Fiber College Presents: Summer Shorts at the Campground

New in 2023, Summer Shorts are fun, 10 hour art retreats led by some of our favorite artists in residence.  A small group of camping guests and visitors will have the opportunity to forget their day-to-day lives and focus on a passion at the art studio and in the middle of the gardens on weekends.  For only $495 you'll have an accomplished teacher at your side, guiding you through your project from start to finish.  In an intimate, outdoor setting (10-12 people maximum), you'll be inspired to personalize your project.  You'll learn and refine skills that allow you to head back to your evening campfire (and ultimately home) with a glow of accomplishment.  Retreat attendees will share lunch in the garden kitchen and may prepare other communal meals there if you choose to continue your conversation with a glass of wine under the setting sun.

Summer Shorts

Samantha Verrone, a journey of creating marks on fabric with rust and plants and pigments with Spring botanicals.  Learn to upcycle garments, use invasive plants for their beautiful color and create one of a kind linens for your home.

Mary Delano, Botanical Printing on silk, wool, cotton and linen using botanicals and dye blankets to create those Instagramable images you lust after.  Mary's work is the inspiration for Searsport Shores' new dye studio.  With her guidance, explore printing on wide swaths of fabric...wide enough for garments, table linens and so much more.

Susan Muldoon, Backpack Basket

Mary Laury, Mary Laury is an accomplished watercolorist and highly esteemed teacher. She encourages all her students to believe they can be successful. Painting is an exciting medium; it flows and moves and does beautiful things. If you have never painted in watercolors, we will start at the beginning. If you have painted before, you will pick up some new tips and tricks as well. We all learn together!

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop will run concurrently from Thursday afternoon through Sunday Afternoon with Chris Toy's Asian Fusion Cooking.  All meals are included in the workshop fee as well as specially planned optional evening activities designed to extend your learning from the day’s workshops. Registration for this retreat is through Maine Adult Education.

Chris Toy, Asian Fusion Cooking.  Chris is the author of 6 popular cookbooks, a private chef, and has taught Asian-fusion cooking for several Maine community education programs. Cooking students will learn how to prepare a variety of recipes from Asia, Europe, and the Americas incorporating traditional and local ingredients. Each meal will actively engage cooks with the tools, techniques, and stories behind the dishes being created. 

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop will run concurrently from Thursday afternoon through Sunday Afternoon with Mary Laury's Watercolor Painting Retreat.  All meals are included in the workshop fee as well as specially planned optional evening activities designed to extend your learning from the day’s workshops. Registration for this retreat is through Maine Adult Education.