Elyse Grams (She/her/hers) is a 2020 graduate of the MFA program at MECA. Her craft-based practice includes ceramics, woodworking, collage, embroidery, cross stitch and sometimes a little of everything else (as long as her curiosity holds). Elyse has a BFA in Ceramics and an K-12 Art Education minor from the University of Texas at San Antonio. With more than five years experience as an educator, as a tutor Elyse enjoys working with students on anything imaginable: from figuring out a workable weekly schedule, to building a resume and writing a cover letter for a job opportunity, to overcoming the dreaded "blank-page" syndrome in tackling difficult to begin essays, asking for help is the first step!
A Texas trans-plant to Maine, Elyse has delighted in the changing seasons, tide pools, and the history of Portland and the Wabanaki land we all live on. Outside of the classroom Elyse can be found reading nearly anything she can get her hands on, attending gallery and museum openings, and encouraging literally everyone to register to vote and participate in local government. Our voices matter!