VATA sponsors activities as part of the nationwide celebration of Youth Art Month or YAM every year. We have sponsored exhibits, contests, teacher workshops, a display at the National YAM exhibit at the NAEA convention and an opportunity for students to design a Vermont 2018 YAM flag.
This year we will have an exhibit at The Vermont State House from March 7-30 that is open to all students in Vermont. The theme for this year is Linked In and is designed to be as open ended as possible as it builds on our Fall Conference - Gear Up For Art - that focuses on Design Thinking and STEAM. Art can be a link to culture and self expression as well and if that is the focus of your classroom we would be delighted to exhibit that as well in this exhibit that advocates for the Arts In Education.
We hope to offer teacher workshops, other exhibit possibilities and possibly a webinar as part of our YAM activities. If you have ideas or want to make an impact on how art education is perceived in Vermont consider joining VATA’s YAM committee.