• The importance of  high school art classes is essential to help them understand the benefits, curriculum, and opportunities your children can gain from enrolling in these courses. 

    North Forsyth High School

    Visual Art Department

    Dear Parents/Guardians,

    We hope this letter finds you in good health and high spirits. We are excited to share information about our high school art program and the many opportunities it offers for your child's personal and academic development.

    Importance of Art Education: Art education plays a crucial role in nurturing creativity, critical thinking, and self-expression. High school art classes are designed to provide students with a well-rounded education that goes beyond the confines of traditional subjects. Here's what your child can gain from our art classes:

    1. Creativity: Art classes encourage students to think outside the box, explore new ideas, and express themselves through various artistic mediums.

    2. Problem Solving: Through art, students learn to solve problems creatively and experiment with different solutions.

    3. Visual Literacy: They develop visual literacy skills, enabling them to analyze, interpret, and critique visual information effectively.

    4. Confidence: As students create and share their artwork, their self-confidence and communication skills improve.

    5. Cultural Awareness: Art classes expose students to diverse cultural perspectives, fostering empathy and a broader understanding of the world.

    Curriculum Overview: Our high school art program offers a comprehensive curriculum that covers a wide range of artistic disciplines, including:

    • Drawing and sketching

    • Painting (acrylics, watercolors, oils)

    • Sculpture and ceramics

    • Photography and digital media

    • Art history and appreciation

    Extracurricular Activities: In addition to regular classes, when we can, we offer various extracurricular opportunities for students to further explore their passion for art. These may include:

    • Art clubs and National Art Honor Society

    • Exhibitions and gallery showcases

    • Field trips to museums and art studios

    • Collaborative art projects

    • Art competitions and scholarships

    College and Career Opportunities: Many colleges and universities highly value applicants with a strong background in the arts. High school art classes can help your child build a competitive portfolio for college admissions. Additionally, a background in art can lead to various career opportunities in fields such as graphic design, animation, fine arts, and more.

    Supporting Your Child's Artistic Journey: To support your child's artistic development, we encourage you to:

    • Stay informed about their coursework and projects.

    • Attend art exhibitions and showcases to celebrate their achievements.

    • Provide them with the necessary art supplies and a creative space at home.

    • Encourage them to explore their interests and passions within the realm of art.

    We are dedicated to fostering a positive and inclusive learning environment where students can thrive creatively. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your child's progress in our art classes, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.

    Thank you for entrusting us with your child's education and artistic growth. We look forward to an inspiring and creative journey together.


    Crystal Fowler

    Visual Art Teacher  (Visual Art 1, Ceramics I,II,III, AP 3d Art and Design


    Deanna Boyanton

    Visual Art Teacher  (Visual Art I,II,III, AP Studio, Photography III, AP Photography)



    770-781-6637 (X160445) or (X160444)

    North Forsyth High School

    3536 Coal Mountain Drive

    Cumming, GA 30028

    Some People Only Dream Of Meeting Their Favorite Artists…. We teach Ours!

Last Modified on September 20, 2023