Visual Art Homepage

Welcome to the Visual Arts Homepage. 

The Dallastown Area High School (DAHS) Fine Arts Department offers hands-on studio art classes that introduce students to a variety of materials and techniques in the creation of drawings, paintings, sculpture, ceramics, computer graphics, and fibers. Originality, creativity, and craftsmanship are stressed. Critical and creative thinking skills are encouraged through hands-on application and written reflections and evaluations. The portfolio development course is open to the serious art student to prepare for application to the top art schools and colleges in the country. We prepare for future art related careers by developing a comprehensive portfolio cataloging their artistic growth through works in progress, finished pieces, and ideas for future art work. Art history helps students look at, talk about and write about art while promoting cultural awareness.

 Fine Arts students participate in a lot of community art opportunities: National Scholastics Art, painting Halloween windows in Dallastown,York County Community Against Racism, Cultural Diversity Art at the York Jewish Community Center, permanent art display in DAHS lobby, local bank displays, York Township Municipal Building, face painting at elementary schools, t-shirt design for track and field, Pennsylvania Clean Up, senior class party, etc. Art CAN make a difference! 

We have a chapter of the National Art Honor Society based on art scholarship, classroom leadership, and character. Students complete twenty art community service hours and graduate with honors. All art students’ display there works in a DAHS art show.

Visual Art Department Courses

Mrs. Jillian Kohler 

Mr. Thomas Myers

Miss Casey Doyon


2008-2009 Homecoming Mural


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