The Guild School is held every June at The Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, Maine. It is an intensive week-long learning experience offering a wide variety of courses taught by exceptionally talented Artisans and Fellows of The Guild.
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Guild School 2023 Slideshow
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Check out more videos from Guild School 2023 by Darren Scala, Becky Gannon and Latonya Collier. You can also view slideshows and videos from past Guild Schools.
The Curtis dorm will be closed for renovations during our event this year. Students will need to lodge off-campus. The Guild School is offering the option of a packaged, discounted group rate at the Bucksport Fort Knox Park Inn, including transportation to and from campus, tuition and all meals on campus. Students may choose to book and pay for lodging accommodations on their own off-campus at a local inn, rental house, AirBnB, or VRBO. There are many available. We will provide a list of resources for housing options. For more flexibility, students may wish to drive to school or rent a car. As an off-campus student, there will be the choice of a meal plan that suits you, including all meals on campus. There is extremely limited housing on campus as instructors and school workers must be considered first for placement. There is no smoking on campus property.
Meals are served cafeteria-style in the dining hall, a spacious building located in the center of campus. Offerings include a selection of hot entrees that change daily; salad bar; large selection of fruit, cereal, and bread items; coffee, tea, milk, juice, and sodas; ice cream; other dessert items. Other meals include the opening dinner, a lobster cookout, and the graduation banquet. Special dietary needs will be considered, if possible.
For more information, please download the Off-Campus Housing Guide for 2024 (PDF)
Meal Plan Options for off-campus students who find their own lodging (select one):
Barbara Davis and Annelle Ferguson will be managing the housing and meal assignments. CONTACT BARBARA through email at email@example.com or call 831-325-6833 Pacific Time (mobile phone) with any questions.
The selection and accompanying additional charges for a private room with shared bath or other limited accommodations will be made during the next few months. You will receive a handout of information and forms regarding these options.
Other additional charges may be incurred, such as airport, shuttle, seminars and extra overnight accommodations.
Registration requires a minimum deposit of $200, which is applied to the tuition fee. This deposit is non-refundable. Payment can be made by check (from US banks only and in US Dollars), VISA or Master Card.
The tuition fee and additional charges are payable in full before April 1, 2024. Students who have not met this deadline will risk forfeiting their positions in classes with waiting lists.
The school is open to non-members as well as Guild members. However, members in good standing receive a $25 discount on the tuition fee. Only one discount is allowed per family.
Full-tuition scholarships to the school are awarded annually.
The campus is situated on a hill, so people with serious health problems need to consider their ability to walk between the various buildings used throughout the week. There is limited driving and parking access close to buildings. Elevators are available, but few and far between.
All registrants will be notified of their course assignment(s) upon receipt of the deposit and registration form.
Prior to the start of school, students will receive correspondence regarding seminars, rooming assignments, airport shuttle service, etc. Throughout the year, students will receive updates and announcements via email blasts in Guild School News. Please read these email newsletters as this is the only method of communication throughout the year.
Students will also receive correspondence by April 1 from their instructor(s) regarding necessary supplies, tools, materials fees, etc.
|Students arrive||Saturday, June 8, 2024||(suggested prior to 3:00 pm to register and check into dorm)|
|New Student Tour||Saturday, June 8, 2024||3:00 pm|
|Opening Event||Saturday, June 8, 2024||5:30 pm|
|Classes begin||Sunday, June 9, 2024||8:00 am|
|Classes end||Friday, June 14, 2024||5:30 pm|
|Graduation||Friday, June 14, 2024||6:30 - 9:00 pm|
|Students depart||Saturday, June 15, 2024||before 10:00 am|
Bangor International Airport is the closest airport. If you are arriving and departing by plane, transportation can be provided between the airport and the academy for a nominal fee.
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This is not a mysterious process. There are two types of registrations: regular and pre-registered. Here is how it goes.
If you must cancel, all the money you have paid to the Guild School, less $200 for administrative costs, is refundable upon cancellation through May 1. The cancellation fee is not applicable to any subsequent school’s tuition.
Cancellations received from May 1 through May 15 will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be issued after May 15.
Unless otherwise stated, the materials fee is paid directly to the instructor prior to the start of school. This fee is refundable only if a cancellation is filled. A student who cancels does not receive any materials.
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