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Lora McNeece Barrett

Senior Lecturer

Lora Barrett

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"Teaching gives me passion. I can think of nothing more precious than to be able to have a broad ranging impact on young people than through our graduates who populate the art classrooms in Massachusetts, across the country, and in International schools."


Represented by Canterbury Hills Studio and Gallery, Rockport MA

Cape Cod Museum of Arts group show

Cape Cod Conservatory of Music and Art, Barnstable, group show

Cultural Center of Cape Cod, group show

permanent collection of the United States Federal Reserve, Washington, DC.

Awards and Accolades

  • Massachusetts Art Education Association Middle School Art Educator of the Year - 2002
  • Massachusetts Alliance for Arts Education, Distinguished Educator of Visual Art - 2001
  • Massachusetts Alliance for Arts Education, Schools of Excellence Award - 1999
  • Best of American Landscape Artists, Kennedy Publications - 2011
  • Honorable Mention in oils, Annual Fall Show Creative Arts Center, Chatham MA - 2008
  • Flower Teachers: Stories for a New Generation, Candice Jesse Stout – published by the National Art Education Association – contributed stories, essays - 2002

Courses Recently Taught

Visual Arts and Human Development I (310/510)
Visual Arts and Human Development II (311/511)
Advanced Seminar in Art Education (515/516)
Student Teaching Seminar (257)
Graduate Seminar in Art Education Individual Research and Professional Development (Art792N)
Art Student Teaching Elementary K-8 (Art Ed 501)
Art Student Teaching Secondary 5-12 (Art Ed 502)