• Team Grundler

Why promote #YAM #YouthArtMonth?


Why is YAM/Youth Art Month something to think about? We “artists” get it, art is the connector it bridges curricular areas but unfortunately the majority “non-artists” don’t always get it. So we have to teach them the importance of art education in the lives of young people. How do we do this…?

  • Excellent Teaching

  • Modeling/Mentoring

  • Leadership-reaching beyond the art department & helping teachers use art in their lesson plans, “artful thinking.”

  • Being visible on our campuses & in our community

  • Presenting to PTA & Admin

  • Social Media, classroom studio accounts

  • Recognizing young artists via exhibits & contests

  • Being involved in #artsed organizations, PAL, TAEA & NAEA

“If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.” John F. Kennedy

We strive to encourage young artists and give them tools and techniques to set their vision free. The work seen in any YAM exhibit is only a small demonstration of the very talented student artists any school or district develops. Consider there are approximately thousands of students in most districts and only a couple hundred works of art can be displayed for YAM so what the community sees is only a small sampling of the extraordinary talent within the walls of our schools. We are lucky to work in a community that understands the

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