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‚Äôs 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

Linda Kieling, MEd
Art Educator, Clackamas High School,
Clackamas, Oregon

Linda Kieling is a veteran visual art educator, teaching students at the K-Graduate level over the course of 28 years. As an active leader, she has served NAEA as Middle Level Division Director, a member of the Professional Learning through Research working group, and on the Professional Materials Committee. Linda serves on the National Art Education Foundation Board of Trustees and is the incoming president of the Council for Art Education. Active in the Oregon Art Education Association, she has served as Middle Level Representative, Youth Art Month Chair, and is currently President-Elect. She has been recognized on many levels for her work, including receiving the NAEA Middle Level Art Educator Award of the Year and NAEA Distinguished Service Within the Profession Award. Linda is a published author and exhibiting artist.

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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