The Visual Arts Department offers students a dynamic and creative space to explore their artistic talents.  Whether you are an experienced, college bound artist building your portfolio, or someone who wants to explore the arts for the first time, we have classes for you! The Visual Arts Department has four studio classrooms and offers a variety of 2D and 3D courses. Facilities include a wet darkroom and a ceramic studio with eleven wheels and a variety of kilns. Graphic Design and Digital Photography students work on individual classroom laptops.

Art & Design is the starting point for most courses. Following this pre-requisite, students may select from Drawing & Painting, Ceramics, Sculpture, Metals and Graphic Design. Photography with film cameras precedes Digital Photo as a pre-requisite. Multiple semesters of study are available in all areas. We have a tradition of excellence fueled by dedicated, knowledgeable and caring instructors. Ms. Stasi teaches Metals, Photography, Art & Design and Drawing & Painting; Ms. Breck concentrates on Ceramics and Drawing & Painting; Mrs. Kane instructs Art & Design. Sculpture, The Art of Service and Ceramics; and Ms. Cooper teaches Photography, Graphic Design and Digital Photography. Come visit with us today to bring the arts into your life. You’ll be amazed what you can do!




Dowling Catholic High School  |  1400 Buffalo RD.  |  West Des Moines, IA  |  50265  |  (515) 225-3000