Art Education

Published bimonthly, Art Education deals with issues of professional interest to art educators. Each issue of Art Education focuses on a single theme or topic, with in-depth features, art, and reviews.

Articles from Vol. 55, No. 5, September

Art Criticism: Modifying the Formalist Approach
Art criticism is an exciting and empowering discipline of art. When atudents critique artworks they gain the tools needed to meaningfully discuss art with others. The formalist model of art criticism, introduced by Feldman (1967), is a favorite among...
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Dressing Up: Clothing as a Visible Expression of Identity
INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES For students grades 3-6 "Vain trifles as they may seem, clothes have, they say, more important offices than merely to keep us warm. They change our view of the world and the world's view of us... " -Virginia Woolf, Orlando Goals...
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Five Ways to Improve the Teaching and Understanding of Art in the Schools
Recommendations on how to improve the teaching and understanding of art in the schools have ranged from focusing on the creative and mental health of students (Lowenfeld, 1957) to Discipline-Based Art Education (DBAE) arkan, 1966; Eisner, 1990), and...
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Learning about Community Art Behaviors
During the past half century, art teachers have traditionally emphasized personal art expression and fine art models in their teaching. Recently, a few art educators (Bolin, 2000; Bolin, Blandy & Congdon, 2000) have focused attention on the value...
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Letter to the Editor
Do not,follow the path. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. anonymous Dear Pat, I went where there was no path, and I left a trail, but as far as visual culture and VCAE are concerned, everyone else who is writing about some relationship...
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More Than Just a Field Trip.Making Relevant Curricular Connections through Museum Experiences
Effective museum and school partnerships utilize interdisciplinary approaches that can provide rich experiences for students when studying collections of art. In today's rapidly changing society, the educational goals of museums must address authentic...
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Project Learning: Exploration, Discussion, and Discovery
Archaeology is usually considered a science dealing with dead cultures and civilizations but could become an interesting topic for students to purposefully and meaningfully engage in project learning in the arts. By giving the students a purpose for...
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Singing for Someone Else's Supper: Service Learning and Empty Bowls
It is difficult for many of us who see the overflowing trashcans in our school cafeterias to imagine that there is an overwhelming issue of hunger in the United States. Even with recession and budget cuts, the thought that there are people in this country...
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What a Difference a Year Can Make
AN EDITORIAL LET'S TAKE A MOMENT TO REMEMBER September 2001. It started like many other Septembers... The school year had begun in the United States, marked by all its usual trappings: fresh supplies, high energy, perhaps some new shoes or clothing,...
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