Youth Art Month

Youth Art Month Overview

What is Youth Art Month?
The Council for Art Education (CFAE) administers Youth Art Month at the national level. Festivities take place annually, traditionally each March, to celebrate visual arts for grades K – 12. The Youth Art Month Program emphasizes the value of art education for all children, encourages support for quality school art programs, and promotes art material safety.

Youth Art Month also provides a forum for recognizing skills developed through visual arts experiences that are not possible in other curriculum subjects.

Started in 1961 through the Art & Creative Materials Institute, Inc. (ACMI) and in cooperation with the National Art Education Association (NAEA), Youth Art Month exists to

1. Recognize art education as a viable factor in the total education curricula that develops citizens of a global society.
2. Recognize art is a necessity for the full development of better quality of life for all.
3. Direct attention to the value of art education for divergent and critical thinking.
4. Expand art programs in schools and stimulate new art programs.
5. Encourage commitment to the arts by students, community organizations, and individuals everywhere.
6. Provide additional opportunities for individuals of all ages to participate in creative art learning.
7. Increase community, business and governmental support for art education.
8. Increase community understanding and interest in art and art education through involvement in art exhibits, workshops, and other creative ventures.
9. Reflect and demonstrate the goals of the National Art Education Association that work toward the improvement of art education at all levels.

- See more at: http://www.arteducators.org/news/yam#sthash.gqBC31YT.dpuf

 

 

Youth Art Month Overview

What is Youth Art Month?
The Council for Art Education (CFAE) administers Youth Art Month at the national level. Festivities take place annually, traditionally each March, to celebrate visual arts for grades K – 12. The Youth Art Month Program emphasizes the value of art education for all children, encourages support for quality school art programs, and promotes art material safety.

Youth Art Month also provides a forum for recognizing skills developed through visual arts experiences that are not possible in other curriculum subjects.

Started in 1961 through the Art & Creative Materials Institute, Inc. (ACMI) and in cooperation with the National Art Education Association (NAEA), Youth Art Month exists to

1. Recognize art education as a viable factor in the total education curricula that develops citizens of a global society.
2. Recognize art is a necessity for the full development of better quality of life for all.
3. Direct attention to the value of art education for divergent and critical thinking.
4. Expand art programs in schools and stimulate new art programs.
5. Encourage commitment to the arts by students, community organizations, and individuals everywhere.
6. Provide additional opportunities for individuals of all ages to participate in creative art learning.
7. Increase community, business and governmental support for art education.
8. Increase community understanding and interest in art and art education through involvement in art exhibits, workshops, and other creative ventures.
9. Reflect and demonstrate the goals of the National Art Education Association that work toward the improvement of art education at all levels.

217 YAM Flag Design Winners:

2017 YAM Flag -Jessica Zuidema, MACCRAY High School, Teacher: LeAnn Atchison

                                                                  13t place H.S. Flag 2017  

2017 YAM Poster - Matisse Hahn, 3rd grade, Teacher: Nic Hahn

                       1st place Elementary flag 2017

 

2017 YAM Postcard -Katelyn Lemke, Glencoe Silver Lake Lincoln Jr. High, Teacher: Shanda Landes  

                                                                         

To view 1st through 3rd place 2017 flag designs, click here:              

Flag Program

To promote Youth Art Month, the Council for Art Education coordinates Youth Art Month activities at the national level. The primary event is the State Flag Program. Each state coordinates a flag design contest, with the winning design made into a flag for display in the Youth Art Month Museum at the National Art Education Association Convention in March. The 2017/2018 Youth Art Month Theme is ”Building Community Through Art." Students who receive 1st place for their flag designs in elementary (k-5), middle level (6-8), and high school (9-12) each receive a flag and an art supply prize.  Flags are displayed at the Youth Art Month student exhibition. The 2018 winning flag design at the elementary level will be displayed at the NAEA conference.  The high school level flag becomes Youth Art Month promotional post cards.  The middle level flag will be used for YAM promotional posters.

 

Download the Flag contest information here!

Download the Flag and Banner Entry form here!

Download the Student Information Form Here!

Artwork Program
In addition to the flag contest, states also select and exhibit student artwork throughout the year. Winning artwork pieces are displayed in the Youth Art Month Museum at the National Art Education Association Convention in March.

YOUTH ART MONTH STUDENT EXHIBITION

March 4th – March 17th
Minnesota State Capital

Installation:  Sunday, March 4th, 1:00 to 4:00

Closing Reception:  Saturday, March 17th, 12:00 to2:00

Minnesota State Capital

75 Rev. Dr. Luther King, Jr. Blvd

Saint Paul, MN

 

Monday-Friday: 8:30am–5pm
Saturday: 10am–3pm
Sunday: 1pm–4pm

Submissions due February 23rd, 2018

Artwork can be sent to or dropped off at the following sites:

 

Laura Anton                             Shanda Landes                               Jeff Pridie

Forest Lake ALC                       Glencoe Silver Lake HS                 Stillwater Middle School

200 SW 4th Street                    1825 East 16th Street                   523 West Marsh Street

Forest Lake, MN 55025           Glencoe, MN 55336                      Stillwater, MN 55082

Download compete information regarding the 2017 YAM Art Exhibition here!

Download participation prize form here!

Program Report/Digital Scrapbook

Youth Art Chairpersons also create digital scrapbook reports, documenting local observances, events, exhibits, proclamations, funding, and community support. Reports are submitted to CFAE, and programs are recognized for outstanding achievement.

Art Educators of Minnesota:  2017-2018 Future Art Educator Spotlight Award

The purpose of this award is to acknowledge graduating seniors who have demonstrated a high level of artistic, academic, leadership, and interpersonal relationship skills and to encourage students to pursue a career in visual arts education.  Art instructors have the opportunity to advocate for art education by nominating their art students.  These nominations are based upon the instructors opinions that the students have what it takes to potentially be qualified visual art instructors.  High school art instructors are invited to nominate as many as three outstanding 11th grade students (who will be seniors in the fall of 2018). Nominations can be submitted starting NOW and up until September 13th. Submit nominations to: youthartmonth@gmail.com

Download full details on the Future Art Educator Spotlight Award here!

Download Future Art Educator Spotlight Award nomination form here!

Download the student application form here!

The 2017 Spotlight Award Winners Are:

1st place winner: Emma Ahart, of Anoka High School (nominating teacher-Kevan Nitzberg) Emma received 200.00 gift card to Triarco Art Supplies and a complementary registration to the AEM 2017 Fall Conference for Emma and her teacher Kevan Nitzberg.

2nd place winner: Megan Kucera of St. Michael-Albertville (nominating teacher-Kari Halker-Saathoff) Megan received 100.00 gift card to Triarco Art Supplies.

3rd place winner: Brittney Medina of Glencoe-Silver Lake Schools (nominating teacher-Shanda Landes) Brittney received 50.00 gift card to Triarco Art Supplies.

Youth Art Month Overview

What is Youth Art Month?
The Council for Art Education (CFAE) administers Youth Art Month at the national level. Festivities take place annually, traditionally each March, to celebrate visual arts for grades K – 12. The Youth Art Month Program emphasizes the value of art education for all children, encourages support for quality school art programs, and promotes art material safety.

Youth Art Month also provides a forum for recognizing skills developed through visual arts experiences that are not possible in other curriculum subjects.

Started in 1961 through the Art & Creative Materials Institute, Inc. (ACMI) and in cooperation with the National Art Education Association (NAEA), Youth Art Month exists to

1. Recognize art education as a viable factor in the total education curricula that develops citizens of a global society.
2. Recognize art is a necessity for the full development of better quality of life for all.
3. Direct attention to the value of art education for divergent and critical thinking.
4. Expand art programs in schools and stimulate new art programs.
5. Encourage commitment to the arts by students, community organizations, and individuals everywhere.
6. Provide additional opportunities for individuals of all ages to participate in creative art learning.
7. Increase community, business and governmental support for art education.
8. Increase community understanding and interest in art and art education through involvement in art exhibits, workshops, and other creative ventures.
9. Reflect and demonstrate the goals of the National Art Education Association that work toward the improvement of art education at all levels.

- See more at: http://www.arteducators.org/news/yam#sthash.qefKgDiZ.dpuf
Visit NAEA's YAM website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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