Guild School News September 2016
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Join us June 10-16, 2017 in Castine, Maine.

Have you ever tried to explain what Guild School is all about? Even when talking to fellow miniaturists, the conversation can be challenging. There just isn’t a simple way to describe the Castine Experience. If you look closely at this year’s logo and jigsaw puzzle theme, you will see some words that encapsulate many aspects of school: miniatures, art, education, sharing, joy, collaboration, improvement, accomplishment, encouragement, and friendship. That’s the idea behind the 2017 logo – if we put these concepts all together, we have the Guild School.

2017 Guild School

A Preview of Guild School 2017

32 Instructors who are all Artisans and Fellows of the Guild will be teaching 47 different projects. As many of you know, the proposals were truly amazing and the committee had a really difficult time narrowing it down. We have four new instructors. Two have been scholarship students at school – Elga Koster and Michael Yurkovic. New to school are Pia Becker and Chris Malcomson. All first-time instructors get a mentor. Check out the 2017 Instructors and Classes.

Pre-Register for School Now! Deadline October 7.

Instructors and classes are posted on the IGMA website. Pre-register now through October 7, 2016 (the form must be in my hands by Oct. 7, not postmarked). Regular registration continues through May 1, 2017. Pre-registration entitles you to be included in the lottery drawing for classes that will take place on November 16, 2016. Don't wait! 80-90% of students pre-register. Read more about the registration process and download the form.

Class catalogCatalogue Coming Soon!

The Catalogue of Class Offerings will be mailed to pre-registered students and instructors for arrival shortly after October 7. It will be posted online October 8.

Dates to Remember

November 14: class choices due
November 16: lottery drawing for pre-registered students
Volunteers: Peggy Bugg, Audrey Tripp and Carol Hinkle.

A Thank You to Guild School Volunteers

You know how much we rely on talented and dedicated volunteers to do so many of the jobs at school. Over the past years, three women have assumed the leadership of three important functions of our school week: Erin Carter, Ruth Clay and Sue Krzysko. We thank them for their commitment to these successful programs. Of course, within a few days, we had new volunteers to carry us forward: Peggy Bugg, Scholarship Chairperson; Audrey Tripp, Exhibit Coordinator; and Carol Hinkle, Auction Coordinator. Thank you for helping to make Guild School a success!
Postcard from Castine

View Guild School  2016  photos!

Thanks to Heather Almeda and others we can relive the Castine Experience. Nearly 400 photos - candid and unedited - are posted on the Guild School page of the IGMA website.   Photo: Diane Almeyda, Instructor; Heather; Gerry Bacsik, Student.

Follow us on Instagram! 

Great photos in the moment! Post your own creations you've made at school. Thanks to Kate Ünver, IGMA Board Member, and to Heather for keeping us up with social media. 

Connect on Facebook!

Bonni Backe, Guild School instructor and Facebook moderator, is always posting photos and bits of fun and useful information about school and the village of Castine. Join us!
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