Mrs. Henry grew up in Petersburg, Illinois, and now resides in Chatham with her husband Todd, and my son Jake.

Mrs. Henry graduated from the University of Illinois Springfield, with a BA in Psychology, and then received her MAED in Education from the University of Phoenix.  For many years Mrs. Henry was a caseworker for the State of Illinois, but then after pursuing her teaching degree and certification she has taught since 2006.  She has had the privilege to teach both elementary and high school thru the years, and has loved every single minute of it!

Mrs. Henry is a commissioned artist that does a variety of things on a hired basis. She paints murals, canvas pieces, furniture, (you name it!) and is also working on completing her first children’s book that she has illustrated and written.  She also enjoys photography. Growing up with a dad who was a professional photographer, she learned that there is beauty and uniqueness in absolutely everything! Mrs. Henry loves to cook, and is a connoisseur of coffee!

Mrs. Henry’s favorite Bible verse is:  “Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. “ Hebrews 12:14

Courses

Art Fundamentals

This is more of a textbook based art survey class with a lot of “hands on” studio work. Students are introduced to a variety of art mediums to get a feel of the different elements that are available in the art world. Students are introduced to artists, artworks, and art media through daily assignments and projects, videos, and PowerPoint presentations. The elements and principles of art are used to develop and understanding and appreciation of past and present works of art and to gain an understanding of how art is a part of our daily lives.

Prerequisites: none


Art Studio

This class is designed for advanced art students, or those who truly have a genuine interest to work on improving their skills. Many art media will be used, and the work is more on an independent level. The course includes classroom projects, art videos, a semester project.

Prerequisites: Art Fundamentals, Drawing I, and permission of the instructor.


Ceramics

This class explores the use of clay in making pottery or other objects using the hand building methods (pinch, coil, slab). Students will learn ceramic terms, the use of glaze and other decorative techniques, and the function of the kiln will be introduced.

Prerequisites: Art Fundamentals, and permission of the instructor.


Drawing I & II

Provides an experience using a variety of drawing media- graphite sticks, pencils, pastels, watercolor pencil, pen and ink, and markers. The selection of drawing media may vary from year to year. This course includes classroom projects, art videos, and a semester project.

Prerequisites: Art Fundamentals, and permission of the instructor.


Painting I & II

This class introduces the use of painters tools and techniques while painting a variety of different subject matter in both acrylic and watercolor. This course includes several classroom projects and a semester final project.

Prerequisites: Art Fundamentals, Drawing I, and permission of the instructor.