Donna Cratin - Chair
Congrats' to the following students who were accepted into several top art schools in the U.S.A.!
Megan Anderson- Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) Scholarship, School of Art Institute Chicago (SAIC), Tyler School of Art
Tae Kim - Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)
Rachel Thomas - Ringling College of Art & Design, Philadelphia University Scholarship
Younchen Liu - School of Art Institute Chicago (SAIC)
Seo Young Kim- School of the Visual Arts
I am so proud of their hard work and dedication! Their time and effort these past two years have allowed them to develop outstanding portfolios that are worthy of these top schools! I wish them well!
Stay tuned for more accolades!
Cardinal O'Hara on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art!
Several students have been featured in a special exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art from November 28th to December 16th. The theme of the exhibit was "Nature and Art" and included works from a limited amount of schools throughout the Philadelphia area.
Our Art 3 students created design pieces that were influenced by Islamic, Judaic, and Christian symbolism. These pieces were elaborate and merged geometry with art and nature.
Our Art 4 students created conceptual pieces influenced early American painting, Chinese and Japanese brush painting, and French Impressionism. Many of these pieces became commentaries on "man's" relationship with nature. Each was unique in composition, technique, and style.
Our work received rave reviews and we are so proud of the talent and focus of our students!
Allison S., Lauren D., Miranda D., Krista D., Kristen M. , Sarah G., Simone W., John K., Kyle W., Leah D., Kerry M., Kara S., Sincerai S. , Sage Y., Emma L., Michelle H., Kaitlynn E.,
Summer Assignments for Art 2, 3, 4, and A.P. are attached. Note due dates specific to your course!
Have a great summer!
Congratulations to the following students who were featured in a special Archdiocesan art exhibit in April. Art from all genres, including painting, drawing, 2D design, photography, 3d design, were exhibited. The work was outstanding and we are proud of their accomplishments!
Krista D., Colleen G., "Rosie" M., Nicole C., John K., Emma B., Seo Young K., Cayla B., Megan A., and Jennifer H.
Art Courses Information:
All of the art levels at COHS are sequential and cover a wide range of elements, principles, concepts, genres, and mediums.
Art 1 and 2 cover Elements of Art and Principles of Design. Students will be introduced to a variety of mediums. Many artists, styles, and cultures are studied as inspiration for certain projects.
Art 3 and 4 are major courses of study that allow students to build a strong portfolio, while developing a personal style and strong visual voice. Major artists and cultures, and their contributions, are continually studied as influence for some projects.
In art 4, projects become more conceptual in nature and students are encouraged to uniquely answer artistic problems, using a variety of materials.
Advanced Placement Studio Art is a college level course that prepares students for real college experience. Students will be expected to work at a more advanced level, and will produced 2 or 3XS the work of a high school art major.
Students completing three or four years of the Cardinal O'Hara art program will be well-prepared for any art-college ( or art major) experience.