It's that time of year-Youth Art Month!! Every March since 1961 art teachers have been celebrating and advocating for young artists! There are tons of ways you can promote Youth Art Month in your school and district. Put your program out there and spread the word about all the awesome things you do! Contact you school's PR person, local newspaper and even tv station to share what you do! Head over to the NAEA website for more ideas and information. If you currently don't have anything to share during the month of March start planning for next year and check out my ideas here! You can even head to my TeachersPayTeachers page and get all the activities and handouts!
I spent last weekend decorating my room and hallway for our celebration. After this long winter some bright colors is what everyone needed, teachers and students are loving the makeover!
|Photos of students with their work and visiting bakers.|
I also love the Art Motivation and Why We Teach Art Cards from Crystal Productions. I hang these durable cards around the hallways to remind everyone why art is so awesome! They have wonderful phrases on why the arts are important to our students and need be in our schools!
|Gave the bookshelves an update.|
|Bulletin Board and Prize Packs for YAM activities!|
|Weekly Drawing Challenge Area|
Week 1- Draw your favorite animal
Week 2- Draw a picture of you doing your favorite thing
Week 3- Draw something green
Week 4- Draw a funny creature or monster
Students also have to look for a tiny hidden picture of me hiding in the artwork in the hallways. They have to write the artist name on a ticket and turn it in. I also have the parents participate in this event during our art show.
I put all this info in a packet for the students and have it available for you to use and edit on my TeachersPayTeachers page. I have the the newsletter explaining the month's events, weekly challenge sheets, scavenger hunt tickets, YAM logo, bulletin board text and images, prize pack labels and faculty YAM contest. These are all word documents that you can edit yourself as needed.
I hope I have inspired you to participate!
How do you celebrate Youth Art Month?