Get Creative with Youth Art Month!


Get Creative with Youth Art Month!
Tuesday, March 14 | 7-8 pm ET
FREE for NAEA Members; $49 for non-members

Get the inside scoop on how to get started with Youth Art Month (YAM) participation, or how to take your YAM involvement and exposure to the next level!

The Council for Art Education directs YAM nationally—advocating for visual arts education for all children and encouraging funding for quality school visual arts programs. During Youth Art Month, students participate in activities and art exhibits taking place in schools, libraries, art galleries, museums, shopping malls, legislative venues, and beyond!  

Kris Bakke

NASCO, Council for Art Education, Artist-in-Training

Kris has been working in Art Education with Nasco for the past 13 years. It was her experience with art educators and Nasco’s participation in the Wisconsin Youth Art Month Ceremony that convinced her to join the board for Council for Art Education, the nonprofit organization responsible for YAM. She was President of the Board and served as Past President for two years. Kris is an artist-in-training constantly learning from the art educators she serves. Kris has seen firsthand the importance of the arts and is proud to be an advocate to make sure every student has an opportunity to have art in school. Kris is a member of the National Art Education Association and is proud to serve the art education market. 

Linda Kieling

Visual Art Educator

Linda Kieling is a Visual Art Educator in Oregon and has been teaching for 26 years. She attributes her leadership opportunities at the local, state, regional and national levels to her involvement in the YAM advocacy program. Linda has received multiple awards from the Council for Art Education (CFAE) for her efforts both in Tennessee and Oregon. She spearheaded the creation of the YAM Museum and now serves on the CFAE Board of Directors. Linda was asked to serve as one of 4 regional representatives on NAEA’s Advocacy Advisory Committee, was selected as national Middle Level Art Educator, recognized for Distinguished Service Within the Profession and elected National Middle Level Division Director. Linda is also an exhibiting artist and published author.

Upon completion of an NAEA webinar, you may earn 1 hour of professional development credit as designated by NAEA. Once the webinar is completed, you may view/print a Certification of Participation under the "Content" tab. You may also print a transcript of all webinars attended under the "Dashboard" link in the right sidebar section of the page.

Clock hours provided upon completion of any NAEA professional learning institute are granted for participation in an organized professional learning experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction and qualified instruction, and can be used toward continuing education credit in most states. It is the responsibility of the participant to verify acceptance by professional governing authorities in their area.

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