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Visual Arts

The Visual Arts classes at Seattle Prep are designed to give students a wide range of experiences in a variety of media and are taught by practicing artists. Classes are offered are Freshman Visual Art, Drawing, Printmaking, Ceramics, Digital Photography, Digital Drawing + Graphic Design, and AP Art + Design.

Through the exploration of various techniques, students begin to understand how to express their ideas visually. They learn how to see the world around them through a new lens, and they learn how to discuss, interpret, and analyze works of art from the past and present. Through making work, as well as through reflection, students have a deeper understanding of the creative process and how it can impact their ideas, their lives, and the lives of those around them.

Please come celebrate our students’ work during Arts Week in the spring and follow us on Instagram @seapreppanthers


Aubery I.

Sophia K.

Filip C.

Win, Jack, Brooke

Kendin A.

Meet our Visual Art Teachers

Melissa Dold
Visual Arts Teacher + Arts Department Chair

Melissa Dold teaches visual art classes including Freshman Art, Drawing, Printmaking, and AP Studio Art. She is married to artist, Kyle Cook, and they have two daughters. Melissa is a practicing artist and received her B.F.A. from the University of Washington, her M.F.A in painting from Boston University, as well as her teaching certificate from Pratt Institute in NY.  She has a studio in Seattle and is co-founder of @yardwork_artist_collective along with colleague Anne Petty.

Anne Petty
Visual Arts Teacher

Anne Petty teaches a variety of courses, including Drawing, Digital Photography, Digital Drawing + Graphic Design, Ceramics, and AP Art + Design. She received her BFA from Missouri State University and her MFA in Painting + Drawing from the University of Washington. Anne is a practicing artist, and a co-founder of @yardwork_artist_collective, an initiative to support and celebrate art and nature, along with colleague, Melissa Dold. She lives with her husband Sean and two children. When she is not teaching or making art, she enjoys reading, trying new foods, and enjoying the geography of the Pacific Northwest.