Jessica Sunar (Class of 2026)

Name: Jessica Sunar

Blogger Role: Illustration

Major: Illustration

Minor(s): Graphic Design, Painting

I chose Marywood because of the art program and because I was able to receive a scholarship here. I also prefer smaller community and class sizes since that meant I could feel more involved in the community, which was exactly what Marywood offered.

I am majoring in Art because it is the only thing I am willing to spend hours on, lose sleep over, and still be happy about it. Everyone is born with various forms of creativity; mine is best expressed through artistic expression. It is the very thing that gives me a sense of purpose, therefore,  I decided to do it for life and to do the best I can; I would need to learn, which is why I choose to major in arts to get better and more knowledgeable in this field. 

When I’m not in class, I’m usually either at work or with my two cats at home. I cook in my free time to relax, and I always tend to have a small audience (my cats). I also enjoy spending time in nature and drawing. I often find myself reading a book or enjoying one of my few hobbies, which I have more than I can mention since I get bored with one and then move on to another. So I try to circle through all of them once now, and then so none of them feel abandoned.

So far, my favorite art class at Marywood was Art History II. Being able to learn about my favorite art periods and gain an introduction to artists who left an impact on the art world was exciting. In addition, I was able to apply some of the techniques used by the masters in some of my paintings.

The coolest thing I’ve done at Marywood so far was join the Where Creativity Works art blog as a blogger. I have always enjoyed writing, so I jumped right in when I learned about the available role. As a book nerd all my childhood, I naturally grew a liking for writing and now I get to share that with others!

When I graduate, I will most likely be working as an illustrator. But there are many other things I plan on trying out, like owning my own art and cat cafe, getting an associate degree in fashion, or working for Riot Games. No matter my path, I know it will still lead to creating art.

I’d recommend the Art program at Marywood because the faculty members are great, and there are always things you can get involved with. Due to the smaller number of students, getting to know everyone and being connected is easier. The student body in the art program is very inclusive and friendly, which I love the most.

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