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Monday, March 14, 2016

Youth Art Month

Have you been to see the Youth Art Month display in Youth Services yet? We have artwork from six area schools on display until April 11.

Youth Art Month is a national event to highlight art and art education. The first Youth Art Month was held in 1961! Youth Art Month hopes to bring awareness to the fact that art is a necessity for the full development of a better life for all and to direct attention to the value of art education for divergent and critical thinking. In this month, take the opportunity to try learning something about art or try making art of your own. In Youth Services we are providing the opportunity for patrons to make a small piece of art to create a community art mosaic!

Did you know that arts education can improve math, reading, and thinking skills? A 2005 study by the Rand corporation showed that participation in arts education had the capacity to lead to stronger communities. To read more about Youth Art Month and art education, visit the art educators.org website.

Art allows kids to express ideas and emotions that they don't have the vocabulary for, as well as introduces them to a world of exploration and experimentation.

And if that's not enough motivation, making art is a fun way to spend a few hours! We have a huge collection of books on art--books about the history of art, books about making art, books on artists and styles of art. You can find all of our art books in the Juvenile Non Fiction 700 section. Stop by and check one out today!

              

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