A wide range of fine arts classes are offered for students of all levels, from ceramics, drawing and painting, to digital arts, printmaking, sculpture, and more. McAuley’s Fine Arts Studio provides students with an open, inviting space to create their individual works of art. The program also includes a Digital Design Lab, which is home to a state-of-the-art 3D printer.
Students’ artwork is showcased in our annual Art Show held in the spring, in conjunction with the spring choral concert. Many of our students have also been selected to have their artwork showcased at prominent local art shows, including those at Mount Saint Joseph University, the Art Academy of Cincinnati, and the Flats Art Gallery.
Our Senior Studio class helps prepare seniors who wish to pursue art at the college level, giving students the opportunity to assemble a diverse and meaningful art portfolio that can be submitted for college entrance. Many of our art students have been accepted into UC's competitive Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) Program.
For the past several years, art students in our Senior Studio class have created impressive installations that correlate with a book that the entire student body reads during the summer. In 2015-16, they created two giant legs/feet in our main lobby, as part of our all-school read of the book Start Something that Matters by TOMS shoes founder Blake Mycoskie. In 2014-15, they created a striking display of bones as part of the all-school read of the book Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust by Immaculee Ilibagiza.