Photo Treks in the Midcoast

October 21, 2009
Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (no classes during Thanksgiving week)
Gamble Education Center
Hop on the bus with Trekkers, Maine Media Workshops and Julia’s Gallery for Young Artists to learn photography skills from teen mentors and local artists while investigating the unique character of the region’s working waterfront. Over an eight-week period, students will travel on the Trekkers bus to coastal sites in towns such as Cushing, Thomaston, St. George, Rockland, Rockport and Camden to investigate the history, stories and current issues related to the lobster, groundfish, clamming and seaweed industries, in addition to the tradition of boatbuilding and schooners in midcoast Maine. Students will document their findings through photographs, sketching and interviews and work at the Maine Media Workshops lab to edit and refine their work. The program will culminate in a celebratory exhibition and reception in 2010.

Level: 8th/9th grade (7 students); 11th/12th grade (3 student mentors)
Class size: limited to 10 students from Julia’s Gallery
Cost: free
Application: required for 8th/9th grade students (deadline: October 16); please download application below; students interested in mentoring should call Rachel Nixon
For more information: please call Rachel Nixon at 596-6457 x 146 or email
Max Van Dyne (age 7), Buoys in the Water, 2009, digital ink jet print
Maxwell VanDyne (age 7), Buoys in the Water, 2009, Digital inkjet print
Price: $0.00