Visual Arts are an important part of our programming. Visual arts encourage creative expression, allowing each student to develop increased self-esteem through participation in the art-making process. We focus on painting, collage, printmaking, pottery and sculpture.
Natalie Harmeier - Art
Natalie is a St. Agnes Graduate, and received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from the University Of Memphis. She has worked at Madonna Learning Center for 6 years. Before MLC, Natalie was a stay at home mom to her 5 children and was constantly crafting. Natalie is married to Tom, and has 5 children, Liz, Thomas, John, Paul, and Sarah Claire. Natalie loves crafting, crafting and MORE crafting. She also enjoys Mexican food. Natalie loves the diverse group of students and parents at MLC. She loves the wonderful support team, staff, parents and volunteers!
Whitney Williams - Art
Whitney become the part time Art instructor for Group 1, 2, 3, 4 and Junior High for the second semester at Madonna in 2021. In 2010 she graduated from UT Knoxville with a Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and minor in Elementary Education along with a Master of Science Degree in Special Education. Whitney taught in the Angel Program at Holy Rosary and Highland Oaks Elementary and advocated for children across the city. She has worked across the city to champion for the under-resourced communities by creating, developing and implementing strategies and programs. She was the Program Director at RedZone Ministries from 2014-2020.
In her spare time, Whitney loves playing with her niece and nephews, exercising with her dog, Sylvie, and eating pizza, ice cream and pimento cheese!!
Whitney loves the joy and smiles that greet her every time she walks in the building. She is excited to bring her talents to Madonna in the art program and looks forward to working with our students.
Virtual Art Show!
During the 2019-2020 School Year, Madonna Learning Center was honored with an Arts Grant from Germantown Performing Arts Center. An after school art class was offered to our older students. They had the opportunity to participate in many different art mediums, and created beautiful pieces. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, and close of the school, we unfortunately could not hold an in person art show. Below you will find the virtual art show of the students that participated in this class and their pieces they created. Enjoy!