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FAQ & General Information

Emergency Number & Health Info

Any emergency, including the need for medical attention, should be directed to the Academy’s Safety Department. Dial 911 or the following:

Night or Day
On campus, from any house phone: Dial Ext. 2479
Off campus, cell phone, or from any campus pay phone:
Dial (207) 326-2479

Health Services - See the flyer in folder for references.

Keys and Cards IMPORTANT!

The academy has a key card entry system. These are Proxy Cards and will give you access to most of the buildings on campus. Please carry these at all times and guard them with your life, possibly keeping them in your name tag holder. They are very expensive to replace and we get charged the loss fee. This fee of $75 will be charged to you if lost.

Name Badges

Wear these at all times. These MUST be worn with a safety pin, no lanyards. It really helps us to get to know one another. First Year Students have a BRIGHT GREEN badge. Remember your first year and be especially helpful, friendly, and inclusive.

For Guests!

Sunday, June 11, at 8:00 am
in the School Office in the Student Center

This is an informal, designated time at the start of the week to meet other guests. Share interests and discuss possible activities throughout the week.

Over the years, many of our guests have joined forces to golf, bicycle, kayak, hike, play tennis, antique, shop, eat, or sightsee. We can also share ways you can help during the school week—staffing the exhibit, driving Iggy, etc.

Guild School Office/Store | Leeward, Alfond Student Center

This is the working hub of the school. We stay open nearly all day to accommodate your classroom schedules and meet your needs. Come visit, chat, get questions answered, share ideas, buy a t-shirt, browse the library, pick up auction pieces, drop off forms, or pay a bill. Hang out! We love company!

Where the Small Things Are Exhibit. Harborview, Student Center

This is a display of miniature art created or collected by Guild School students and instructors. Please let us know if you are not able to view it during the posted hours. We will try to make special arrangements. If you are displaying items, you will need to get them to the exhibit room as soon as you arrive and then pick them up the following Thursday between 12:00 noon and 5:00 pm.

Message/Bulletin Board

Located in the lobby of the Student Center. This is where important notices, daily updates and changes, phone messages, lost and found, mail, flight changes/airport shuttle schedule, and silent auction winners will be posted.


2020 Scholarship Recipient

Doreen Weatherman-Koch,
Loudon, TN

2021 Scholarship Recipient

Pierluigi Pirovano

2023 Scholarship Recipients

Roxanne Brathwaite
Toronto, Canada

Yvetter Money
Ontario, Canada

Effie Pryor
Tasmania, Australia


Hannah Lemon
United Kingdom

Guild School 2024 Proposal Board

Photos of class projects proposed for next year will be posted on this board in the lobby of the Student Center. Check it out and fill out and return your blue 2024 Guild School Opinion Form.

Registration Packet and Forms

Take time to read through these. Much of the information will be of interest to you as you proceed through the week. Your seminar confirmation is in here, as well as your financial statement. Please fill out any forms and return them to the School Office. Use the Checklist.

Be a Star

In keeping with the tradition of the Guild School, you can earn a Shining Star sticker for your name badge. There are many ways to help out and support the school. Giving you a star is our way of saying Thanks!


Continuing this year. We are very thankful for the generous donations of miniature magazines…and sometimes we are overwhelmed. Again, this year we will put them out on a table in the School Office with an honor system “Donation” box. Please take any magazines you wish and make an appropriate donation for them.

Airport Shuttle Schedule

The airport shuttle schedule and any flight changes we know of will be posted on the Message Board on Wednesday or Thursday. Let the School Office know ASAP of any flight changes.


If you expect to ship class projects home, you will need to find your own boxes, tape, labels, etc. Watch for posted information on the message board.


There are no ice machines in the dorm buildings. However, an ice chest will be filled and available each evening in the lobby of Curtis.

Laundry Card

Laundry cards can be checked out in the lobby of Curtis Hall. RETURN IMMEDIATELY AFTER USE so the next person can use it.

Policies of Etiquette and Compliance

  • We often try to capture the week’s activities on video or in photographs. We hope to not offend anyone or disrupt anyone’s work. If you would rather not be included, please feel free to step aside.
  • No recording devices are allowed in classrooms without the instructor’s permission.
  • No visiting, observing or working in a classroom while a class is in session unless you are registered for that class.
  • Maine state law prohibits smoking or vaping in the public and dorm rooms of the Academy. It also prohibits walking on campus with alcoholic beverages. The Academy does not allow alcoholic beverages in dorm rooms.
  • Be conscious of those who might be trying to sleep. DO NOT SLAM DOORS, PLEASE! Suggested quiet time between 11:00 pm and 7:00 am.
  • The Guild School has a firm policy restricting students and instructors from selling in the classroom setting or in the dorm rooms. This includes any classroom activity such as seminars. The only exception to this policy is students who are purchasing supplies or materials from their instructor if it is directly related to their class project.
  • Out of courtesy to our instructors who have spent a good deal of time designing and developing a class project, we ask that you do not go home to produce, teach and/or sell the same project made at school.
  • Seminars are on a sign up basis. For most seminars, enrollment is limited. You are welcome to attend the unlimited enrollment seminars, but are restricted from attending the closed sessions.

Where are the small things? In the EXHIBIT ROOM, of course!

So much talent will be on display in the exhibit room this year. Many students are bringing pieces that they created — from paintings to carving to pottery — the room is such a treat to spend time in. This year we are remembering Sandra Rubin with examples of classes she’s taught along with pieces collectors have purchased. We are also honoring one of the great ladies of stitching — Annelle Ferguson. Annelle has been a long-time instructor at Guild School and sells at several shows each year. Annelle wrote a book “Traditional Needlework in Miniature” in 2003 but it is still highly sought after by petitpointers. Former students will be displaying their finished projects and collectors will have their items created by Annelle on display also. The exhibit of Petitpoint items has been such a hit that it is returning for the third year. The range of stitching projects on display will be amazing.

Be sure to make time to visit the exhibit room either during the evening receptions or during the day. You never know what you’ll find.


Go out on the town. Have a dorm party. Read a book. Do the laundry. Go to bed early. Have a quiet chat with a friend.
No work! All classrooms are closed tonight!

Or...Fun and Games! In the Bilge, 7:00 pm
Tired of sawdust up your nose and paint stains in your hair? How about relaxing with friends over a game of Charades, Pictionary, or Scrabble…and beat the pants off the instructor who’s been on your back all week? Join us for fun and games, have some refreshments, and get the kinks out of your neck. Many of the old favorites available to play quietly in a twosome or join a boisterous bunch for a rousing good time.


June 8-14, 2024

Pre-Register Now!

See you next year…

October 1: Pre-Registration Deadline. Catalogue of Class Offerings is mailed and posted online

November TBA: Registration with class choice due

November TBA: Lottery drawing for pre-registered students

January 2024: Class assignments mailed

image Barbara Davis, Director
3485 North Main St
Soquel, CA 95073

image International Guild of Miniature Artisans, Ltd.
P.O. Box 3643
Hollywood, FL 33083
800.711. IGMA

For the health and wellbeing of our community, the Maine Maritime Academy campus and vessels (ashore and afloat) are smoke- and tobacco-free.