2019 is one month old! Here are some ways to liven up February as we move closer to Youth Art Month. Many high schools have a Senior Night/Spirit Week during this time, and there are some GREAT ideas here guaranteed to energize the celebrations!
Do a Stop, Drop & Draw - everyone in the school - for 15 minutes. Then have entire school (and staff) display their work!
Hold a 'So You Think You Can Draw' challenge - do this by grade level/class challenge/faculty and staff challenge.
Invite local artists to YAM openings. Make them honorary chairpersons. Line these folks up now!
If your community has an electronic billboard for community events, see if they can scan in a piece of student work to promote YAM as it approaches, or to promote one of the school-wide events listed here.
Create a famous cut-out of a work of art (ex: The Scream or Mona Lisa). Have photos taken of kids for $1, and donate proceeds to a local charity. Be sure the cut-out has the YAM logo on it! Or create a large scale cut-out of your school mascot to try this at sporting events! Better yet, bring it out into the community!
Second semester is starting! Plan now how you will be celebrating Make Art Monday and involve students in the brainstorming!