Students showcasing creative talents during Youth Art Month celebrations

This is Kezia’s painting.

Made by her. Imagined by her. Created by her.

It is her work of art.

So imagine this Elmwood Elementary School student’s pride when she visited The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, and saw her masterpiece on display for the world to see.

So much beauty is involved in Youth Art Month. Whether you are visiting The Walters Art Museum, state office buildings in Annapolis, or galleries in every corner of Baltimore County, you have the chance to see what our students have created with the tutelage of dedicated art teachers this month.

Paintings. Photographs. Digital media. Sculptures. They are everywhere.

In honor of Youth Art Month, here’s a look at some of the achievements from students and staff. For a comprehensive look at BCPS Visual Arts, we encourage you to follow coordinator Sherri Fisher on Twitter. Her posts will brighten your day.

March 1: National honor for Ridge Ruxton teacher.

We started Youth Art Month by celebrating a significant achievement for Ridge Ruxton art teacher Patricia Lane-Forster. The National Art Education Association recognized her with the 2017 NAEA, The Council for Exceptional Children, VSA Peter J. Geisser Special Needs Art Educator Award.

She traveled to New York to receive the award the first week of March.

Artwork by Lane-Forster’s students is on display in March at the Towson branch of the Baltimore County Public Library. Inspiring!

March 5: Baltimore County Arts Guild Youth Art celebration

Team BCPS was well represented at the Youth Art Month display at the Baltimore County Arts Guild. Maryland First Lady Yumi Hogan greeted artists who attended and participated in the exhibit.

Here is Sparrows Point High’s Amy Noel with the First Lady.

March 12: BCPS Student Art Show reception at The Walters

Once again this year, the gallery was packed with proud students, family members and teachers for a reception featuring student artwork from throughout the county. Here’s a quick look:

March 15: Youth Art Month celebration at Pikesville Library

We appreciate all of our partners who have given our students space to proudly display their artwork.

At the Pikesville branch of Baltimore County Public Library, Fort Garrison Elementary students had a chance to showcase their artwork.

We hope you get a chance this month to visit a local gallery featuring BCPS student artwork. We’ve been so impressed by the finished products.


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