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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. Classes are offered in Drawing, Printmaking, Pottery, Digital Photography, AP Studio Art, and Portfolio Development during Window Period.

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. We will have an end of year art show and reception in the PACCAR Commons in the spring.

Melissa Dold

Anne Petty

Meet Mrs. Anne Petty

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.

Visual Arts Teacher


Meet Mrs. Melissa Dold

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.

Visual Arts Teacher + Arts Department Chair

Student Work

Aubery I.

Sophia K.

Filip C.

Win, Jack, Brooke