“Opportunity Summer” at CATC: the learning continues

Dozens of CATC students are participating in summer programs that can mean anything from summer jobs to potential careers in design, health care, manufacturing, and information technology. Top row: CATC students spent an afternoon making art with local artist Michelle d’Cruz at the Contemporary Arts Center. They are participating in DAAP Alliance, a project that […]


Field trips wrap up the school year

Our students spent most of their time on field trips during the last days of CATC classes. First, they extended their semester-long study of 20th Century American art as well as other art forms in docent-led tours of the Cincinnati Art Museum.  Area campus tours were among the activities that focused on helping the students […]


Spring Fever 2017, another great student show

It was a beautiful spring day and a beautiful 2017 Spring Fever student art show, based on the students’ semester-long study of “20th Century American Art.” The studios and gallery were filled, the sales desk was busy, students, staff, family members and other guests worked together on demos in the studios, and talked with the […]


We’re getting ready for Spring Fever 2017, Saturday April 15

Ceramics and 3D pieces are going into the kiln for firing, the digital multi-media and 2D students are putting finishing touches on their work, matting and framing it for display. CATC students are almost ready for their annual Spring Fever student art show, and everyone is anticipating what promises to be one of our most […]


Life skills training prepares BTG students for workplace success

CATC students who have been accepted into the CATC Bridging the Gap workforce development program have now completed life skills training. It’s a critical step in learning how to succeed in the workplace, from planning a career through job interviews and on-the-job professional behavior. In these sessions, Ms. Yolanda Hill, from Cincinnati Works, led the […]


Life after graduation – going one-on-one to help our kids get ready

It’s almost spring and time to prepare for life after high school. Cincinnati Youth Collaborative, a long-time partner, provides college access services to our nearly 400 juniors and seniors annually. This year, six CYC representatives are working one-on-one with CATC students from the high schools they serve, helping the students navigate the process of researching […]


New semester, new hope and opportunity

It’s been a busy first couple of weeks of the new semester. During “College and Career Week” students heard from–and had the opportunity to apply to–local colleges. They also learned about business training and job opportunities, including the CATC Bridging the Gap workforce development program, from local organizations. Simultaneously a new round of skills-building took […]


Art is working

Art works, and we have proof. Quality arts-based programming has been proven by study after study to re-engage even the most at-risk young people in learning, improve their academic performance, get them to graduation and the chance to become productive citizens.  We see it here at CATC with more than a decade in which senior […]


150 turn out for Deck the Hall student show!

We had one of the biggest turnouts ever for our Deck the Hall student art show, with students and their families, CATC friends and supporters filling CATC hallways, galleries and studios. There were art demos, interactive exhibits and displays showing off the students’ creative use of CATC state-of-the-art technologies. Guests talked with the students about […]


Join us for Deck the Hall, Saturday, December 10, 3-6 p.m.!

The students are almost ready for their annual Deck the Hall student art show, which is Saturday December 10, 3-6 pm at CATC studios in Longworth Hall. They’re looking forward to showing you the work they’ve created based on the semester-long study theme, which this year has been “Art, Culture and Politics.” Deck the Hall […]