Art Students are honored at Competition

Art Student Award Winners
Pictured front row, left to right: Sarah Walker, Anthony Cuevas, Hector Jimenez, Desirae Fuller, Taliyah Guy, Alison Matheny and Izzy Corns. Back row, left to right: Molly Keating, Cianna Grummer and Grace Timpe.
Over 3000 students submitted work in the Central Indiana region that includes 17 counties in Indiana for the 2017 Scholastic Art Competition. This year, Bishop Chatard had 16 works of art earn an award in the regional competition. In total, Bishop Chatard students earned two Gold Keys, Four Silver Keys and nine Honorable Mentions. Gold Key award winners will go onto New York to be judged in the National Competition.
Desirae Fuller was awarded two Gold Keys for two of her mixed media artworks. Alison Matheny was awarded a Gold Key for her mixed media work. Taliyah Guy earned two Silver Keys for her two drawings. Cianna Grummer earned a Silver Key for her mixed media work and Sarah Walker earned a Silver Key for her photograph.
All BCHS winners will be honored at the Visions & Voices Awards Ceremony at Clowes Memorial Hall at Butler University on March 18, 2018 at 2 p.m.

The Art Program

Boy Coloring ArtThe Bishop Chatard Fine Arts Department offers a robust and challenging selection of art courses to fit the needs of every student who wishes to create and study the visual arts.

Students will enjoy both 2D and 3D art classes and, for those who just wish to appreciate art, we offer AP Art History — a rigorous college-level art history survey course. Classes are taught to develop art making skills that advance to mastery levels. A student can go from our Intro classes of 2D Art, 3D Art and Ceramics and advance up to AP 2D, Drawing and 3D Studio Art.

Students will experiment with a wide variety of art materials and techniques. Art teachers encourage skill development and experimentation. The courses advance in the same way art is taught at the university level.

BCHS Art Teachers

Lisa Johnson
Jaydene O'Donoghue
Jaydene O’Donoghue

2018/2019 Art Courses

  • Introduction to 2-D Art
  • Introduction to 3-D Art
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Digital Design
  • AP Studio Art
  • Art History: AP
  • Drafting & Design I, II
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The Memory Project

BCHS Art Club members receive personal photos from a Memory Project participating school, sketch the portraits and send them back to the school. Sometimes these sketches are the only photos a student will have of themselves. The video below shows displaced Syrian refugee children living in a refugee camp receiving Memory Project photos. The joy on the faces of these lovely children illustrates the healing power of art. Thank you for watching this video.

Arts Service Club

Moderated by BCHS Art Teachers Lisa Johnston and Emily Goff, the Arts Service Club is a student club where students can mix artistic creativity with service. Art has the potential to brighten lives and foster change. The BCHS Art Service Club endeavors to use the creative talents of our students to make a positive impact on the lives of others. Major activities include the Memory Project, making Valentine’s cards for St. Augustine’s residents and other projects where students can serve through art. All are welcome.

2017 Scholastic Art Competition Award Winners

Congratulations to @BishopChatardHS juniors Ethan Clapacs, Maggie Corns, Madeline Felts and Thomas Joven on being named Class of 2020 Rising Stars by the Indiana Association of School Principals. These students are being honored by the IASP for academic achievement.

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