North High School student, Autumn Legaspi’s Youth Art Month (YAM) design was one of 16 designs chosen for the 2014 Wisconsin Art Education Association’s Wisconsin Youth Art Month Flag. There were 327 designs submitted from K-12 grade students across the state. She will be recognized on Friday, April 4th at the State Capitol in Madison. Her design will be printed on a 5 foot x 3 foot flag that will be displayed in San Diego, CA during the National Art Education Association Conference.
Youth Art Month (YAM) is an annual observance each March to emphasize the value of art and art education for all children and to encourage public support for quality school art projects. Established in 1961, YAM provides a forum for acknowledging skills that are not possible in other subjects. The Council for Art Education (CFAE), a sponsor of Youth Art Month, adopted the national theme, "Start With Art, Learn for Life." Art Education develops self-esteem, appreciation of the work of others, self-expression, cooperation with others, and critical thinking skills. All of these skills are vital to the success of our future leaders - our children.