President’s Message

Students today live in a highly visual world.

Technology of course plays a big role.  Think about it – everyday students interact with televisions, computers, tablets and video games. Many students engage in more than one type of technology at a time!

Each of these encounters provide an opportunity to experience visual art.

Studies show children participating in visual art education favorably impact their overall learning and future success, while learning valuable communication, problem solving, and life skills at the same time.

Unfortunately some students face

the possibility of school

without visual art education

Cutbacks in district budgets, firm curriculum standards, and overall funding shortfalls for the arts can all impact a student’s access to a visual art education.

The Council for Art Education (CFAE) advocates for K-12 students.

The CFAE Youth Art Month Program encourages a commitment to the arts from

  • Students
  • School District Administrators
  • Community Organizations
  • Individuals

Through the annual Youth Art Month celebration in March, CFAE provides a forum for acknowledging the imagination, innovation and creative skills that a visual arts experience nurtures.

Across the country, in cities large and small, students, teachers and communities direct attention to the value of a visual arts education that develops

  • Divergent and critical thinking
  • Multicultural awareness
  • Technical, communication and expressive skills

Through CFAE and the Youth Art Month program, students in elementary schools, middle schools and high schools receive additional opportunities for students to participate in creative art learning.

CFAE continually seeks to expand quality art programs in schools and stimulate new programs.

Join Us in Our Efforts!

A donation to The Council for Art Education can help to ensure that students continue to have access to art teachers and the art room for the opportunity to invent, to dream, and to creatively express their ideas.  Donations to CFAE are directed back to K-12 visual art education teachers to assist them with their advocacy efforts.

Make a donation or become a CFAE member today!

Linda Kieling, President

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