Our 10th annual Deck the Hall student show

They came, they saw, they talked with the students about their art and their study of “Aesthetics,” this year’s Deck the Hall theme. They participated in studio demos, including trying their hand at the wheel in our ceramics studio. They shopped for holiday gifts, munched on cookies, and all in all made our 10th annual […]


Works in progress, Deck the Hall is Saturday, 3-6 p.m.

Our 10th annual Deck the Hall student art show and sale is Saturday, December 9, 3-6 p.m. at our studios in Longworth Hall. Join our students and staff for this always-festive event, see the show and shop for unique holiday gifts. The show’s theme is “Aesthetics,” reflecting the students’ semester-long studies. Their introduction to Aesthetics […]


CATS honors founders, celebrates successes

CATS friends, supporters, students and staff honored CATS founders and celebrated CATS successes at a Founders Event that packed the light-filled lobby at our Longworth Hall studios. Successes celebrated included nearly 15 years serving Cincinnati with a sustained graduation rate exceeding 90% and 50% college enrollment rate. There were student-led tours and presentations by CATS […]


Study “Aesthetics,” then make good art

“Make good art,” as a source of joy and as antidote to the difficulties of life. That message was part of the presentation that introduced the students to their semester study theme, “Aesthetics.” They were introduced to the concept of beauty, its many forms in art, science and nature, objective and subjective analyses, and the […]


Decision time: Say “yes” to opportunity of a lifetime?

It’s decision time as many Cincinnati Public high school students settle into the first few weeks of the 2017-2018 school year. Do they attend a short session at their school to learn about Cincinnati Arts & Technology Studios and what could be the opportunity of a lifetime? At Dater High School, about 50 students took […]


CATC students’ summer: it’s been all about career

Summer hasn’t been vacation time for twenty-one students in the CATC Bridging the Gap workforce development program. They’re taking advantage of several career training opportunities. Twelve are in STNA (state tested nurse assistant) training, preparing to take the state test and interview for positions as nurses’ aides at Cincinnati Children’s. On this day, with guidance […]


DAAPcamps scholarships inspire design-career goals

CATC students Samantha Murray and D’Andre Warren earned scholarships, through their work at CATC, to DAAPcamps, a summer live-on-campus program where young people from all over the world explore potential careers in design. Our students’ workshop focus was “shoe design” and each developed drawings and 3D models of their prototypes. Both said that during their […]


“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 […]