Friday, March 3, 2006

Youth Art Month

On February 8th art educators, students, families, and Georgia legislators met to celebrate Youth Art Month (YAM). YAM is a national event held every March that is designed to emphasize the importance of quality art education for all children. YAM was created in 1961 as a service to Art educators and the public.

YAM Objectives:

* Recognize Art as a NECCESSITY for the COMPLETE development of a high quality of life for all people.
* Direct attention to Art Education as an effective vehicle to teach critical thinking, communication skills, self-expression and multicultural awareness.
* Increase community, business and government support for Art Education.