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Sara Caplinger

Visual Arts: Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, & Printmaking
Home Stark Alliance Ohio Work Phone: (330) 244-6283

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Sara Caplinger lives in Northeast Ohio and is a multidisciplinary artist that is continually seeking out new forms of expression through the visual arts. Sara’s background as a teaching artist is in the area of trauma. Sara has several years under her belt teaching grades K-12 through the trauma informed lens and working with at-risk youth. The trauma informed approach not only addresses the five areas of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) but transforms our understanding on what art can do in the classroom. This learning method is more process based than product base and creates a culture of agency, creativity, empowerment, decision making, and mindfulness.

It was Sara’s 9th grade teacher that cultivated her love for the arts. Sara went on to study fine arts and art history at Kent State University and participated in the study abroad program that took her to Florence, Italy to study the history of Renaissance art. Sara also did independent fine arts studies in London, England and Paris, France. Sara is a lifelong learner of the visual arts. Art has been a constant from a very young age. It is Sara’s hope to convey to her students the vast influence Art has on our world and how it can impact our lives for the better.

Grade Levels/Age Groups

  • Grades 1-3
  • Grades 4-5
  • Grades 6-8
  • Grades 9-12
  • Young Adults
  • Adults

Facilities and Resources Required

  • Electrical outlets
  • Table(s)
  • Chairs
  • Non-carpeted floors
  • Sink/Water


Weekends and Summer