The Center for Artful Expression opened in 2004 and is now home to Bishop Ludden's instrumental music, vocal music and visual art programs.
The art rooms at Bishop Ludden are each 1,100 square feet. 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.
The Visual Arts Department is committed to giving every student a well-rounded arts curriculum by offering a wide range of courses. The course selections are designed to give students an introduction to Art History, art materials, design, concept development, technique and craft.
We have courses ranging from the beginner to the more advanced levels, including Advanced Placement. We value our Fine Arts courses in order to build character, critical thinking skills and creativity.
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.
"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