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 will learn how to create powerful images for a variety of purposes. We proudly offer Digital Photography l and ll, Graphic Design, Publication Design, Illustration, Advanced Digital Media and AP 2D Design, just to name a few.
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.
Visual Art Track
Students with a strong interest in Visual Art have the opportunity to participate in Maryvale’s Visual Art Track. Upon the successful completion of four full credits of Visual Art courses, the students will retain a robust portfolio in preparation for college and be awarded a certificate at their commencement ceremony.