Welcome Art Educators!

Here you will find ways to fuel your creativity, nominate your students for MECA scholarships, become a member of MECA’s library, information about advancing your degree (MFA), links specific to art educators, Scholastics opportunities, and resources to foster the goal of diversity to strengthen your learning community.

Meet Your Admissions Point Person

You can find your admissions counselor here and email them to plan a visit to present in your classroom which is a great way to educate your students about careers in the arts, or they can attend a critique, art exhibition at your school, or a community event!

Bring Your Students to Tour MECA

Touring MECA is a great way to show your students the benefits of attending a visual art school.  We welcome you and your students to visit MECA’s campus to see our unique community at work. Come tour our facilities and specialized equipment, walk through our studios, and talk with our students and faculty.

Laila Fatimi can schedule your visit to campus, including tours, portfolio reviews, info sessions, and Open Houses. Email or call her at lfatimi@meca.edu 207.699.5026.

Your Students + MAT Teacher Candidates = Adventures in Art

Contemporary art for contemporary students. Adventures in Art is a contemporary art education program for your students, that uses the current ICA exhibition and on-going curriculum connections. This includes a classroom visit from the MAT teacher candidates, MECA field trip, ICA exhibition tours, an art-making experience here at MECA that correlates to the ICA show, and a student exhibition back at your school.

If you are interested in taking part, please contact Kelly McConnell, Director of Art Education Outreach & Associate Professor of the MAT program, at kmcconnell@meca.edu

Nominate Your Students for MECA Scholarships!

Use the following forms to nominate your sophomores and juniors for scholarships to our Pre-College program, as well as for seniors that you feel should be considered for additional scholarships if accepted into the BFA program.

You can nominate up to three students in each category.

Maine Region Scholastic Art Awards

Maine students are invited to submit creative and original work to any of the Awards’ seventeen creative categories, including architecture, photography, sculpture, comic art, painting, video game design, fashion, and more.

Feed Your Soul: an Art Educator Program

Feed Your Soul at MECA is a week-long studio-based program focused on giving high school art educators time in the studio to refresh after the school year.

Other Resources

MAT Shared Lesson Plans

Here are current & archived examples of workshops, lesson plans & outreach shared by alumni of the Master of Arts in Teaching program here at MECA. Please poke around to learn more about the good work our MAT family is doing and feel free to download some lesson plan PDFs for inspiration and use in your own classroom!

Maine Department of Education Contact Info

Nate Menifield
Visual & Performing Arts Specialist
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
207.624.6824

Maine Department of Education
Mailing: 23 State House Station

Physical: 111 Sewall Strett

Augusta, ME 04333-0023
207.624.6825
fax: 207.624.6821

Join the Joanne Waxman Library

Members of the general public may apply for a library card for an annual fee of $50 ($25 for seniors).

Books: 42,000+ volumes
Periodicals: 108 hard copy subscriptions
E-Journals: 53 electronic subscriptions
Videos/DVDs: 505 titles
Artist Books/Zines: 455 titles
85% of the collection geared to the study of art and design
15% of the collection geared to support of the Liberal Arts programs
95% of the collection can be borrowed

More information here.

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