“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” – Edgar Degas
I went back to my high school Our Lady of Mercy Academy in Syosset this week and I saw the art show that the school always has in May. Every year they have an event called the Festival of Arts. This is an event where students who reach the requirements for the Art National Honor Society are inducted, as well as it being the opening night of the art show, and performances by the band and chorus.
It is amazing how talented high school students can be. Their creativity is unbelievable and I love looking at so many different ideas that they have come up with.
The art courses offered at my high school are Advertising Design, Digital Photography, Drawing and Painting, Fashion Design, Sculpture, and Set Design. Studio in Art is another class offered but it is required for all students to take. All classes challenge the young artists to think out of the box in being creative. All the projects are so much fun to do and also beautiful to look at.
I had the privilege of taking 3 art electives when I was in high school. I took Advertising Design, Drawing and Painting, and Sculpture, all of which challenged my creative senses. Looking at all the projects by the current students brought back memories of when I did the same projects.
Here are a few pictures of some of the art work that was created by students at Our Lady of Mercy Academy. For more information about the academy visit www.olma.org