The Arts

Donahue Arts includes Visual Arts, Music, Dance and Drama.

The Visual Arts Program of Donahue Academy offers classes twice a week to all Kindergarten through 12th grades. Donahue Academy follows a Classical Education curriculum for all grades.

First grade through eighth grade students experience the Christian Heritage Art Program created by the Dominican Order aside from other art goals.  Kindergarten through second grade begin in a beginners visual art program, then transition into an intermediate level in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade.  The junior high grades sixth through eighth are introduced to two and three-dimensional studio art.  Seventh and eighth grade begin to learn how to use a camera and creative photography art.

Drawing is introduced as early as kindergarten and students progress at their own pace through lessons in their individual grades.

Art History is part of all of the lessons in all of the grades but more in depth in grades 9th-12th grade.  The themes in art many times follow the themes of other classes to reinforce the student’s learning.

Students in 9th through 12th grade are guided to produce a portfolio of sample works and are expected to present a PowerPoint in grades 9th-12th grade at the end of year of their favorite artist.

Senior students who plan on attending an art school do a solo exhibition at the end of the school year.

All students participate in school year competitions and exhibit work throughout the year in school events.

Drawing, mixed media, painting (watercolor, tempera, acrylic and oil), sculpture, ceramics/pottery, 2-Dimensional art, 3-dimensional art, and photography are some of the types of art experiences in the Visual Art Program.  We offer an Art Club I and II at the school where students can come to work on perfecting their drawing skills as they work on different fun crafts, wood burning, mosaic art, iconic art, and Ukrainian egg painting.

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