MECA Educates Artists of All Ages - Maine College of Art

Maine College of Art donor Fred Thompson and his grandson Milan Pejic both took classes through MECA’s Continuing Studies program in the summer of 2018. Milan took a Digital Photography class and Fred took Introductory Woodworking, a week-long intensive. Fred is an Annual Fund donor and has also helped support MECA through the Maine Community Foundation’s Rines/Thompson Fund for nearly 20 years. The fund supports FY-In, MECA’s innovative First-Year Seminar, which combines studio work, academic research, and involvement with a community partner.

“Right out of the starting gate, MECA students learn the critical importance of collaborating with other students and put their creative efforts to use to address real-world problems,” Fred said. “Art is becoming more and more important in the digital era. Whether they study web building, computer graphics, music production, clothing design, fine woodworking or a myriad of other subjects, MECA students graduate with the skills necessary to maneuver through this complex and dynamic world.”

Photo by Kyle Dubay ’18