Barbara Sullivan (left) works with a student in her fresco workshop, July 2021

Intensive Summer Workshops

Each summer, Monson Arts programs a variety of one-week intensive workshops in our studios which provide an ideal environment to focus on learning and creative 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. The studios are open 24 hours.

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 before lunch on Saturday. 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.

Painting workshop with Alan Bray, 2018

2022 Summer Workshops

Our lineup of Summer Workshops for 2022 offers many exciting opportunities to work alongside professional artists, writers, and media producers. We’ve made a few changes to our format (including adding one more full day to each workshop!) but we’re glad to say that we anticipate the same in-person, in-studio learning experience as years past. We will once again be offering eight one-week workshops in a variety of media scheduled across four sessions that will take place in June and July, including a special session dedicated to audio production and storytelling planned in collaboration with the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies at Maine College of Art & Design. Other offerings include Poetry, Book Arts, Sculpture, Quilting, and Drawing. Browse our complete 2022 Summer Workshop catalog below for details and course descriptions. Online registration is now open!

For health and safety, we are requiring that all workshop participants provide proof of up to date COVID19 vaccination before the start of their workshop session. Additional precautions including mask wearing and distancing in common areas will be in effect in accordance with the current guidelines put forward by the CDC at the time of workshop sessions. We appreciate your understanding.

Michael Stasiuk giving a demo during his mixed media workshop, July 2021

The cost to take a workshop includes tuition, room & board, and materials fees. We offer on-campus housing in a private (single) or double (shared with one other person) room. Room availability is limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis. If you do not need housing, you may register as a day student at a reduced rate. Whether staying on campus or off, all meals are included and prepared by the Quarry Fine Dining restaurant. Fees for materials and supplies will vary for each studio and can range from $25-$100.

Tuition: $650

ROOM & BOARD
Single: $790
Double: $565
Day Student: $340

If you are unable to register below because a workshop is full, please contact our office about being on the waitlist. We will let you if space becomes available.

2022 Summer Workshops

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Workshop Registration

Enrollment in each workshop is handled on a first-come, first-served basis. A deposit payment of $250 is required at the time of registration with full payment for all summer workshops due by May 15 (extended date). If a workshop is full you can contact our office to be placed on the waitlist free of charge. If space becomes available we will let you know. All workshops begin on a Sunday afternoon and conclude on Saturday morning.

Anyone participating in a Monson Arts workshop in 2022 will be required to show proof that they are up to date with COVID19 vaccinations before the start of their workshop session.

Fees

The cost of participating in a workshop includes tuition, room & board, and materials fees. We offer on-campus housing in a private (single) or double (shared with one other person) room. Room availability is limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis. If you do not need housing, you may register as a day student at a reduced rate. Whether staying on campus or off, all meals are included and prepared for workshop participants by the Quarry restaurant. Fees for materials and supplies will vary for each studio and can range from $25-$100.

Tuition: $650

ROOM & BOARD
Single:$790
Double: $565
Day Student: $340

Accommodations

Housing is in new or recently refurbished houses located within walking distance of studios and workshops. Single or double occupancy bedrooms are provided in shared housing with occupancy limited to keep all guests safe and comfortable. Protocols for cleaning, distancing, and face coverings have been established throughout all common areas of Monson Arts’ facilities in accordance with current CDC guidelines. Bedrooms are comfortably furnished with twin beds. Linens and towels are provided although when possible, guests are encouraged to bring their own towels, bedding and pillows.

Cancellation Policy

We understand the difficulties of planning to participate in a workshop program during the pandemic and have adjusted our cancellation policy to allow for maximum flexibility. If at any point you need to cancel due to illness, risk, or restriction we will make a full refund of your workshop payment minus a $50 processing fee. If we decide that it is not possible to safely operate and cancel or postpone a workshop, you will receive a full refund.