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.
GUILD SCHOOL IS COMING IN...
NOTE: This information is for students who are already registered for Guild School 2020.
It is with a mixture of disappointment and relief that we announce that Guild School 2020, Minis Make Me Smile, is cancelled. In these uncertain times, there is just no way we can guarantee a risk-free Castine Experience. Travel for most people is a cause for serious concern or it is restricted. This is very sad to all of us who love school and especially now when we want and need to see friends and make minis together. Given the state of the global economy, it may also be a significant financial hardship on our students for whom even $200 is critical; and to our instructors who will lose a portion of their income. By canceling, we are being responsible and caring for our participants.
Guild School 2019 Slideshow (view on YouTube)
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Photography: Lena Kiefhaber
Check out videos from past Guild Schools.
Students share a large dormitory room with one other person of their choice, or if desired, a roommate will be assigned. Each person has her or his own bed, dresser, closet, and desk. Linens are provided. Fresh bath towels are supplied daily. Each pair of rooms share a large bath. A private room with shared bath is available for an additional charge. Other limited sleeping accommodationsare available for an additional cost. Students may choose to room and take meals off-campus. 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 accommodated.
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. 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.
Download the pre-registration form now!
This is not a mysterious process. There are two types of registrations: regular and pre-registered. Here is how it goes.
The tuition for the 2021 Guild School is $1600 and is due April 1, 2021. This includes 36 hours of instruction, room, and meals.
If you must cancel, all the money you have paid to the Guild School, less $200 for administrative costs, is refundable upon cancellation through April 30. 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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