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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.
- build self-confidence.
- achieve technical skills for personal expression.
- build portfolios for future study and career opportunities.
- compete and exhibit their original artwork.
Our art students participate in many private and public-sponsored competitions. They also enter into many exhibitions throughout the South Chicago Metropolitan area, Illinois and Midwest region, including the Art ConnectED Senior Scholarship competition and exhibition, IAEA Northerner Regional Art Exhibition, Midwest Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The Art Program sponsors the Annual Juried Art Exhibition/Artapalooza and a senior Franklin Framing Gallery in Blue Island.
Thank you to everyone who attended Open House! We had a great time showing you around our school and sharing the wonderful academics and activities we have to offer! We hope to see you again soon.
Happy Halloween! Last week was The NAHS Great Pumpkin Auction! Faculty, staff and students were able to bid on their favorite pumpkins and proceeds benefited The Mercy Home for Boys and Girls. Our Mighty Mac artists did a bootiful job.
Thank you to all the future macs who joined us for our Junior High Art Workshop. We are mighty impressed with all of your creations!
Every day at McAuley we celebrate girls. On International Day of the Girl we especially celebrate the opportunity McAuley provides for young women to become empowered leaders that change the world.
Get creative and discover your talents with the Mother McAuley Art Department! Choose one of five projects to learn more about painting, digital imaging, sculpture, drawing or photography!
From Culinary Camp to Forensic Science to Curtain Call to Basketball and SO much more, we are having a blast with all our future Mighty Macs!
It's not too late to register for summer fun at Mother McAuley!
We held a cart ride in honor of our journalism students who won awards from the Illinois Journalism Education Association and in the 2022 Scholastic Press Association of Chicago, Student Media Awards.
The annual Artapalooza was held on May 5, showcasing the work of our talented art students.
Thirteen senior AP Art & Design students participated in the Senior Scholarship Exhibition and received over $3.9 MILLION in art scholarship offers!
We are very excited to announce that registration is now available online for McAuley Summer Camps! From sports to art to theatre to science, we have a camp for you! There are camps available for ages K - 12!
11 of our talented young artists were announced as 2022 Regional Scholastic and Writing Award recipients. These Mighty Macs were recognized by the University of Iowa’s Belin-Blank Center for their original works and received 16 Midwest Scholastic Art Awards!
Mother McAuley is one of the top 20 Illinois Art Education Associations scholarship schools.
In the Spring of 2020 our Advanced Placement Art & Design students received $1,700,000.00 in scholarship offers.
In the Spring of 2022 our Advanced Placement Art & Design students received $3,987,718.00 in scholarship offers.