Carlie Antes (Class of 2021)

Blogger Role: Sculpture

Major: Art Therapy

Minors: 3D, Psychology

Clubs: Outdoors Club

I chose Marywood because of all of their art building and the resources it has to work with a wide range of materials. This is nice because the class size is still small but the facility is still great. 

I am majoring in Art because it has always been a huge part of my life. I’ve been drawing ever since I can remember and I attended a highschool for the arts so majoring in art was a natural progression. I never thought I would be interested in sculpture but the facility and staff at Marywood has allowed me to explore realms of sculpting I never knew existed. I chose Art Therapy because it has allowed me to learn more about psychology and incorporate it into my artwork. I am really interested in physiological psychology and how our brains manipulate the environment and how the environment changes our brains.

When I’m not in class, I’m working in the studio, enjoying time outside, or cultivating playlists that I listen to while I’m bustling around campus or doing homework. I do work study in the sculpture studio which gives me the opportunity to see what other students are working on, set up shows, and help my professor and the studio tech with any other projects.

So far, my favorite art class at Marywood was my mixed media class. It allowed me the freedom to explore and combine materials in new and exciting ways. I was able to experiment with iron casting, paper making, and I even shaved my head and incorporated my own hair into a sculpture.

The coolest things I’ve done at Marywood so far was participate in an iron pour. I was able to break cast iron radiators with a sledgehammer, pack sand molds, pour molten iron, and meet some really awesome people who know a lot about iron.

When I graduate I plan on attending grad school for either art or psychology. Law school is also on the table. I love creating art and I would love to continue to build my body of work, but I could also see myself going into research for psychology. However, I am in a constant existential crisis mostly revolving around climate change and injustice in the world. Law school would give me the opportunity to fight the good fight. The world is rich with areas that spark my interests so I am hoping to find an internship this summer that will help me narrow down my options. 

I’d recommend the Art program at Marywood because of the great equipment in the studio and the studio tech who is willing to help you figure out even the craziest of projects. (Trust me, I know from first hand experience). It has also allowed me to meet some really inspiring artists as well as learn how to use a variety of materials.

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