Kathryn Borris (Class of 2022)
Blogger Role: Illustration
Minor: Graphic Design
Clubs: Art History Club and Zeta Omicron
I chose Marywood because it’s a small school and it’s in a really nice community. It has a really good art program that I was looking for since I knew I wanted to major in something art related and overall everyone is really kind and compassionate, and willing to help out when you need guidance or support.
I am majoring in Art because art has always been something that is mesmerizing to me. I love looking at art, watching the process of how an art piece is done and the inspiration art gives me to make my own art. I love making my own character designs and bringing those characters to life.
When I’m not in class, I’m hanging out with friends, playing video games, watching anime and studying.
So far, my favorite art class at Marywood was Painting because it’s a very relaxing activity. I never knew I loved painting until I took this class. I have taken a liking to painting. It’s a process that I enjoy a lot because it is a process and it takes time.
The coolest thing I’ve done at Marywood so far was using a letterpress for the first time in my Intro to Typography class when I was a sophomore. It was something I never did before and it was really interesting to use different tools and equipment.
When I graduate my goal is to become a character designer/concept artist. I am hoping to work with Disney or any other company. Character design is something I have wanted to explore because I’ve always loved watching characters in shows and cartoons develop over time, in art style and in personal development. I want to make characters that people can relate to.
I’d recommend the Art program at Marywood because it allows you to explore different forms of art. The professors are incredibly helpful and give great advice on what improvements you can make as well as if you need personal support. The art department is also very diverse and it has a lot of kind, compassionate people that are willing to help out.