Departments & Staff

Studio Arts

Studio Arts Department

Mission Statement
Studio Art at Xavier College Preparatory offers a dynamic variety of challenging art classes, including drawing, painting, ceramics, printmaking, sculpture and digital design. Our faculty of practicing artists are committed to fostering critical thinking, valuing creative expression as a means to enrich cognitive and moral development, and cultivating multiple approaches to problem solving.
Xavier's own Stark Gallery complements classroom opportunities for students by showcasing rotating exhibitions of regional and national artists, accompanied by visiting artist lectures and workshops. Xavier Studio Arts further encourages excellence by offering AP and dual enrollment courses, and maintains an active chapter of the National Art Honor Society.

Meet Our Department

Alison Dunn, M.A., M.F.A. 
Department Chair - Studio Arts
Intermediate Drawing/Painting
Advanced Drawing/Painting
Oil Painting I & II 
AP Art History 
AP Studio 
Honors Independent Study 
Nissa Kubly

Zachary Carlson

Julianne Averbuck ‘06
Beginning Photography
Advanced Photography 
Catherine Robbins '86
Introduction to Art 
Beginning Drawing and Painting 
Introduction to Drawing and Painting 
XERO Club (Environemental Club) Moderator 

Xavier College Preparatory

4710 North Fifth Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
P. (602) 277-3772
F. (602) 279-1346

National Blue Ribbon Recipient



Western Catholic Educational Association