Art Students are honored at Competition

February 2019

Eleven Bishop Chatard students have been recognized for their talent and creativity in art and photography by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program, the nation’s largest recognition program for teens in the visual and literary arts. Nearly 350,000 entries were submitted nationwide this year.

Senior Kahlen Roney was awarded a Gold Key, the program’s highest honor, for his artwork titled “Memory Lane.” Juniors Katie Grote and Lottie Ogorek won Silver Keys for their creative works, while seniors Lainey Scroggins, Sydney Roney, Sarah Fillenwarth, Anthony Cuevas and Jaeden Crawford, along with juniors Kim Bowers, Sophia Duray and Paige Zehner received Honorable Mentions.

All Gold and Silver Key honorees are being featured in the Visions & Voices Exhibition running through March 17, 2019, at Clowes Hall and the Schrott Center for the Arts.

Art Award Winners 2019
Award Winners, beginning bottom left: Lottie Ogorek, Lainey Scroggins, Kim Bowers, Sydney Roney, Kahlen Roney, Katie Grote, Sarah Fillenwarth, Sophia Duray, Anthony Cuevas, Jaeden Crawford and Paige Zehner.

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
View Course Descriptions

The Memory Project: 2018/2019

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. Sketches from the 2018/19 Memory Project were given to children living in urban slums in Columbia. The joy on the faces of these lovely children illustrates the healing power of art. Thank you for watching this video.



2018 Art Memory Project

Sketches from the 2018 Memory Project were given to displaced Syrian refugee children living in a refugee camp.
View 2018 Project 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.

2018 Scholastic Art Competition Award Winners

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RT @BCHStudentLife Don’t forget about the HollaDance Christmas Cookie Baking Contest this Friday!! Bring your creations to the dance or to the Student Life office during the school day! Please label according to instructions in Mr. Boyle’s email. Prize awarded to the “Best Cookie!”

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