ADCAP staff and faculty are trained to develop innovative pedagogical tools and curricula for young artists and are especially qualified to guide the development of dynamic portfolios.

ADCAP students participate in MICA's High School Studios and PreCollege Art & Design Residency Program. Many instructors in these programs are MICA alumni and holders of a Master of Arts in Teaching degree, often also earned at MICA. Several instructors also teach full-time at Baltimore City or Baltimore County high schools.


Meet the Staff and Faculty

Dominique Butler is a painter who primarily works in gouache and oil. She grew up in a small farm town in northern Vermont and currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland. She received her Bachelor’s of Art in Drawing, Painting, and Art History from Drew University in 2017 and her Post Baccalaureate in Fine Arts at the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2018.

Dominique is currently pursuing an MSW at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Her recent work revolves around viewing nature through the eyes of a person of color. Her paintings are captured images of the environment that are often overlooked. These pieces touch upon the distinct disconnection between black bodies and the great outdoors; prompting the viewer to question why nature, outdoor recreation, and environmentalism are white-dominated.

Archie Veale is a studio art instructor for ADCAP and has taught in MICA's Young People's Studios program and is the visual arts chair at Baltimore School for the Arts.

Jen is a disabled and Neurodivergent Afro-Latina art activist and design educator whose visual work aims to uplift disability justice narratives in design. Jen uses photography, zines, and collage art to explore the intersection of content and caregiving, emphasizing redesigning ableist visual culture. Jen has presented her disability justice activist work and collaborated with a number of brands and art spaces across print and digital such as Twitter, Target, Converse, and Apple. Her photo and design work has been featured in The Washington Post, AfroPunk, Art in America, Curating Access: Disability Art Activism and Creative Accommodation and is permanently archived in libraries at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and National Museum of Women in the Arts in DC. and most recently acquired by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. In 2020 she was an honoree on the Diversability’s D-30 Disability Impact List. In 2021 she was listed as one of 20 Latino Artists to watch on Jen has an MFA in Graphic Design from The Maryland Institute College of Art. She was born in Washington D.C. and lives in Baltimore with her husband Kevin and 10-year-old son Knox.