Introductory and advanced photography courses are offered and include both traditional and digital photography. Notre Dame's unique downtown neighborhood provides endless opportunities for both photo shoots and field trips.


Students can explore the world of clay through the ceramics course offerings. Hand-building techniques are studied in addition to wheel throwing. Classes also take advantage of the more than 15 art galleries and museums within walking distance of campus.

Visual Arts - Pen, Paint & Mixed Media

Offerings include Introduction to Visual Expression for novice artists as well as advanced courses in mixed media, graphic storytelling, and pen and paint for more experienced artists. 

Graphic Design

Graphic design has a major influence on our daily lives - whether it's the logo on your favorite T-shirt, or the latest movie poster. Notre Dame offers both introductory and advanced courses in graphic design.

Design & Creative Thinking

This course is designed to support the development of the student’s conceptual design and creative thinking skills, particularly for students interested in design, creative arts, engineering, science, interior or architectural design. 

About Us

Tiffany Andrus

Visual & Performing Arts Production Manager

Leslie Bock

Visual Arts Teacher

Christopher Johnson

Visual Arts Coordinator, Visual Arts Teacher

Emily King

Dance Coordinator, English and Physical Education Teacher

Sandy Mahler

Visual Arts Teacher & Yearbook Advisor

Tina Paulson

Music Director, Performing Arts Teacher