Our one-week intensive summer workshops provide an ideal environment to focus on learning and studio work. Taught by instructors renown in their field, these classes are designed to give participants unhindered time where they don’t have to think about anything other than making. Monson Arts provides all meals and the option of housing right in town within walking distance to all of our facilities. Our studios are open 24 hours.
In July and August 2019 we will be offering eight workshops in a variety of media from drawing and painting to writing and audio production. A typical workshop includes 10-15 participants and we are able to host two workshops at a time in our facilities. Sessions begin with dinner on Sunday night and conclude with lunch on Friday. Workshops are open to anyone 18 or older and working at any level from beginners to advanced professionals. Enrollment is on a first-come first-served basis.
Check out our workshop catalog below for complete details and sign up online.
Room & Board:
Day Student: $250
Participants can select a single or double accommodation. If you do not need housing you may attend as a day student at a reduced rate. All meals are included and served at the Quarry restaurant. Fees for materials and supplies will vary for each studio and in general range from $25-$100. A deposit payment of $250 is required at the time of registration with full payment for all summer workshops due by April 30.
Summer 2019 Workshops
Book Arts: Erin Sweeney
June 30-July 5
This workshop will focus on both folded and sewn book structures. read more
Relief Carving: Daniel Minter
June 30-July 5
This workshop is an introduction to relief carving on soft to medium hard woods. read more
Writing: Kimberly Ridley
Spend a week on the edge of Maine’s Hundred-Mile Wilderness gaining skills in the delicate balance between lyricism and science that good nature writing embodies. read more
Mixed Media/Sculpture: Anna Hepler
From Flat to Round: Exploring the Sculptural Properties of Paper, Cardboard, and Plywood read more
Printmaking/Mixed Media: Susan Webster
Printmaking Plus – This workshop will offer a range of monotype and mono-print processes all of which don’t require a press. read more
Audio: Alex Overington
Electroacoustic Composition – This workshop will focus on the skills required to create experimental collage-based audio pieces. read more
Painting: Nina Jerome
Participants in this workshop will draw and paint outdoors in the local surroundings to select landscape themes that both reflect their interests and develop a sense of place that is unique to Monson’s interior Maine environment. read more
Fiber/Mixed Media: Lissa Hunter
Small Vessels, Big Ideas – Using the simple textile techniques of coiling, twining, looping and knotting and a limited array of materials, we will emphasize idea generation in making small textile vessels. read more
Latest News > Workshops at Monson Arts
See our lineup of fee public programs being offered this summer including evening talks by artist/ instructors, exhibits, demonstrations, and film screenings.read more
Our one-week intensive summer workshops provide an ideal environment to focus on learning and studio work. Register online for one of eight workshop offerings in 2019.read more
We have just finalized our schedule for 2019 with some exciting new opportunities for residencies and workshops. Save the dates now and stay tuned for more details about specific programs in the coming months.read more
A new workshop offered over Labor Day weekend is now open for enrollment. This three-day intensive will explore new ways of defining and creating immersive storytelling through technology, events, editing, sound design, and reporting techniques.read more
Sign up today for our inaugural workshop and spend 4 days drawing and painting in Monson this summer!read more