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The annual Youth Art Month (YAM) exhibition will be held again at the Bakersfield Art Association for the month of May.
The show is Sponsored by the California Art Education Association which recognizes the accomplishments of art education in schools K-12.
Youth Art Month has a long history beginning in 1961 when the Art & Creative Materials Institute (ACMI) created Children’s Art Month as an event to emphasize the value to children from participating in visual art education. In 1969 the celebration expanded to include secondary school students. The Children’s Art Month event officially became known as Youth Art Month.
This year the local exhibition will feature student artwork from area high schools.
Students receiving awards from the local show will advance to state judging and state winners will be recognized at the annual conference for the National Art Education Association.
LISA MAYO is the coordinating teacher for this high school art project in partnership with the Bakersfield Art Center.
Lisa is an art teacher at Highland high school as well as the department chair. Art Teacher/VAPA Department Chair Highland High School
Art Teacher/VAPA Department Chair
Highland High School
The student art show for June is student work from:
VISTA HIGH SCHOOL
(teacher Jamee Eaton )
FRONTIER HIGH SCHOOL
(teacher Melissa Apsit ).
The opening reception will be on May 6th from 10 to 4.
Collage, colored pencil, and marker
“10 years’ worth of just dust and regret. The only vibrant thing being my sleep and the light you gave me."(heavily inspired by the lyrics of the said song)
Cut paper, string and acrylic paint
Charcoal on paper
I created an impala skull. I chose an impala because the impala is quick and agile. I felt the skull would be more interesting than sculpting the impala to appear alive.
I chose to make a portrait of Arnold Schwarzeneggar. His face is distinctive and easily recognizable. I think I did a great job portraying his likeness. I used a pencil to add highlights and values.
I created a drawing of a portrait using the grid method to get exact proportions. I used a pencil to create multiple values and highlights on the face and hair. I enjoy drawing and take my me cresting my artwork.
This is my cat. The material I used is scratchboard. The fur was difficult and tedious to create. I liked how the final artwork captured my lazy cat.
I enjoy creating animal drawings and when I started designing the mixed media collage, I wasn’t sure if I would like using painted paper and magazines. The final piece really shows the colors of the animal and the surrounding space