Welcome Art Educators!
Here you will find ways to fuel your creativity, nominate your students for MECA&D scholarships, become a member of MECA&D’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!
Take a Virtual Tour of MECA&D
Touring MECA&D is a great way to show your students the benefits of attending a visual art school. While we are not currently hosting members of the public, we welcome you and your students to take a virtual tour to experience MECA&D’s campus and see our unique community at work!
We are also hosting several virtual Open Houses and a series of webinars throughout the fall. To learn more and register, see meca.edu/visit.
Nominate Your Students for MECA&D 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.
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&D field trip, ICA exhibition tours, an art-making experience here at MECA&D that correlates to the ICA show, and a student exhibition back at your school.
If you are interested in taking part, please contact Rachel Somerville, Interim Chair and Director of Art Education Outreach of the MAT program, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Institute for Art Educators at Maine College of Art & Design
The Summer Institute for Art Educators at Maine College of Art & Design (formerly Feed Your Soul) is a week-long studio- and academic-based program designed to provide rigorous studio and research opportunities for high school art teachers before the start of the new academic year. The next Summer Institute will happen in Summer 2023.
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&D. Please explore 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
Visual & Performing Arts Specialist
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
Maine Department of Education
Mailing: 23 State House Station
Physical: 111 Sewall Strett
Augusta, ME 04333-0023
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.