Make prints of student artwork, frame and present to local officials. Walmart or Walgreen's make cost efficient 5x7's or 8x10's. Use this as a photo opp for YAM during our first week in March.
Ask your BOE for an endorsement of Youth Art Month now. Approach your local elected officials as well.
How about a school-wide mural project? - Use the Youth Art Month theme Your Art: Your Story. Everyone creates a panel to add. Or use the Post It Challenge. Plan colors of Post It notes to spell out school mascot or initials. (ex - Liverpool Middle School = LMS).
Have a 10x10 (or 12x12) art challenge for students and staff using any media. Install in school foyer.
In cold climates... YAM Snow Sculpture Challenge! Bundle up and brave the cold to create a temporary sculptural piece! Compete in teams or classes. In warm climates, go outside and create Andy Goldsworthy temporary installations; photograph and enlarge to display indoors.
And don't forget our bonus...
Plan ahead for Make Art Monday - which will be every Monday in March - share with us what you are doing in your classroom/school/community for the visual arts. Use the hashtag #MakeArtMonday and share on Facebook, on Twitter, or if you're in NY state, at our YAM NYS page.