Donna Cratin - Chair/ Art Instructor
Annual Senior Art Exhibit Sunday, May 18th, 1:00 pm.
BLOCS Art Contest Winners!!!!
Two of Cardinal O'Hara's art students placed 1st and 3rd in a recent area-wide Art Contest sponsored by BLOCS! The theme was "Why a Catholic Education is a gift to me".
Corin H. won First Place, and Carrie Z. won 3rd! Both girls will be receiving tuition awards. We are so proud of them!!
Future Fashion Designer!
Congratulations to current art student, Mel. L., who was offered an internship with local fashion designer, Lilly Pulitzer, last summer! Mel was offered this chance through Moore College of Art's Young Artist Workshop. Mel is currently an A.P. Art student in our program. We are extremely proud of her talent and accomplishments!
Congratulations junior, Sarah A., for receiving "Honorable Mention" in the "2D3D National Art and Design Contest" sponsored by the Cleveland Institute of Art. Good job Sarah!
During my career, many of my students have been accepted to many top art schools and programs in the nation. Many have received scholarships for their outstanding portfolios and academic standings. Listed below is sampling of the various colleges and programs.
Carnegie Mellon University
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
School of the Art Institute Chicago (SAIC)
Tyler School of Art
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)
Ringling College of Art & Design,
School of the Visual Arts, NY
University of the Arts
University of Delaware
Delaware College of Art & Design
Drexel University, Design School
Moore College of Art & Design
Savannah College of Art
Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts (VCU)
University of Pennsylvania
Many of these students have succesful careers in the arts and are working professionally all over the nation!
Cardinal O'Hara on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art!
Several students were featured in a special exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art last November and December. 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 and 4 students received rave reviews from both th public and the museum staff. We look forward to more exhibit opportunities!
Art Courses Information:
All of the art levels at COHS are sequential track 1 classes, and cover a wide range of elements, principles, concepts, genres, and mediums.
Art 1: Foundation, and Art 2: Design & Drawing cover Elements of Art and Principles of Design, as well as establish a strong foundation in drawing and visual aesthetics. Students will be introduced to a variety of mediums and techniques. Many artists, styles, and cultures are studied as inspiration for certain projects.
Art 3: Portfolio, and Art 4: Advanced Art 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. Lessons 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. Students will be armed with a strong body of work that shows well-developed skills, and a variety of experiences.
Summer Assignments for Art 2, 3, 4, and A.P. are attached. Note due dates specific to your course!
Have a great summer!