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Below you’ll find some of the highlights from MECA’s two Virtual Accepted Student Days. We’re also working on captioning workshops and sessions, so stay tuned for more additions in the near future!
Welcome to Virtual Accepted Student Day at Maine College of Art!
Welcome to Virtual Accepted Student Day from President Laura Freid (1 min)
View Welcome from the President
Welcome to Virtual Accepted Student Day from the MECA Admissions Team (2 mins)
View Welcome Video
Virtual Tour of Maine College of Art (17 mins)
View Virtual Tour
Student Q+A Session
(video coming soon)
Moderated by Dean Ian Anderson, in conversation with current students in the BFA program.
Artists at Work Info Session
(video coming soon)
Presented by Jessica Tomlinson, Director of Artists at Work, with special guest alum Jordan Carey ’19.
Artmaking Demos and Workshops with MECA Faculty
Live Illustration Workshop
with Michael Connor, Assistant Professor of Illustration
view the workshop at the link above with the password: 7V&VV546
Where do you get your ideas from? This is a question many artists, especially illustrators are asked. An illustrator has to draw from many sources to generate concepts and solve visual problems. An illustrator must be flexible and inventive as a concept can change as a project develops according to the demands of the project, the client’s wishes, and the illustrator adding a new spin on an old idea. This workshop/demo includes glimpses of work by MECA Illustration majors, work by instructor Michael Connor, and a fun sketch exercise using juxtaposition to create layered meanings using found objects and surprise prompts!
Any kind of paint (watercolor, acrylic, oil, gouache, etc.) in at least 3 colors
Palette knife (or brush, or disposable knife, or anything that lets you mix paint)
A mixing surface (glass or plastic palette, palette paper, plastic wrap stretched over cardboard, aluminum foil, whatever you have available to you!)
Pencil and eraser
Cup of water
Rag or paper towel
Paper that can take wet media
Liquid cyanotype (like Jacquard’s Cyantoype Set or similar)
Wide brush (for applying chemistry)
Contact print frame (that fits your paper size)
Take a campus tour and dive deeper into each of our studio majors:
Animation & Game Art | Ceramics | Graphic Design | Illustration | Metalsmithing & Jewelry | Painting | Photography | Printmaking | Sculpture | Textile & Fashion Design | Woodworking & Furniture Design
Learn how our community is responding to our new remote reality
“Mable and the Wolf”
by StopMotionCollab: Khayman Clancy, Sam McKenzie, Amanda Saker (all class of ’20)
a junior collaboration film, class of ’18
“Newt: The Invincible Ball Boy (Work in Progress)”
by Corey Boynton ’21
“Hotdog vs. Hotdog”
by Alex Ryan (Faculty)
“Title” is the actual title of this one.
by Logan White ’20
by Sam Tabibian ’21
“Tiny Sheriff vs Slightly Larger Outlaw”
by Josh Lightbourne ’20, Elise Foley ’19, Taryn Perry ’19
“Untitled 2D animation film”
by Will Kittridge ’19
Enroll in MECA’s next cohort by submitting your enrollment fees here. You can also submit your housing fee and deposit at this link, too.
If you have any questions, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207.699.5026.
Animation & Game Art: William Kittredge ’19, Invasion Andromedae
Foundation: Anna Valenti ’20, Anchored by a Breath
Metalsmithing & Jewelry: Chloe Darke ’11, C. militaris var. homines (extracted specimens)
Music: Photography by Kyle Dubay ’18
Graphic Design & Illustration: Tyler Eldridge ’18, Experience X Remembrance Illustrations
Woodworking & Furniture Design: Melinda Aste, Stack Cabinet
Printmaking: Miekala Cangelosi ’16, Same Genes, Different People