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Amberly Dal

Des Moines Art Center
Teaching Artist
Des Moines, Iowa
Amberly Dal is based in Des Moines, Iowa, and graduated from Johnston High School. She earned a scholarship and attended the Art Institute of Chicago for two summers as part of the early college program for gifted students. As a young artist, Amberly was accepted into the Teen Academy at the Des Moines Art Center and later interned in Studio Arts and Art Education during her senior year of high school. She has been attending classes and part of the Des Moines Art Center since the age of 9. In 2019, she joined the Des Moines Art Center Access Program as a teaching artist. Since then, she has enjoyed working with at risk youth including teaching art at Foster Care programs, the Juvenile Detention Center, the Woodward Academy, Ellipsis, and many other local after school programs within the Des Moines Public School system. She has also had the privilege of teaching at the Children’s Cancer Connections and volunteering at the Des Moines girls/young teens group home. Besides Amberly’s passion for bringing art to children, she has been commissioned to paint several murals for local businesses in central Iowa. Amberly’s long-term ambitions include continuing to bring art alive by teaching both children and adults through the Des Moines Art Center and pursuing her lifelong goal of becoming an accomplished tattoo artist.