Youth Art Month is a celebration of the visual arts! The 2021/2022 theme is “Art Connects Us”.
Youth Art Month exists to:
- Recognize art education as a viable factor in the total education curriculum that develops citizens of a global society.
- Recognize art is a necessity for the full development of better quality of life for all.
- Direct attention to the value of art education for divergent and critical thinking.
- Expand art programs in schools and stimulate new art programs.
- Encourage commitment to the arts by students, community organizations, and individuals everywhere.
- Provide additional opportunities for individuals of all ages to participate in creative art learning.
- Increase community, business and governmental support for art education.
- Increase community understanding and interest in art and art education through involvement in art exhibits, workshops, and other creative ventures.
- Reflect and demonstrate the goals of the National Art Education Association that work toward the improvement of art education at all levels.
Arts Attack is celebrating YAM by featuring one of our graduating Arts Attack Students. Katie is a senior and has been an artist since she was a young girl. Katie was an Arts Attack Student from Kindergarten through 5th grade, her solid art education provided the catalyst to grow and develop her own style. She loves watercolor, sketching, painting with acrylics and sculpture. Katie plans to attend UC Davis in the fall and will study animal science and management but she plans to always keep practicing art.
To learn more about Youth Art Month or how to get involved in your state, visit https://councilforarteducation.org/youth-art-month/