Congratulations to freshman artist Lucy Timko whose artwork was selected as one of twelve designs for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Bicentennial Holy Cards.
Students interested in the arts become a part of a fun, vigorous community, working with exceptional faculty artists who offer the guidance and technical skills needed to help our students discover their creative capacity.
Our Visual Arts Program is flexible, meeting the needs of students who simply want to fulfill a required art credit, as well as those who are looking for a four-year studio program that allows them to pursue an interest or a career in the arts. We emphasize the connections between creativity, communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creative problem-solving.
Visual artists in all stages - aspiring, emerging, and established - have opportunities to grow in creative work and thought through lively engagement with their craft.
Freshman Artist Portfolio Process
Incoming freshmen who are considering a four-year art education are asked to submit a digital portfolio. A portfolio is a collection of your work, which shows how your skills and ideas have developed over a period of time. It demonstrates your creativity, personality, abilities, and commitment and helps us to evaluate your potential and placement.
“My art courses at McNick have helped me push my creativity in both quality and concept, but they have also helped me be confident enough to create what I see and want to create...I am more comfortable in expressing myself and my thoughts for what they are instead of editing them and myself for others.”
Isabella, Class of '21
Ms. Mel Gaskins, recent recipient of the Scholastic Educators Art Award, and her Architecture students tested the design of their egg drop contraptions.
COVID may have put a stop to our traditional annual Art Show, but it has not limited the creativity, productivity, or talent of our Rocket artists!
Twenty-three students were recognized for the ways that their artistic talents and creativity make our world more beautiful.
Senior Isabella Bonner wins a Silver Medal in the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition for her exceptional work in ceramics.