Visual Arts


In Mercersburg Academy’s visual arts program, students learn to challenge themselves by taking risks learning the viable options and tools to produce quality work as they express themselves and represent current culture.


Courses range from ceramics to digital art, sculpture, painting, and drawing, as well as capstone experiences and travel opportunities to explore the arts from a cultural and professional viewpoint. 

In addition to having their work displayed across campus, students have the opportunity to be published in the school’s literary and art publication, Blue Review, and regularly place in regional and national competitions. Competitions include South Central Pennsylvania Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, and the National K12 Ceramic Exhibition.


Meet the Visual Arts Faculty


Sydney Caretti

Sydney Caretti

Arts Faculty and Director of Galleries
carettis@mercersburg.edu
717-328-6206

Wells Gray

Wells Gray

Arts Faculty
grayw@mercersburg.edu
717-328-1465

Kristen Pixler

Kristen Pixler

Arts Faculty and Head Girls’ Soccer Coach
pixlerk@mercersburg.edu
717-328-6387