Student Spotlight: Elizabeth Gething

Meet Liz!

Liz is a first year Art Therapy major! I have had a few classes with her this semester and last, and every time I have seen her work, I am amazed. I am so glad that she was willing to share her work with us. Keep reading to learn more about her, and see examples of her work! 🙂

Name: Elizabeth Gething

Major: Art Therapy

Minor: Psychology

Graduation Year: 2026

I am majoring in Art because…

I find it interesting how art affects the mind as well as how we perceive ourselves and the rest of the world. I love being able to create art and share the feeling
that comes with it with other people.

The kinds of things that inspire me are…

Nature has always been my biggest inspiration as it is
always around us and is almost like art itself. Good memories and universal experiences also inspire me because it allows me to connect with others.

My art favorite class so far was…

3-Dimensional Design with Thomas Gates

When I am not in class…

I work part time at McDonalds where I also paint murals on the windows for the holidays and passing seasons. While I’m not at work or school, I like to focus on concept art for future projects, work on possible commissions, and spend time with my family
and friends.

The coolest thing I have done at Marywood so far was…

Attending many art exhibitions and art talks of many brilliant artists. Marywood is constantly displaying amazing art, and It really allows me to get a wider perspective on what others create, how others create, and how to put myself out into the world.

When I graduate…

I am hoping to get a job as an art therapist; however, I am unsure which environment I would like to work in and what group of people I would like to help. I would also love to just keep creating on the side as it is my absolute favorite activity.

I would recommend the Art program at Marywood because…

It truly gives you the opportunity to explore other creative processes and mediums, and break away from your comfort zone. My
experience with the staff has been nothing but positive, and they are so great with encouraging you to explore and to continue creating. On top of that, it can help set you up for a future career that you genuinely enjoy.

What excites me most about Art is…

Being able to get lost in the creative process. When I create art, I am able to let loose and forget about all of the bad things happening in the world at that moment. It is so freeing, and I can’t imagine not having art in my life.

I hope you enjoyed reading about Liz, and seeing her work. I was so happy I got the chance to interview her. I’m so excited to see her progress as we work beside each other these next few years! Thank you guys for reading! 🙂

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