Fine Arts

Barrow Arts and Sciences Academy is proud to offer a wide array of visual and performing arts courses focused on developing and refining the skills, confidence, and ability needed to create and perform. The mission of the Fine Arts Department is to foster creativity through challenging and engaging experiences, both curricular and extracurricular.  Students will be empowered to express who they are through the creation of works and performances that demonstrate how they have become innovative thinkers and problem solvers.  The teachers in the Fine Arts Department are artists and performers who will design classroom experiences which encourage students to:

  • Express themselves with clarity and confidence
  • Interact in a creative and cooperative manner
  • Engage with our constantly evolving culture
  • Create and perform culturally relevant works 

courses offered

  • Music
    • Intermediate Band
    • Advanced Band
    • Intermediate Chorus
    • Advanced Chorus
    • Music Technology
    • Beginning Guitar
  • Performance
    • Intro to Dance
    • Intermediate Dance
    • Advanced Dance
    • Beginning Drama
    • Advanced Drama
  • Visual Arts
    • Art I
    • Art II

For additional information, please contact:
Department Lead - Haley Mitchell (
Assistant Principal - Lathan Pooser (


Additional information about each teacher is available by clicking their name below.

Caroline Cates

Dance Teacher

Caroline Cates is originally from Snellville, Georgia. She graduated from Brookwood Hig...

Ms. Katherine Eidson

Visual Arts Teacher

Katherine has always had a love of the arts. Originally from Woodstock, GA, she attende...

Dr. Ashley Floyd

Band Director

Ashley Floyd is a Winder-born music teacher and composer. As an educator, he has taught...

Haley Mitchell

Grade 9-12 - Chorus


Sherelle Patisaul

Grade 9-12 - Drama, Grade 10 ELA

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Ms. Catherine Swanson

Visual Arts Teacher

Catherine Swanson was born and raised in Gainesville, Georgia. She graduated with a Bac...

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