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.
"Art has the role in education of helping children become more like themselves instead of more like everyone else." - Sydney Gurewitz Clemens
Hi, my name is Amy Henke and this is my second year teaching visual arts and sculpture at West Forsyth High School. It is my 15th year teaching art in Forsyth County and I'm proud to be a Wolverine! I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education from UNG. I taught middle school art for ten years at North Forsyth Middle School and taught high school art at North Forsyth High School for three years. I prefer to work mixed media and love to throw on the wheel. I recently had artwork included in the 'Georgia Art Educator's and their Students' exhibit, the alumni 'Response to Covid' digital exhibition, and the National Art Educator's yearly exhibition at the High Museum of Art.
My website below has information on class supplies, content, my contact information, club information and some classroom resources. Additional information regarding art club and National Art Honor Society are available on the large whiteboard outside of room 1551.