Students explore the history of art, from pre-historic to contemporary, with emphasis on how and why art is made. Through various hands-on activities, the course includes the study of images and artists, an introduction to composition and visual expression, and discussion about how art manifests itself in our daily lives.
Mrs. Jackson has taught Art History at North Cross School for the past nine years. She currently serves as the School's Associate Director of Admission. In ten years at North Cross School, she has also taught studio art and English courses and has held other administrative positions. She received bachelor degrees in English and Studio Art (with Honors), graduating Magna Cum Laude from Wake Forest University; she earned a Master of Art Education degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and has continued professional development in ceramics, graphic design, and art education.