ARROW Retreat 2018 has been cancelled.
Monday-Thursday, June 25-28, 12-5 p.m.
Island Readers & Writers is delighted to offer sixth, seventh and eighth-graders from MDI, its outer islands, and Trenton the chance to let their creativity take flight during this cost-free summer workshop! Spaces are limited and preference will be given to students living and/ or attending school on MDI.
Living on Mount Desert Island next to the wilds of Acadia National Park, is an extraordinary opportunity to spark the imagination and the senses. Join us for a four-day, fun exploration of where we are in space and time using personal writing and printmaking. No previous writing or art skills are necessary; just a sense of adventure and an interest in discovering how we each see and observe our environment.
Participants will learn simple printmaking and bookbinding techniques, and create a final piece combining text and image.
Genevieve Morgan is an award-winning author and editor. Her most recent book, The Kinfolk, is the third and final volume of her MG/YA adventure-fantasy, The Five Stones Trilogy. She is also the author of The Fog of Forgetting and Chantarelle, volumes one and two in the series, and the non-fiction book for high schools students called, Undecided: Navigating Life and Learning after High School. Her fiction has won the Silver Moonbeam award for pre-teen fantasy and has been a finalist for the Maine Literary Awards. As a volunteer and teacher, she has worked for many years with kids and teens as the president of the board of The Telling Room, and then as a mentor. She is a contributing writer to Edible Maine and edits literary fiction and memoir for Islandport Press. For more, visit http://ga-morgan.com.
Printmaker and Book Artist
Liz McGhee studied at photography at Bowdoin College, and received her MFA in Bookarts and Printmaking from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Additional studies have included ceramics, and encaustic. She has taught Continuing Studies classes in printmaking and book arts in Philadelphia, Maryland and Portland, and experiential environmental education to students from elementary school through college in Maryland. For 13 years Liz was the Program Manager for Spindleworks, an art center for adults with disabilities. There she was dedicated to promoting the work of 45 artists in a variety of disciplines. Liz finds joy in facilitating the creative exploration and success of others. She is currently a member of Pickwick Independent Press in Portland Maine. For more, visit www.lizmcghee.com.
Schedule at a Glance
Day 1 – Monday, June 25
Theme: Taking it All In!
Creating your envelope book
Nature walk and writing
Day 2 – Tuesday, June 26
Theme: Memories/ Echoes of Place
Wendell Gilley film screening
Creating pamphlet books
Guided writing workshop
Discovering the outdoors and creating in the studio
Day 3 – Wednesday, June 27
Theme: Outside Ourselves/ Impressions of Others
Day 4 – Thursday, June 28
Braiding it all together – questions and answers
Complete capstone project – expressing creativity through text and image
ARROW graduates host exhibition at Wendell Gilley Museum