At Oakland Catholic, we believe that development of mind, body and spirit are inextricably connected. Through the arts, our students engage in self-discovery, problem solve creatively, build resilience, exercise empathy, and experience joy.
You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.
We strive to provide a broad range of musical experiences, aimed at training young musicians to speak the language of music, both here and in future musical endeavors. In choral classes, vocal technique, musicianship and artistic interpretation are stressed, with strong emphasis on the melding of individual contributions into a polished performance. In instrumental classes, individual lessons with a professional teacher of each student's particular instrument are encouraged, so that technique, musicianship and interpretation may be equally developed.
With talent to spare, our young women make the most of every opportunity to showcase their theatrical gifts.
Through OC's Theater Group and The Masque, both in conjunction with Central Catholic, our students can tread the boards and delight their audiences in productions that range from groundbreaking classics like Chicago to madcap plays like Little Red Riding Hood (and The Power Mutants)!
The Visual Arts Department seeks to instill aesthetic awareness in every student. The understanding, appreciation, and production of art are developed through practical application and active participation. We work with a variety of mediums, from thrown clay in our pottery studio to oil, acrylic and watercolor paints. The core of the program is dedicated to unlocking the imagination, encouraging creativity, and developing critical thinking in each student.
OC Arts Calendar
Art & Music Highlights
Congratulations to the cast and crew of Barbecuing Hamlet! Students all did a great job bringing their characters to life, setting the stage, and keeping the audience engaged throughout the performance!
15 AP Art and Design class students took a walking field trip to the Carnegie Museum of Art. While there, they had the privilege of viewing the Carnegie International exhibit on a private tour with two artists.
Tickets are sold at the door: free for OC/CC students, faculty, and staff; $5 for children 13 and under; $10 for adults. Hope to see you there!