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

Intensive Summer Workshops

Each summer, Monson Arts programs a variety of short 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 arrival night and conclude before lunch on the final day. 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

 

2024 Summer Workshops

Our lineup of Summer Workshops for 2024 offers many exciting opportunities to work alongside professional artists, writers, and media producers while engaging directly with the North Woods. We will be offering 4-6 day courses in writing and visual arts. New this year, we will be hosting the Conference of Poetry and Learning.

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, ROOM & BOARD

Varies for each program due to length.

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.

More workshops will be added soon! 

Latest News > Workshops at Monson Arts

Preview our 2024 Residency Schedule

Preview our 2024 Residency Schedule

Monson Arts plans to welcome a total of 100 residents in 2023. Check out our complete lineup of residency dates for next year. Winter applications will be open August 1 – Sep 15.

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Preview our 2023 Residency Schedule

Preview our 2023 Residency Schedule

Monson Arts plans to welcome a total of 100 residents in 2023. Check out our complete lineup of residency dates for next year. Winter applications will be open August 1 – Sep 15.

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Preview our 2022 Residency Schedule

Preview our 2022 Residency Schedule

Monson Arts hopes to bring a total of 100 residents in 2022 making it our busiest year yet. Check out our complete lineup of residency dates for next year. Apply now for Spring sessions!

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Summer 2019 Public Programs

Summer 2019 Public Programs

See our lineup of fee public programs being offered this summer including evening talks by artist/ instructors, exhibits, demonstrations, and film screenings.

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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 30. 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.

Fees

The cost of participating in a workshop includes tuition, room and board. 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, ROOM & BOARD
Single: $1465
Double: $1240
Day Student: $1015
Day Student Lunch Only: $775

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. Bedrooms are comfortably furnished with twin beds. Linens and towels are provided, you should bring an extra swim towel.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made 30 days prior to the start of your workshop will receive a refund minus a $50 processing fee. Cancellations made 10 days prior will receive a 50% refund. Any cancellations after that will be charged the full rate. However, if you experience illness on the day of planned arrival, we will refund minus $50 to protect all of our participants. Should circumstances change, and we decide it is not possible to safely operate and cancel or postpone a workshop, you will receive a full refund.