To encourage best practices in standards-based and learner-centered visual arts classrooms in all Maine schools.
To foster high quality teaching in visual arts and provide professional opportunities in curriculum, instruction and assessment, as well as in current issues and artistic practice.
To provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and support collaboration among educators and other arts agencies to ensure quality programs for all learners.
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