Visual Arts


The Visual Arts Program at Maryvale is a focused set of courses designed to prepare young women for a variety of creative concentrations in college as well as career paths.

Art students will be offered a wide range of artistic experiences while at Maryvale. The study of Art history and criticism are important components of courses. Additionally, field trips to museums are regularly incorporated. Course offerings include Art I and II, Advanced Studio Oil and Pastel as well as Watercolor, Contemporary Art Studio and AP Studio Art.

Our digital media program combines art fundamentals with the latest creative technologies. Students utilize Digital SLR Nikon/Cannon cameras and gain an in-depth understanding of Adobe programs including Photoshop, InDesign, Lightroom and Illustrator. Through innovative digital media courses, students learn how to create powerful images for a variety of purposes. Courses include: Digital Photography l and ll, Graphic Design, Publication Design, Illustration, Advanced Digital Media and AP 2D Design.

All courses are a semester long except for Publication Design, Advanced Placement courses and Senior Studio Portfolio Preparation, which meet all year. The creative energy is high and the devotion to student achievement is our priority.

2019-2020
Visual Arts Events

NAHS Juried Competition
Submissions due: Dec. 2, 2019

Scholastic Art and Writing
Submissions due: Dec. 2, 2019

Love Your Tree Poster Competition
Entry deadline: TBD

NAHS Memory Project
Portraits due: January 2020

AIMS Student Show at The Walters Art Museum
Jan. 22, 2020 - Feb. 2, 2020

Closing Reception

Young Artist’s Showcase
March 29, 2020

Reception and Awards Ceremony

Middle School Art Showcase
May 13, 2020

Upper School Art Show and NAHS Induction Ceremony
May 18, 2020

Induction Ceremony: 5:30 p.m.

Art Show: 6 p.m. (immediately following Induction Ceremony)