YOUTH ART MONTH
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT MARCH 5 - 31, 2021
ART CONNECTS US
YOUTH ART MONTH 2021 THEME
Each year during the month of March, BlackRock celebrates Youth Art Month (YAM) by presenting exhibits featuring art by students from area schools. This year’s online exhibit features works by 56 student artists who attend elementary, middle and high schools located across Montgomery County. Participating K – 12 students, with the help of their families, submitted an image of an artwork they created during the current academic year. The wide range of subjects and media on display — including drawings, paintings, collage, photography and digital art — represents a sampling of projects being created each school day by talented students in our community who are supported by their dedicated art teachers.
The theme for YAM this year is "Art Connects Us." Sponsored by the National Art Education Association and administered by The Council for Art Education, YAM is intended to emphasize the value of art education for all children and encourage support for quality school art programs. The goal of YAM is to provide a platform to direct attention to the valuable skills developed through the visual arts curriculum that are not possible in other subjects, including creative problem solving, divergent and critical thinking, as well as technical, communication and expressive skills.
We would like to thank all of the student artists for sharing their talents and the art teachers who encouraged participation from these 23 schools:
Albert Einstein High School
Barnesville School of Arts and Science
Bradley Hills Elementary School
Cedar Grove Elementary School
Clarksburg High School
Clearspring Elementary School
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School
Gaithersburg Elementary School
Germantown Elementary School
Great Seneca Creek Elementary School
Lake Seneca Elementary School
Montgomery Knolls Elementary School
Northwood High School
Northwest High School
Ronald McNair Elementary School
S. Christa McAuliffe Elementary School
Seneca Valley High School
Sherwood High School
Snowden Farm Elementary School
Spark Matsunaga Elementary School
Stone Mill Elementary School
Thomas S. Wootton High School
Walt Whitman High School
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FEATURING EACH STUDENT ARTIST
Watch the video slideshow featuring designated awards for each artwork and recognizing all 56 student artists participating in our Youth Art Month exhibit.
Art is a place for children to learn to first trust their ideas, to trust themselves, and to explore what is possible.