The Center for Artful Expression
The Center for Artful Expression opened in 2004 and is now the home of the school’s instrumental music, vocal music and visual art programs. Each program has a junior and senior high component. The art rooms at Bishop Ludden are each 1,100 square feet to meet the demands of art students at four different levels, from introductory courses to advanced placement. Each room boasts excellent storage and clean-up facilities, and one is equipped with a dark room for film development and a special area for digital photography. There is also a kiln room for firing clay, as well as common storage for art supplies and materials.
All students are encouraged to participate in the Visual Arts courses regardless of their experience. We encourage every student to find their unique voice, and we guide them in applying their voice through vision and form. Courses explore the fundamentals of art and design, concept development, technique and craft. Content and style are examined using history and culture as tools to discover deeper meaning.
"Society needs artists, just as it needs scientists, technicians, workers, professional people, witnesses of faith, teachers, fathers and mothers, who ensure the growth of the person and the development of the community by that supreme art form which is the art of education."
- Pope John Paul II