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Youth Art Month: WAEA Exhibit
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Youth Art Month: WAEA Exhibit

March 1 – April 1

Studio 2, Studio 1

Opening Reception: March 8, 5-8pm

Beginning March 1st the Schack Art Center will be featuring the 2018 WAEA Youth Art Month Student Exhibit.

What is Youth Art Month?

Youth Art Month (YAM) is an annual observance each March to emphasize the value of art and art education for all children and to encourage public support for quality school art programs. The National Art Education Association, as a national sponsor through The Council for Art Education, administers the program at the national level, and Washington Art Education Association administers the program at the state level. The program provides a medium for recognizing skills developed through visual arts experiences unlike any other curriculum subjects, including Problem-solving, Creativity, Observation, and Communication. Started in 1961 by The Art & Creative Materials Institute, Inc., Youth Art Month exists to:

  1. Recognize art education as a viable factor in the total education curricular 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.

Sponsors: Washington Art Education Association, Sargent Art, Schack Art Center

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