Name: Madison Solano
Year: Class of 2023
Major: Art Therapy
I am majoring in art because I’ve always loved art ever since I was little and to be able to do it for the rest of my life, while helping people at the same time is absolutely amazing!
The kinds of things that inspire me are stories of people that I hear daily, whether it’s on the news or on social media, overcoming obstacles in their lives and remaining positive through difficult times. Those are the stories that keep me going and remind me that I am so blessed to be where I am today.
My favorite class so far was Basic Drawing with Professor Corrigan. This class taught me that I should always have confidence in myself no matter what project I am faced with. Professor Corrigan made this class fun and enjoyable!
When I’m not in class I enjoy spending time with my friends, face-timing my family in New Jersey, sketching, dancing, listening to music, and watching Netflix.
The coolest thing I’ve done so far at Marywood was join Delight Ministries and meet some of the most faithful and loving women I’ve ever met!
When I graduate I plan on working as an Art Therapist somewhere in the tristate area, traveling with friends and family, starting a family of my own, and living positively with the people I love the most!
I’d recommend the art program at Marywood because the professors truly care about you as an individual and they want to help you and see you grow in your art career. There are so many opportunities that Marywood provides for art majors to get their work out there and have them working in the real world in no time.
The best spot to be on campus is either the study grounds in the library because the environment is so welcoming, or the third floor of the Insalaco building because the view of the mountains through the giant window is beautiful during any time of year.