MMA Students Are Visionaries!
The Visual Arts program at MMA 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.
An art major is offered 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 six recent pieces of art, an essay and interview with the art department head.
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. Students qualify to be registered with the National Art Education Association and to be inducted each May at Merion after providing at least 15 hours of art-related service to those in need.
Fine Arts Scholarship
Merion Mercy Academy is pleased to announce the Sister Ethel Sweeney, RSM Fine Arts Scholarship to begin in the 2017-18 school year in conjunction with the opening of the new Frances M. Maguire ’53 Art and Design Center. One student will be selected for a fine arts scholarship in the amount of $3,000 for each year they attend Merion Mercy Academy. (Click here for an application form and the criteria.)
Coming Soon! The Frances M. Maguire '53 Art & Design Center
We are so serious about the study of art that a new art & design center is currently being built as part of the Upward & Onward Campaign. With an anticipated late 2017 completion, students will be more inspired and can justly display their fine works within new spacious studios and galleries!
"The new art studios will further ignite our passion for art!"
-Makenna '18, Art Major