Department Mission Statement

The Art Department's mission centers around creative problem solving. We seek to develop a broader sense of self and promote visual thinking as an alternate mode of knowing. Our hope is that students will develop a critical appreciation of historical and contemporary art forms and be able to creatively express themselves with visual skill and clarity.


Department Chair

Andrea Belt is the head of the Visual Art Department and  teaches all levels of Digital Photography, Ceramics, and Jewelry. She has taught at DeSales since 2007.  She has her Master's degree in Art Education and a BA in Photography.  Besides loving art, she also enjoys spending time outdoors, especially in the summer. She is the proud mom of two boys, and spends most of her free time running them to soccer.

Andrea Belt

Andrea Belt

That human mind is like a parachute - it functions better when it is open.
— Cole's Rules