March is Youth Art Month: The ARTS Make History Come Alive!

Artist: Tejaswi Achanta, age 14, Eighth Grade, Westfield Middle School,
Bloomingdale District 13, Bloomingdale, IL
"The arts and humanities teach us who we are and what we can be. They lie at the very core of the culture of which we're a part." --

Ronald Reagan, 40th U.S. President, Illinois native, 1911-2004

The Illinois State Board of Education is promoting March as "Youth Art Month" with the theme "the ARTS Make History Come Alive" to coincide with the Illinois bicentennial 1818-2018. This year's poster contest winners will be recognized at the 70th Annual Illinois Art Education Association Fall Conference November 10th in Bloomington-Normal. All of the winning artwork can be seen by clicking here.

Some Lessons the Arts Teach:
1. The arts teach children to make GOOD JUDGMENTS about qualitative relationships.
2. That problems can have MORE than ONE solution;
3. Complex forms of problem solving; and
4. Small Differences can have Large Effects.

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