The Visual Arts Department of MishawakaHigh School is more than just a classroom experience. There is a creative culture that welcomes the students into a family of artists.
Whether through the experiences in the classroom, building relationships during open studio or NAHS, involving students in community art events, submitting works in area, Regional and National art competitions, or touring Europe through our travel abroad summer art trips, Mishawaka Visual Arts welcomes you to a place where you can be your own creative self.
National Art Honor Society National Art Show
Each year, National Art Honor Society hosts an National Art Show. This opportunity is given to students within the organization, and this is Mishawaka High School's first year with the club in place. We entered a few pieces of art this year, and only one was accepted. That piece was drawn by Taft Spiess. This is a huge accomplishment for Taft, as the show hosts students from across the country. Taft is one of 66 students that had artwork chosen from 1,160 submissions. We can all be proud of Taft, and if you see him, please congratulate him.
Trip Planned for 2020- Germany and the Alps
In June of 2020, MHS students will be heading off for our next trip to Europe. A select group of outstanding students have been invited for this amazing tour of Germany and the Swiss Alps. Students have already begun signing up! Germany here we come!
Congrats to our students with art scholarship offers!
Genneva Denney-Moore – Kendal College of Art and Design, College for Creative Studies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Brianna Sqadroni- St. Francis and Kendall College of Art and Design
Thi Do- College for Creative Studies and Laguna College of Art and Design in LA
Raigan Webster- St. Francis
The Northwest Indiana and lower Southwest Michigan Regional Scholastic Art Awards
Over a 100 schools entered with 3,645 works submitted. 800 works were awarded for this year’s exhibit. Mishawaka took a tenth of those awards and did especially well in the Drawing and Illustration walking away with a fifth of the awards in that category. This was once again our best year.
MHS Art and Drama students make fourth trip to Italy
24 art and drama students, many AP Studio Art kids, completed a 9 day tour of Rome, Florence, Assis, San Gimignano, Pompeii and Sorento in June, 2018. Michelangelo's David, the Sistine Chaple Cieling, the Colosseum, the Basilica of St. Francis and two thousand yeat old wall art in an ancient Roma city were just some of the highlights on a fast paced tour. The experience our students came home with were incrdible and life changing.
City Council Recognition
April 16, the MHS Art Department and seniors Genneva Denney-Moore, Madison Kriel, Olivia Krieg, Thi Do and Kylee Eberhart were recognized by the Mishawaka City Council for the amazing year we've had.