Imagination Encircles The World

VATA’s 2015-2016  Youth Art Month Theme

YAM 2015

1. Recognize art education as a viable factor in the total education curricular

that develops citizens of a global society.

2. Recognize art is a necessity for the full development of better quality

of life for all.

3. Direct attention to the value of art education for divergent and critical thinking.

4. Expand art programs in schools and stimulate new art programs.

5. Encourage commitment to the arts by students, community organizations,

and individuals everywhere.

6. Provide additional opportunities for individuals of all ages to participate

in creative art learning.

7. Increase community, business and governmental support for art education.

8. Increase community understanding and interest in art and art education

through involvement in art exhibits, workshops, and other creative ventures.

9. Reflect and demonstrate the goals of the National Art Education

Association that work toward the improvement of art education at all levels.

Circle Painting

                      with Hiep Nuygen

The founder of Circle Painting a mindful approach that encourages people to Connect, Create and Celebrate with Color will lead a training for educators and Community Festival in Randolph.

Friday Jan 22nd  Educator Training 9-3 pm

Chandler Gallery, Randolph

Paint with Hiep and Learn how to sponsor a Community Circle Painting  Event in Your area for Youth Art Month (YAM)

This professional development event is Free with VATA/NAEA membership and $100 for non members. Spaces  are limited. E-mail rebbiecarleton to register

Saturday Jan 23 and Sunday Jan 24th

Imagination Encircles The World

Free Community  Circle Painting Event at Chandler Gallery. Painting with Hiep Nuygen from 10-1pm followed by Pop up exhibit Saturday and Sunday.

2016 Circle Painting Training and Community Festivals in March

Take the training in January with Hiep Nuygen and Host a YAM Circle Painting event in your community this March


Special participation prizes for this years YAM exhibit at the State House being provided by Sargent Art

All participating schools will receive coupons for discounts and one student at each level -Elementary,Middle and High School- will receive a prize packet of supplies. These will be drawn at the Reception on March 31st.

Imagination Encircles The World

Youth Art Month Student Art Exhibit

Sponsored by VATA -Vermont Art Teachers Association

Vermont State House

March 6th -31st 2015

Reception for Artists, Families, Educators, and Legislators

Tuesday March 31st 4:30- 6pm

Set up Thursday March 5th  1-5 pm

Art Teachers can select 10-15 pieces of art from their school that loosely fits the broad theme

Imagination Encircles the World

Student work from preK- Grade 12 can be in any medium and can be 2 or 3 dimensional.

Individual or group submissions will work but adjust your number if you have large pieces. Consider how your pieces will be hung and provide us with instructions and hanging materials for unusual pieces.

We will hang as many pieces as we have room for and notify you if we do not have room for all of your student work…. This usually does not happen.

Please label each piece on the back ( artist /school info)and also provide an exhibit tag  specific for this exhibit. t

You will be able to download invitations to the reception and certificates from the VATA website to give to students who are exhibiting.

You  can use our template for a press release for your local paper. Send images too. Please save us a copy of any publicity you receive. Please mention Youth Art Month.

Work may be dropped off or mailed to one of our drop off centers so that it arrives no later than Wednesday March 4th  which is the day after town meeting. These teachers will transport your work to Montpelier on Thursday. Please include name tags and the school information form.

We hope work will be taken home at the end of the closing reception on March 31st. If you can not be there please make arrangements for some one else to take it  for you and inform us.

All legislators will receive an invitation to the  reception but a personal note from you makes it more likely they will attend.

Thank your for taking the time to submit your student work and advocating for Art Education in Vermont during Youth Art Month


Youth Art Month Coordinators

Rebbie Carleton     Dorsey Hogg

Drop Off Centers

Randolph Elementary

Rebecca Carleton

40 Ayers Brook

Randolph  05032


Albert D. Lawton Intermediate School

Tina Logan

104 Maple Street

Essex Junction, Vt. 05452

Georgia Elementary and Middle School

Dorsey Hogg

4416 Ethan Allen Parkway

St Albans VT 05478

Bakersfield Elementary School

Becky Wright

Academy Drive

Bakersfield VT 05441

Vermont College of Fine Arts

Marni Leikin

36 College St. Montpelier, VT 05602


Hardwick Elementary School

Beth LeCours

135 South Main Street, Hardwick, VT  05843

(Main Entrance at the back of the building.)

  802-472-5411 X2501