Friday, March 9, 2012

Youth Art Month

It's March and with it comes Youth Art Month. Established to promote art education for young people, this month at the library is lots of fun!

There's a feast for the eyes all month in our large display cases with artwork of all kinds from local area young people. From sculpture to painting, you'll be impressed. How many of these artists do you know!? Or are you one of them ... ?

In youth services we have pulled some interesting, informational, and visual books to help you create your own masterpieces. Want to try your hand at drawing? Looking for a fun arts and crafts project for one of these blustery rainy days? What does art look like around the world? We've got answers!

And we have links to two blogs to share. Chock full of inspiration and direction for those adults wanting to help young people get creative, Art Lessons for Kids by Ms. Ale is a great blog to follow and peruse as is Art Projects for Kids by Kathy Barbro. 

To learn more about Youth Art Month (YAM) in Indiana specifically, visit the Indiana Youth Art Month website. You'll find a bit of background information and the 2012 winners. For info and ways to get involved with YAM in general visit here.

Then there's global youth art! For a fun visual treat, check out the Global Children's Art Gallery to see what other young people are creating around the world or to submit some artwork of your own!

Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy new creative expressions and expand your appreciation and support of artistic endeavor.

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