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UMaine Community Artreach

September 24, 2020

Art Education

Last spring art education students at the University of Maine in one of Connie Albertson’s courses were working on a yearly community artreach/servide learning project called the University of Maine Art Education Community Outreach (UMAECO).

Community partners Kathy Pollard of Know Your Land and the lead project director of the Bangor Land Trust’s Edible Landscape Project, Ann Pollard Ranco, enrolled member of the Penobscot Nation, and others who worked together to develop interdisciplinary/ intercultural art lessons that also address LD 295. In addition art teacher Courtney Harvey at the Doughty Middle School in Bangor was part of the project with plans to teach in person lessons. When schools closed because of the pandemic the university students turned to video lessons. Consequently, they’ve produced useful online lessons that are available for a broader audience at THIS LINK. You might find this helpful in person and/or remotely when planning lessons for the school year.

The resources include the history, culture, and all kinds of interesting information about the outdoors of Maine’s Indigenous peoples and directly connect with Maine’s Bicentennial celebration. Several resources are included and geared to grades 6-8, adaptable for high school.

Thank you to these students who are responsible for the work.

Iorthanis Andoniades

Blake Eden

Marion Harless

Sarah Picard

Kate Westhaver

This project was supported by generous grants from The Maine Humanities Council, The University of Maine McGillicuddy Humanities Center and the Department of Art. If you have any questions please contact Connie Albertson at



January 12, 2019

University of Maine campus

ArtWorks!, an art program for students in grades K through 8, provides children an opportunity to explore the world of art through hands-on experiences with a variety of visual media, the history of art, and the viewing of art works. The spring ArtWorks! session will run for five consecutive weeks with classes held on Friday afternoonsfrom February 8-March 8, 3:30-5:00 in Lord Hall on the University of Maine campus. The fifth week will be the Children’s exhibition held on March 8th.

Parents or guardians are responsible for their children’s transportation to and from the program.  Classes will begin promptly at 3:30 and conclude at 5:00 sharpFor safety, students will not be allowed to leave the classroom until the pre-designated adult has come to the room to pick him or her up.

Class sections are organized by age and/or grade level, and spaces are very limited. Acceptance into the program will be on a first-come-first-serve basis. A list of alternates will be kept in case of vacancies.

A $25 course feewill be charged for the spring session to cover the costs of materials used during the classes. The course fee must be paid on or before the first day of classes. Checks should be made out to the University of Maine. A limited number of scholarships are available.


♥All ArtWorks! classes are taught by Art Education undergraduate students, under the close supervision of Dr. Constant Albertson. ArtWorks! is a lab school designed to provide future art teachers the opportunity to develop the skills necessary for success in their future classrooms.To facilitate this, we ask parents and Ed. Techs to stay outside the classroom during the ArtWorks!Sessions.  As this will be one of the students’ first formal teaching experience it is important that it be as realistic as possible. Your cooperation is appreciated.

♥  Art classes will take place on the second and third floors of Lord Hall. There is an elevator to all floors and the bathrooms are accessible. Art Education students will contact you prior to the first class to give you your child(ren)’s room number(s). If your child has particular learning needs or allergies, it is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to contact Dr. Albertson directly prior to the first class, and inform the art education student who calls you.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, contact Dr. Constant Albertson at 581-3251 or the Dept. of Art, Lord Hall, at 581-3245 or by e-mail:


Please printclearly (this is very important!)

Student’s name:_________________________________________________________________________


Age:_______ Grade Level:_______   School: ________________________________________________


Parent or Guardian’s name:________________________________ Day Phone:____________________


Email Address:________________________________________Evening Phone:____________________


Please make checks out to University of Maine.  Send applications to University of Maine, Dept. of Art, Lord Hall, Orono, ME. 04469-5743. Attention:  ArtWorks!

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