These are the two student works that I selected to be displayed in the YAM exhibit, one from each school.
My YAM bulletin board at school. I may have gone a little overboard but the students think it looks cool! It has photos of student work, the winning entry from my YAM contest, and some advocacy materials.
|I had fun blowing paint around!|
|My YAM Writing Contest Winner|
I made cards with student artwork on them to send to my principals, the other art teachers, the superintendent, the board of education members, and pretty much everybody at the district office. The inside says "Happy Youth Art Month! Thank you for supporting Art Education. Please enjoy the artwork by _________. Sincerely, Katie Morris and Pauline Central and South students." I also put in a lesson description to show them what we teach, that it's more than making something "pretty." Here are some of the cards:
The Kansas YAM Exhibit was today. We had a great turnout! Lots of students and families showed up, even a state senator talked about the importance of Art Education. You may or may not have heard that we are in danger of losing the Kansas Arts Commission... hoping that doesn't happen! http://imaginekansaswithoutart.blogspot.com/
|Sargent Art partnered with us this year and one student, a parent, and her Art teacher won a trip to New York!|
|It's a Mr.YAM head, get it?|