The Melbourne Central Catholic Visual Arts department strives to provide an access point for creativity in a nurturing and supportive learning environment that develops student artists and celebrates the gifts God has given to each of them. The Visual Arts program seeks to promote an appreciation for the arts that fosters the spirit of community, reflection and giving through the arts while also providing students an opportunity to develop and refine their talents and visions reflecting on the beauty of nature and the spirit of Christ's love for His community of learners.
Following in the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi, the Visual Arts program provides students a learning environment that encourages creative self-expression, skill building, exploration of artistic mediums and cultural contributions. Students celebrate the gifts that God has given them by developing their talents, eyes, hearts and minds while drawing inspiration from the natural world and their own human experience while discovering, creating and sharing the beauty through art with our community.
Students are given opportunities for creative expression in the areas of painting, drawing, sculpting, constructing, drafting, and designing through such formal courses as creative photography, painting, portfolio design, ceramics/pottery, studio art and architecture.
In addition to exploring the arts in the traditional classroom studio setting, students are encouraged to participate and share their talents with the community as artists. This is accomplished through membership and participation in the activities sponsored by the Melbourne Central Catholic High School Chapter of the National Art Honor Society, The Hustler Paintbox and the MCC Art Club. Students also participate in many of the exhibits, contests and community art projects such as the annual Congressional Art Competition, Catholic Schools Week, community wide service day, art fundraisers, community spirit service events, ArtWorks in Eau Gallie, Melbourne Art Festival, Bishop Noonan's Christmas card project, Christmas cards for seniors, and various mission projects including the Colon Church of Christ's Mission Relief Fund for the Philippines.
Meet the Visual Arts Teacher
Mrs. Rozengota is in her first year as the Visual Arts teacher at Melbourne Central Catholic High school. She has previously taught a variety of visual art classes in Maryland for 14 years. Mrs. Rozengota is passionate about the benefits of a quality arts experience as an integral part of a student’s whole education. In addition, she finds it important to challenge and prepare students that want to further their arts education post high school. In Maryland, Mrs. Rozengota grew and maintained a very successful AP Studio Art program. It is her goal to offer the same experience to the students at MCC. Mrs. Rozengota has had many accomplishments from her years of experience including Art Teacher of the year for her Maryland district, Scholastics Art and Writing recognition for having students win at National Level, presenter at State and National Art Education Conferences on relevant topics in Art Education, mentor teacher for the College of Notre Dame of Maryland student teachers, panel member to write district curriculum to align with State and National standards and maintained an AP program that students consistently scored above state and national averages. Mrs. Rozengota brings all of this experience and passion to the students of MCC.
Mrs. Rozengota is a Maryland native with family roots in the mountains of Virginia. She moved last year with her husband and two young children to the Melbourne Beach area. Mrs. Rozengota is amazed everyday by the beauty that this area has to offer. Mrs. Rozengota has her B.A. in Art from St. Mary’s College of Maryland. She furthered her education by earning a M.A. in Art Education with a studio focus from the Maryland Institute College of Art.