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Great Day for Arts Education

December 8, 2015

Celebration at the State House

Screen Shot 2015-12-08 at 7.28.43 AMLast week 75 students in grades PK-12 were honored for their accomplishments in visual art and music education. We celebrated in the Hall of Flags in Maine’s State House. We are honored to have the First Lady Ann LePage as a partner in the Excellence in Visual and Performing Arts Education and to join us in recognizing the students in the ceremony.

Joining the First Lady in the Hall of Flags was Maine Arts Commission Executive Director Julie Richard, State Board of Education Chair Martha Harris, Acting Education Commissioner Bill Beardsley, and Legislators, Mick Devin (Nobleboro) and Martin Grohman (Biddeford).

Screen Shot 2015-12-08 at 7.27.02 AMStudents from AOS 93, AOS 92, MSAD 41, and the Biddeford School districts were presented certificates and viewed their artwork on display throughout the State House complex, in the Maine Arts Commission and the Maine Department of Education.

Additionally, students from the Waterville High School Jazz Band under the direction of Sue Barre and a select choir under the direction of Ciara Hargrove performed at the ceremony. I know that Sue, Ciara and visual art teachers Lisa Workman, Kate Grant, Suzanne Goulet, and Sasha Bladen are proud of their students’ accomplishments!

Screen Shot 2015-12-08 at 7.26.47 AMThis is a first for the State of Maine. The Maine Department of Education and the Maine Arts Commission are collaborating to bring together this exhibit and in celebrating the students and teachers in a ceremony. I am sooooo excited that this is happening for Maine’s students and teachers!

It is a pleasure to work with Maine’s DOE Visual and Performing Arts Specialist, Beth Lambert on the Excellence in Maine Visual and Performing Arts Education exhibit and celebration ceremony.

If you have questions or are interested in participating, please contact Beth at or me at

Photo credits to the Maine Department of Education and the Maine Arts Commission.



Digital Cameras

June 3, 2011

Maine Department of Education cameras for borrow

Elementary art teacher Lisa Workman borrowed the nine digital cameras that I have available and it turned out to be a fabulous learning experience for her 4th and 5th graders at the Southport Central School. In Lisa’s own words here is how she describes it:

Sharing the history of photography and how it influenced the art world was an enlightening benefit the students’ gained from the use of the cameras.  Technically the 4th and 5th graders were quite adept, acknowledging the savvy they had for electronic devices. The excitement the students exhibited was palatable!  To see them laying on their backs or or adjusting their positions for the prime composition or best vantage point was quite rewarding. This class was met with incredible enthusiasm and zest. They learned about history, composition and the divine proportion.

I absolutely loved using cameras when I taught on a daily basis. That was at the beginning of the digital camera rage. Lisa gave me a snapshot of the differences in 6 short years. If you are interested in borrowing the cameras (free) please email me and I can send you the paperwork or you can check out the information at

Photo by Jake

Photo by Jo

Photo by Jo

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