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Visual Arts

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MCI's Art Department believes that anyone can understand and apply basic visual art techniques and concepts to create images, express themselves and analyze their own art work, as well as the work of others. Students may also prepare an art portfolio for college or freelance work opportunities.

The benefits from studying the Visual Arts are profound:

  • Students expand their general knowledge base
  • Develop problem solving skills
  • Learn to manipulate two-dimensional and three-dimensional space
  • Create beauty, express thoughts and feelings, and
  • Analyze art in an intelligent manner.


Studying art both shapes and reveals culture. It builds a sense of community within a culture, and enables diverse cultures to understand and appreciate each other. And certainly not to be overlooked, the Visual Arts can be relaxing, therapeutic and fun.

The program extends beyond the classroom with Art Club visits to museums in New England and abroad. Students compete regionally and nationally, and student art is displayed school-wide and at various art shows each year on campus and in the community.

Visual & Performing Arts at MCI

MCI Visual Performing Arts video

Click the image to watch a short video about MCI's engaging visual and performing arts programs available to all students

art students in class
students sketching outside
boy working on art project