Youth Art Month is a celebration of the visual arts

. . .

Monday, March 5th, 2018

The Council for Art Education (CFAE) is celebrating March as Youth Art Month, encouraging support for quality art programs for youth in schools and in the community.  “Building Community Through Art” is the theme of this year’s Youth Art Month, which was created in in 1961 as an event to emphasize the value to children from participating in visual art education.

The month-long celebration recognizes skills developed through visual arts experiences unlike any other curriculum subjects, including:

  • Problem solving
  • Creativity
  • Observation
  • Communication

Read More: Six benefits of creativity for kids.

Youth Art Month provides a forum for acknowledging the imagination, innovation, and creative skills that a visual arts experience can nurture. During Youth Art Month, students, teachers and communities direct attention to the value of a visual arts education that develops divergent and critical thinking, multicultural awareness, and technical, communication, and expressive skills.

On March 17th, 11:45am- 12:15pm PCA&D will host a Youth Art Exhibit featuring the work of the students in the winter youth art classes. Registration is currently being held for summer youth art classes, including sculpture, printmaking cartooning and more.  See the full list!

Connect with the region’s premier art classes

What sets PCA&D’s art program for youth apart is our classes teach art techniques, skills and processes steeped in art history for a full, lasting experience. We don’t just teach kids to make things, we teach them how to think like artists because learning (curiosity) shouldn’t end in the classroom.

Share this article with a friend