Preparation in the visual arts provides our young women with creative and critical problem-solving skills in addition to developing their own appreciation of art as a unique visual record of the diverse cultures of the world. The Visual Arts take a holistic orientation to education. Our curriculum is designed to challenge McAuley's young women to:
engage to the imagination.
foster flexible ways of thinking creatively and critically.
develop disciplined effort.
achieve technical skills for personal expression.
build portfolios for future study and career opportunities.
Our art students participate in many private and public-sponsored competitions. They also enter into many exhibitions throughout the South Chicago Metropolitan, Illinois and Midwest region, including the Midwest Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The Art Program sponsors the Annual Juried Art Exhibition at Franklin Framing Gallery in Blue Island.