• art

    Art is a place for students to learn to cultivate and trust their own ideas, learn new skills, and learn to be a creative problem solver. Our West Art department offers three levels of visual arts (painting and drawing) courses as well as photography, sculpture, and AP 2D and 3D art. Students in art can also join our West art club and our National Art Honor Society. 

    Students currently enrolled in art classes have been recommended for courses next year. New students will need to select Visual Arts 1 (our pre-requisite art course) or see their counselor to join higher level classes if they have already passed VA1. Questions? E-mail Mrs. Henke or Mrs. Holland.

  • Mrs. Holland holds a Bachelor of Science in Fine Arts, with a minor in Business Administration as well as a Masters of Arts in Teaching program for Art Education from University of North Georgia. Prior to teaching Mrs. Holland worked in Public Relations and Marketing for a non-profit art organization in the Atlanta area.

    Mrs. Holland joined the West Family in 2018.  She has had students involved in the All State Art Symposium, Scholastic Art & Writing medalists, student work featured in the Atlanta High School Art Show, UNG Educators show and High Museum of Art High School art show.  As an artist Mrs. Holland is a painter and illustrator. Her work is inspired by nature, her family and her faith.  She exhibits her work at local shows including the CFUMC Festival of the Arts and the UNG Educators exhibit.

    She is a member of the National Art Educators Association as well as the Georgia Art Educators Association. Mrs. Holland lives in Gainesville, GA with her husband Greg, two sons and their dog Chili. They are members of Browns Bridge Church in Cumming.

    Take a second to check out some information on Mrs. Holland's classroom on the page linked below.

    West Studio 1551


    "Art has the role in education of helping children become more like themselves instead of more like everyone else." - Sydney Gurewitz Clemens

Last Modified on September 20, 2023