Middle School Art Intensives

Maryvale's Art Department is thrilled to announce the return of Art Intensives for Middle School students!

These art enrichment opportunities are open to Maryvale Middle School students as well as students from area schools. The classes, which are taught by Maryvale Art Teacher Marlena Murtagh, meet four times a month after school from 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. The cost is $175 per class. Sign up for one or all four!

Registration: Complete the online registration form below and send payment (cash or checks made out to Maryvale Preparatory School) to the attention of Marlena Murtagh. Please complete a new form for each student.

Art Intensive Offerings

Sew Your Own Plushy (October 2018)

Have you ever wondered how people on Etsy create the cutest stuffed animals by hand? This is your chance to design your own plush creature. In this Intensive, students will design a plushy, create a unique pattern, sew together the body of their creature and use a variety of stitches and materials as decoration.

Dates: Thursdays - Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2018

Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Art Room MH 103
Teacher: Ms. Murtagh

Comic Creation (November 2018)

If you are someone who loves to draw and dream up stories, then Comic Creation is for you. In this Intensive, students will learn about the formatting of comic books and the correct way to sequence a visual story. During the month of November, each student will write and illustrate his/her own short comic.

Dates: Thursdays - Nov. 1, 8, 15 and 29, 2018
Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Art Room MH 103
Teacher: Ms. Murtagh

Trick Photography (March 2019)

Using Adobe Photoshop and Maryvale DSLR cameras, students will manipulate photographs to create surreal and convincing images. We will cover a variety of Photoshop skills including: the selection tools, layer masking, color correction and contrast changes, and even image transform methods. Students new to Adobe Photoshop will leave this Art Intensive with a basic understanding of Photoshop, while students with some knowledge of the program will have time to investigate advanced techniques.

Dates: Mondays - March 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2019
Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Art Room MH 103
Teacher: Ms. Murtagh

Watercolor Calligraphy (April 2019)

Calligraphy can be a relaxing and meditative practice. During this Intensive, students will use a variety of contemporary tools including watercolor brush pens to create Watercolor Calligraphy. Students will practice tracing letters, words and phrases with calligraphy brushes and brush pens. At the end of this Intensive, students will be able to write their name in calligraphy and design a favorite quote in colorful watercolor calligraphy.

Dates: Tuesdays - April 2, 9, 23, and 30, 2019
Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Art Room MH 103
Teacher: Ms. Murtagh

Registration