This post is dedicated to my fun week at the SCAD Summer Educator Forum. I wanted to document my adventures in Savannah, but also give a peek at the program in case you are an art teacher that has stumbled upon this post that may want to go but maybe you weren't sure what to expect.
Honestly, I have been wanting to attend this program for a while. The main deterrent for me was always money as I knew I would be paying everything out of pocket. This past fall, when I was at the FAEA conference, I passed the SCAD booth in the vendor hall per usual and got some info from the table. I saw that there was a $100 off coupon on the marketing...okayyyyy. Maybe that was a sign?
When I got back to my hotel room I saw that one of the classes being offered was FASHION ILLUSTRATION! That was definitely a sign. When I returned from conference I registered for the SEF- and I am so glad that I did.
If you are 'always on a budget' like me let me assure you that this really is a great value. For the cost of registration your lodging is included. Now, it ain't the Hilton folks- it's a dorm, but it sure better than the dorm rooms I knew back in the day! You also get ten meals at the dining hall (which is right next door...many food options, and it's good!) They also had an opening and closing reception with drinks (!!) and passed hors d'oeuvres and I gotta say- it was pretty fancy. There are afternoon and evening activity options that add to the value of the experience (both monetarily and overall). Materials are included for your two workshops. Literally, you could just show up and everything you need will be there. Oh, and transportation while you are there is taken care of- and believe me, you will appreciate those moments in the AC...Savannah in the summer is hottttttttt!
(Left) I was worried there wouldn't be a shower mat or curtain- there was. I actually brought two small rugs from the Dollar Tree to put in front of the sinks. (Middle) The bed is a Twin XL so either pay for the linens from housing or bring some...and bring a nice thick blanket! The AC works great, and if you like to bury yourself in a blanket in a cold room then you will be in heaven. And believe me- you are going to want it to be cold. (Right) Pic from my room after I got settled in a bit. I planned it where I would get there early enough to unpack, shower and take a NAP before any planned events.
That first day is really just getting there and getting moved in. They had a general meeting for everyone at the art museum with a really inspirational speaker and then a reception in the lobby area. I headed out after with my roommates Jen and Heather to get pizza. We made sure to get back and get some rest for our first full day.