The fifth and sixth graders at Chamisa Elementary participated in the Youth Art Month Flag Contest in December. Three of the posters were sent to the New Mexico Art Education Association and the Council for Art Education.
“The decision to choose only three was difficult as many of these students did an awesome job with their posters,” Chamisa Art Teacher Renee Mitsunaga said. “As we celebrate the work of Emma Raven, sixth grader at Chamisa, we want to also recognize all of the students. They were all winners!”
To see all of the YAM Flag Contest entries,click here.
To promote Youth Art Month, the Council for Art Education coordinates Youth Art Month activities at the national level. The primary event is the State Flag Program. Each state coordinates a flag design contest, with the winning design made into a flag for display in the YAM Museum at the National Art Education Association National Convention in March.
What is Youth Art Month?
The Council for Art Education (CFAE) administers Youth Art Month at the national level. Festivities take place annually, traditionally each March, to celebrate visual arts for grades K–12. The Youth Art Month Program emphasizes the value of art education for all children, encourages support for quality school art programs, and promotes art material safety.