March is Youth Art Month, and is a time when educators across the nation promote the visual arts and art education in our country.
Congratulations to the following Ralph M.T. Johnson School students, Brianna Russo, Tyler Lombardi, Virginia Steen, Melanie Villaviciencio, and Perri Englund, who have each had an outstanding work of art selected to be a part of the 2014 Connecticut Art Educator’s Association Youth Art Celebration.
The CAEA Youth Art Celebration is a K-12 art show for all students in Connecticut. Their work will be on display at the West Woods Upper Elementary School in Farmington CT from March 3- March 21, 2014. The show reception is Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 1 – 3 p.m.
Congratulations to 5th Grader, Lauren Pruner, whose Fire Prevention Poster entry has been honored as a Fairfield County winner!! Her poster will be in the 2015 Fire Prevention Calendar, and she has also won a $200 savings bond.
Lauren, her teacher, and family are invited to the Award Presentation Luncheon on Wednesday March 27, in Cromwell. At the conclusion of the luncheon the State Poster Winner will be announced. Congratulations and good luck, Lauren!!
Johnson School students will once again have the opportunity to participate in the national Doodle 4 Google contest. The theme this year is "If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place..." The grand prize winner will receive a $30,000 scholarship to the college of their choice.
For some inspiration from professional Google "Doodlers" click here. Time to get doodling!!
For more information about this contest opportunity, click here.
There are two contests going on right now that Johnson School students are being introduced to and encouraged to participate in, the Regional Recycle Poster Contest and the National Doodle 4 Google Contest. Both are great opportunities for students to inspire others, help their community, and develop their own creative skills. Click on the links above for more information, and as always, feel free to contact me. Good luck to all!!
I have been teaching art at Ralph M.T. Johnson School since 2001. I hope to encourage my students to use their creative experiences and become innovative explorers.