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Fine Arts

The Fine Arts Program consists of courses in Drawing, Watercolor and Basic Design. It also has Art History, Acadian and French Canadian Folklore as well as Greek Humanism.

Drawing and Basic Design are foundation courses that build the rudiments of drawing and design in a step by step process that builds basic skills and introduces the student to a variety of mediums from graphite to ink, chalk, conté, and charcoal. Basic Design also includes color and the fundamentals and principles of good design.

Art History I is a course in the history of sculpture, architecture and painting from prehistoric to the late middle ages. The class is image oriented with examples of art from the western tradition.

Art History II continues from the Renaissance to modern art with a larger emphasis on painting and individual artists.

Acadian and French-Canadian Folklore is a course on the history and cultures of tow colonies of New France. Acadia (from the Canadian Maritime provinces) and Québec. It deals with music, stories, superstitions, furniture, architecture, medicine, cuisine and costume. I emphasizes how the two colonies differ and how the culture adapted to North America and how it was influenced by the Natives.

Greek Humanism is a study of the Golden Age of Ancient Greece. The history is accented with drama, sculpture, architecture, philosophy, and mythology. How is has become the foundation of western culture is why we study this sixty year age.

The MSSM music program is dedicated to helping students explore the arts. We currently offer String Ensemble, Concert Band, Jazz Band and Chorus.

Students perform regularly for charity events, sports, pep rallies as well as special events throughout the school year. We also connect students with the community by performing with local groups such as UMPI band and Northern Maine Chamber Society. In addition, MSSM currently offers theater club, visual arts, a cappella and dance club!

Courses Offered:


NOT all classes offered every year

** = NOT a core academic class

Fine Art Faculty

Mr. J. Donald Cyr

Mr. J. Donald Cyr

Fine Arts Instructor
B.A., Art History, University of Maine Presque Isle
B.S., Social Studies, University of Maine Presque Isle
M.Ed., Social Studies and History, University of Maine
Mr. Michael McCartney

Mr. Michael McCartney

English Instructor
B.A., English and History, Moravian College
M.A., English Literature, Middlebury College's Bread Loaf School of English
Mr. Andrew Parker

Mr. Andrew Parker

Senior Residential Instructor, Yearbook Advisor
B.S., Physical Education, University of Maine Presque Isle
Mr. Anthony Scott

Mr. Anthony Scott

English Instructor
BA, English, University of Maine Presque Isle
MA, Creative Writing, Wilkes University
MFA, Writing Education, Wilkes University

Mr. Andrew Sullivan

Music Instructor
B.M., Music Performance, University of Maine
Mr. Mark Tasker

Mr. Mark Tasker

Social Science and World Language Department Chair, Social Science Instructor, Jazz Combo Director
B.S., Secondary Social Studies Education, University of Maine
M.A., Scandinavian Area Studies, University of Minnesota