An art student at MHSA is curious about the world they inhabit. They explore the process – how we take what we see and create new worlds. Our students demonstrate an intense interest in creating art and openness and enthusiasm for learning about art and artists. Our intensive program begins with drawing and a variety of two- and three-dimensional activities, and expands to include a multitude of design, tech and multimedia projects. Students gain an understanding of current and historic artworks and ideas through special classes, contacts with artists, and museum and gallery visits.
The Visual Arts program is designed to meet the needs of students who are preparing for the competitive world of art schools and other art related fields.
As our world expands, so does the Visual Art Department programming at MHSA. Students begin with the basics of drawing and composition, expanding their vision as they explore many different art forms.
Drawing – Painting – Photography – Graphic Design – Video Production – Screen Printing – Animation – Book Making – Print Making – Sculpture – Fashion – AP Art Studio
The Art Department hosts regular galleries showcasing student art, murals around the school, and works in tandem with other departments. The MHSA Art Program has partnered with many local organizations:
The Milwaukee Art Museum – Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design – University of Wisconsin Milwaukee – Milwaukee Film – Near West Side Partners – Paint and Play with MHSA Piano students – NEW Fashion Show – Annual MHSA Film Festival – MKE Zine Fest – UW Stevens Point – Treehaven Art and Science Trip
The Art Department regularly hosts visiting Artists. In 2019, Salem Yousry and Issa Nyaphaga gave talks and made art with students as they explored different cultures and the universal language of art.
2020-2021 Supply List
Please click on the link below for a list of the supplies needed for a Freshman Visual Art Student.