Youth Art Month – How to create a school wide display on one bulletin board

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YAM (Youth Art Month) is just around the corner and for those of us in Massachusetts or New Hampshire, it’s going to come even quicker due to February vacation!

Each year my district participates in a YAM exhibition outside of our schools.  Last year I decided to take the celebration back into the building, but I didn’t have the space or time to put up a school wide art show….so I decided to create a collaborative bulletin board display.

Youth Art Month Collaborative Display

Youth Art Month Collaborative Display

Check out below for specific details as to how I created the display. Continue reading

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Celebrating Youth Art Month

Youth Art Month Collaborative Display
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This year, the youth art month celebration that I usually participate in was moved from Worcester to Boston.  It also became a state wide exhibit, instead of just central Massachusetts.

Inspired by this change, I decided to brainstorm some ways to celebrate at school.  I didn’t want to take on a school wide show, this year though, so I had to figure out small ways to celebrate at school.

I decided to have each of my almost 500 students finish the sentence ‘Art is important to me because….” on either a blue or yellow piece of paper.  These pieces were put together on the bulletin board to spell ‘Celebrate YAM’.

Check out the bulletin board below, and the details of some of the things they wrote.  I was so impressed with the thoughtful ideas they came up with.

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