Art at CMH

CMH offers students the opportunity to explore their artistic and creative interests through a variety of courses.

Our Art Department is an inviting and positive place for students to discover and cultivate their creative interests in a variety of avenues from Art 1, Drawing, Ceramics, and Painting to Design, Digital Imagery, IB Art and Photography. In these courses students are given the opportunity to learn critical thinking and problem-solving skills from an innovative perspective. The annual Art Show is a great showcase of students’ talents with over 1000 pieces entered from over 200 students each year, and also features students’ award winning pieces from several state and national competitions.

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Highlights

2019
  • 11 Scholastic Key awards including Silver and Honorable Mentions
  • A representative from Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) visited CMH in January offering portfolio critiques.
  • A representative from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) visited CMH in October offering portfolio critiques.
  • Artt (Artists Raising Truth Together) Club collaborated with the Inclusivity Team to host Milwaukee On the Table discussion in October.
  • Artt Club & Art 1 students participated in the Alverno College Arts Positive: Local Action/Global Impact event
  • Artt Club participating in Milwaukee Zine Fest in April.
  • Photography & Adv. Photography students exhibit work at the Waukesha Theater in April.
2018
  • 14 Scholastic Key awards including Gold, Silver, and Honorable Mentions
  • 1 Eileen Malloy Award
  • 2 Waukesha Art Fest/Julia Nestingen-Palm Scholarships
  • 2 Senior Awards
  • 9 Visual Art Scholastica award winners
  • 2 Friends of the Arts Scholarship winners
  • A field trip to the Artist in Residence studios in the Kohler Factory and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center with a hands-on studio wax casting activity.

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  • Drama

    Catholic Memorial's award-winning Drama Program presents a fall One Act Competition piece, a winter musical and a spring play each year.

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  • Music

    Concert Band, Jazz Band, CMH Chorale, Vocal Collective, IB Music, Fundamentals of Music, and Instrumental Music - there is no shortage of musical opportunity at CMH.

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