YAM Information 2016

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Congratulations FLAG CONTEST WINNERS!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS AND TEACHERS!

overall winner

Overall Winner

Belle Humphrey

Rudd Middle School – 8th grade

Teacher: Casey Williamson

Belle’s design will be printed on the AAEA YAM flag and displayed at the NAEA Convention in Chicago March 2016. Belle, Ms. Williamson, and one parent will receive a free trip to New York City during the summer of 2016.

high school winner

High School Winner

Tiffani Forman

Clay-Chalkville High – 11th grade

Teacher: Lindsay Parris

middle school winner

Middle School Winner

Katy Chandler

Auburn Jr. High School – 8th grade

Teacher: Amanda Smith

elementary school winner

Elementary School Winner

Marshall Thornhill

Clanton Elementary – 2nd grade

Teacher: Julie Harrison

logoAll prizes and the trip to New York are provided by SARGENT ART

Thank you to all of the teachers that participated this year! Every teacher that submitted entries will also receive a “Thank you” gift from SARGENT ART.


Individual YAM Documents:

YAM overview

Youth Art Month Funding 2015-2016

Youth Art Month Digital Scrapbook 2015-2016

Youth Art Month Reporting 2015-2016

Getting involved info

Sample Cover Letter to Principal or School Superintendent 2016

Sample Cover Letter

Sample Proclamations 

How to Submit A Press Release (1 of 2)

How to Submit a Press Release (2 of 2)


DOWNLOAD The 2016 YAM DOCUMENTS IN ONE BIG ZIP FILE.


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WHAT IS YOUTH ART MONTH?

 Council for Art Education (CFAE) administers Youth Art Month at the national level. Festivities take place annually, traditionally culminating 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.

cfae_logoCouncil for Art Education is the national sponsor of Youth Art Month