My AP Drawing students have created some special displays for Youth Art Month. This giant sharpie and brightly colored YAM logo can be found in the G-Wing. You can't help but smile and look when you walk by. Keep your eye our for more displays!
What is YAM? YAM stands for Youth Art Month.
Youth Art Month is an annual observance each March to emphasize the value of art education for all children and to encourage support for quality school art programs. YAM was created in 1961 by ACMI, a nonprofit association of art and craft materials manufacturers, in cooperation with the National Art Education Association.
Each year at Piscataway High School the art teachers work together to create a different YAM activity that students can participate in. We have had many different themes and created large scale projects in the past. Art students have participated over the years look forward to this each year. What are we doing this year? Hint-take a look at the picture above and check back in two weeks to see where these mini easels end up traveling too. It's going to be awesome!
Youth Art Month (YAM for short) is just two weeks away. Each year the art teachers at our school work together to create a department wide (sometimes school wide) art activity. Here is a sneak peek of "Art Radiates". This is our 2017 YAM activity that will be turned into a special display that will be exhibited throughout the month of March. Check back soon to see the finished results.
Congratulation to, Drawing & Painting II student, Emma ! Emma’s design for the 2017 Art Educators of New Jersey Youth Art Month Design Competition was chosen as one of the six winning entries. The Art Educators of New Jersey join other state art organizations to participate in the YAM Design Competition each year to highlight importance of art in our school and community. Emma’s artwork will be featured on a billboard in NJ and will be displayed at the NJ State YAM Reception in Trenton in March, where she will receive an award.
Today some of my Drawing & Painting I students started on the the Youth Art Month Puzzle Collaborative. Drawing on previous experiences in our art journal students could choose to alter their puzzle piece, using collage, markers, stencils, paint or colored pencil. Can't wait to see how they all fit together.
Next week is March already and March is Youth Art Month. Each year we do a large YAM activity and try to get as many students involved as possible. This year due to scheduling challenges we had to mix it up a bit. Students artwork will be displayed each day on the announcements and the digital media boards throughout the school. Each day the artwork will change to feature artists from all of our different art courses. In my class, I will also be doing a fun YAM project with them next week to create a large collaborative mixed media project. But you will just have to wait to see....Hint-take a peek at the image below.
"The arts celebrate multiple perspectives. One of their large lessons is that there are many ways to see and interpret the world."
Mrs. Dorothy Amme
Visual Arts Teacher
Piscataway High School