Art Education

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Welcome to The Art Classroom
My name is Georgann Athanaelos Sapp and I am the Kindergarten through 4th grade Art Teacher at Jackson Park Elementary.

I was born and raised in Kannapolis, NC, and I went to Jackson Park as a child. After I graduated from A.L. Brown High School (Go Wonders!) I attended and received my Bachelor of Fine Arts and Masters of Art Education from East Carolina University (Go Pirates!). I have been working in Kannapolis City Schools as an elementary art teacher ever since! 
 
College(s) Attended/Degrees Earned:
East Carolina University
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and Master of Art Education (MAEd)
University of North Carolina
AIG certification

I am very excited to work with your child in art! Art is VERY important in school! Today more than ever the arts are needed by our young people as a forum for safe expression, communication, exploration, imagination, and cultural and historical understanding. Brain research confirms that Arts education strengthens student problem-solving and critical thinking skills, adding to overall academic achievement, school success, and preparation for the work world. Art classes provide students a chance to develop cognitive and creative skills, and to develop their imaginations. The arts teach our students to be more tolerant and open through multicultural and historical perspectives and through their involvement in the creative process itself.  Due to the collaborative nature of art, students develop crucial skills in cooperative decision-making, leadership, clear communication, and complex problem solving while working with others.  Regular participation in the arts develops self-confidence, self-discipline, persistence, and the knowledge of how to make multiple revisions to create high quality work.



If you would like to donate to the Art Classroom:
Crayola Crayons, Crayola Markers, Elmer's Glue, Black Fine Point Sharpies, White Copy Paper, Pencils and Erasers would be Appreciated 
 


Below are links to great websites that offer wonderful art learning opportunities for children and parents to experience.

Online Resources:

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