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Visual Arts

The Visual Arts Department provides opportunities for creative expression that enrich the whole person and allow each student to realize their creative capacity. We provide guidance, challenge, and an environment for each student to explore and grow in creative thought and work.  We offer guidance and the technical skills needed for a variety of career options within the board range of art and design fields.

Click here to visit our Visual Arts webpage to learn more about our course offerings, samples of student work, study abroad program, and Freshman portfolio process.  

Freshman Portfolio Submission Form for Class of 2025

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2019 Scholastic Art Awardees
Scholastic_Art_Awards.jpgMcNicholas is proud to announces our Scholastic Art Award winners for 2019:

• Senior McKenzie Miller –Two Gold Keys and one Silver Key in painting 
• Senior Julia Smith--Gold Key in drawing and three Honorable Mentions in illustration
• Senior Evan Cheevers --Silver Key in drawing and illustration
• Senior Carlie Suttles--Silver Key in photography 
• Senior Christina Poole--Honorable Mention in painting 
• Sophomore Olivia Rohling--Honorable Mention in mixed media 
Nearly 5,000 works of art were submitted from schools in Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and Southeast Indiana. Works were judged on originality, technical skills, and the emergence of personal vision or voice. Their work will be part of the Regional Exhibition at the Art Academy of Cincinnati from January 28 – February 8.


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