The Department of Continuing Studies offers 3 terms of youth programming throughout the year.
Youth Term Dates: Youth Term Dates: October 5 - December 7 (10 weeks)
Youth Term Dates: February 8 - April 19 (10 weeks, no class Admitted Student Day)
Dates: June 24 - August 8 (6 weeks, no classes the week of July 4)
*Dates subject to change.
Ages 9 - 12
Art education helps develop a child’s creativity, imagination, cognitive skills, problem solving abilities and much more. Art Academy courses are designed to provide a creative outlet for children that can play a major role in their development. Courses are offered in a variety of mediums during three terms in the year, fall, winter, and summer. Courses during the academic year take place on Saturdays for 10 weeks. Courses in the summer are week long, half day programs that take place over the 6 week term.
Ages 13 - 17
Studio School courses are designed for young artists looking to develop their skills in a professional studio setting. Courses are offered in a variety of mediums so that students have the opportunity to explore areas not typically offered in a high school setting such as ceramics and jewelry & metalsmithing. Courses during the academic year take place on Saturdays for 10 weeks. Courses in the summer are week long, half day programs that take place over the 6 week term.
The Pre-College Prep course which is part of Studio School, has been developed to prepare students interested in applying to art school or a Pre-College program. A strong well-rounded portfolio is an essential part of the application. Students who complete the Pre-College Prep course will automatically be accepted into the MECA Pre-College Summer Program. Pre-College Prep is offered all the terms of the year.
Both Art Academy and Studio School offer summer courses in a format different from course offerings during the fall and winter terms. Week long sessions that are half day enable parents to choose a half day program or build a full day program for their child. Students have the opportunity to experience a variety of mediums from drawing and painting to sculpture and photography. Courses are developed for specific age groups to provide a high quality learning environment for all ages and levels of experience in the arts. Currently, there are 24 courses to choose from throughout the 6 week youth summer term.
Thanks to the generous support of the Stephanie Hope Mull Memorial Scholarship Fund of the Maine Community Foundation, MECA is able to provide a limited amount of scholarships for students to attend summer youth programs.
For more information please call 207.699.5062 or contact Nik Bsullak, Assistant Director of Continuing Studies, nbsullak@MECA.edu