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. More information can be found at the CFAE website                         

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.

 

"Art Connects Us"

(2021 Youth Art Month Theme)

 

Due to COVID concerns, the

2021 Youth Art Month Student Exhibition

will be virtual.

More details will be posted soon.  

 

Youth Art Month Co-Chairs:  Laura Anton & Tiffany Erie

youthartmonth@gmail.com

 

Even though the exhibition will be virtual, we will still have the Flag Design Contest and an online exhibition.  

YOUTH ART MONTH FLAG DESIGN COMPETITION

The 2020/2021 Youth Art Month Theme is ”Art connects Us." Teachers who are AEM members can submit up to 10 designs for the flag contest. 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 to keep. 

Download Flag Design Information Here!

Download the Flag and Banner Template Here!

Download the Student Information Form Here!

Please submit scanned (high quality jpg preferred) Flag Designs by December 15th, 2020 to youthartmonth@gmail.com

Winning Flags will be announced on Monday December 21st 2020.

 To view 1st through Honorable Mention 2020 Flag Designs, click here:

 

Youth Art Month Student Exhibition (Virtual)

Submissions due February 15th, 2021. An online exhibition will be accessible during the month of March.  2-D work only. No size restrictions for 2021 YAM Exhibition.

AEM members that teach at the High School level (9-12)may submit 2 student works.

AEM members that teach at the Middle School level (6-8) may submit 4 student works.

AEM members that teach at the Elementary (K-5) level may submit 6 student works.

A submission link will be posted in January 2021.

(Click Here to View the 2020 YAM Student Exhibition)

Download YAM Virtual Student Exhibition Information Here!

Download Press Release here

 

2020-2021 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 who are AEM members 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 seniors who will graduate in 2021. Artwork by the student that received the 1st place Spotlight Award will be displayed in the Youth Art Month Museum at the National Art Education Association Convention in March.  

Because of COVID and that the Annual AEM Fall Conference is virtual (with SEVEN other states), the timeline for nominations and applications has been extended

Nominations can be submitted starting NOW and up until January 4th, 2021 Submit nominations to: youthartmonth@gmail.com

Student Spotlight Applications are due by January 15th, 2021 (same email address)

Download the nomination form for Future Art Educator Spotlight Award (and full award details) here!

Download the student application form here!

2019-2020 First Place Future Art Educators Spotlight Award Winner:

1st Place  Joshua Eull, St. Michael Albertville High School

Instructor: Kari Halker-Saathoff

 

 

 

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

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

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