Visual Arts

MMA Students Are Visionaries!

The Visual Arts program at Merion Mercy enables our students to find their creative voice and express their dreams, stories, and view of the world through use of visual media. The study of art also enhances self-esteem, cognition, and critical thinking. 

Many art processes, techniques, forms and art tools are implemented across the program. Everything from creating with pencil, charcoal, watercolor, and pastels to working with clay in sculpting, to 2D, 3D, and graphic design, printmaking, computer graphics, and more is experienced within the Art Department curriculum.

Art Major

Our art major program begins in sophomore year. Art graduates garner important skills that will last their entire lives; they will be able to create, produce, and present their art while making connections - both interpersonal and abstract. The prerequisite for an art major is the presentation of recent pieces of art, an essay and interview with the art department head.

Festival of the Arts 

Each spring the Art Department celebrates our students’ accomplishments during the Festival of the Arts. The event begins with the official induction ceremony of the National Art Honor Society and Tri-M Music Honor Society, which recognizes students for their service contributions through the visual and performing arts. The Festival includes the Annual Fine Arts Show and the Senior Showcase.

The Arts Spring to Life through Virtual Platforms

Much like some of the most famous museums in the world, MMA is broadening access to art. In addition to our live show each spring, a virtual show is accessible to all. 

2022 Festival of the Arts

2021 Festival of the Arts

National Art Honor Society

The National Art Honor Society is based on the principles of Art Scholarship, Character, and Service. All students are invited to NAHS with the understanding that members use their creative talents in service of others. After providing at least 15 hours of art-related service to those in need, these qualified students are registered with the National Art Education Association and are inducted each spring at Merion's official induction ceremony. 

Fine Arts Scholarship

The Sister Ethel Sweeney, RSM Fine Arts Scholarship is a partial scholarship awarded to one student for each year she attends Merion Mercy. Click here for the application form and click here for the audition requirements.

Meet the Faculty

Maria Boyd '72

Maria Boyd '72

Titles: Art Teacher; Department Chair
Degrees: B.F.A., Rosemont College
M.Ed., University of the Arts
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School: (610) 664-6655 ext. 301
Marie Latham

Marie Latham

Titles: Art Teacher
Degrees: B.A., University of Notre Dame
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Phone Numbers:
School: (610) 664-6655