2023 Maine Art Education AssociationSpring Conference Retreat
Location: The Ecology School at River Farm
184 Simpson Road, Saco, Maine
Saturday-Sunday, April 29-30, 2023
$250.00 - one night (Saturday), 5 meals 2 people per room.
$350.00 - two nights (Friday and Saturday), 5 meals 2 people per room.
$175.00 - Commuter Rate (zero nights), 5 meals
Optional linens are available at $40.00 payable to The Ecology School at the registration table.
*Must be a MAEA member to attend. If you are not a current member, join HERE first! Reciprocal membership for out-of-state art education associations.
Join us and attend in-person studio workshops in comfortable yurts! The Conference Retreat cost includes one Saturday overnight stay with check-in on Saturday and 3 meals will be served: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Sunday includes two meals: breakfast and lunch. Add-ons for 1-day early check-in ($100) and linens ($40) will be offered.
Meals: Guests will be treated to farm-fresh, local, and nutritious foods during community building meals in our beautiful Dinning Commons. Coffee, tea, and fruit are always available. Lodging: During a two-day, one-night conference at The Ecology School, up to 72 guests may stay in our unique dormitory building. Rooms are doubles. There are two or three shared bathrooms per floor, floor dependent. It has been built according to the rigorous sustainability standards of the Living Building Challenge and promotes sustainable actions in everyday routines and facilitates conservation and mindfulness in community living practices.
Downtime: A 3.5-mile trail system is blazed throughout the 105-acre property, great for walking or running.
Join in your choice of 4 studio workshops for hands-on experiences plus additional optional program elements that could include a Living Building Challenge Tour, a Field Ecology workshop, or a Food is Ecology Lab. Possibly join the Astronomical Society of Northern New England for an evening under the stars Saturday night after attending the MAEA Art Educator of the Year Awards Ceremony! Celebrate Earth Day 2023 and create art expressed through earth-conscious ways! Experiment with Demetri Martin's quote as you submit your studio workshop proposals or volunteer to assist workshop leading educators and/or teaching artists!
The Ecology School at River Bend Farm in Saco, Maine, proudly hosts the MAEA's 2023 Spring Conference Retreat.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY DAYTIME SCHEDULES: 7:00 AM - 8:15 AM: Check-in, Move in, and Registration 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Morning Workshop Sessions 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM: Lunch and The Ecology School Presentations 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM: Afternoon Workshop Sessions 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Dinner
Saturday Evening, APRIL 29TH, 2023 AWARDS CEREMONY AND OUTDOOR PROGRAM 7:30 PM - 8:15 PM: MAEA Art Educator of the Year Awards Ceremony 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM: Star Gazing Format by The Astronomical Society of Northern New England
Link to the Sessions and Items to Bring List - Click HERE.