Studies in Art Education

Studies in Art Education is a journal of research in visual art education. Since it was founded in 1959, it is printed quarterly. The journal is published by the National Art Education Association.Subjects for Studies in Art Education include art and art history and education.

Articles from Vol. 50, No. 4, Summer

Are We Asking the Wrong Questions in Arts-Based Research?
Arts-based researchers distinguish themselves from other qualitative researchers on the grounds that they use artistic processes and practices in their inquiries and in the communication of their research outcomes. Like artists, they operate out of a...
Beyond Aesthetics: Returning Force and Truth to Art and Its Education
This essay argues for a fundamental change in the direction of art, its education and research that draws on Alain Badiou's notion of inaesthetics and negative affirmation as well as Deleuze's reorientation of aesthetics. I draw on the inspiration of...
Creative Intelligence, Creative Practice: Lowenfeld Redux
Volume 1, No. 2, of Studies in Art Education, appearing in spring 1960, included an article by Viktor Lowenfeld titled "Creative Intelligence." Here, he highlighted his belief in the importance of creative intelligence to human functioning, linking it...
Editorial
The School of the Art Institute of ChicagoThere was a time when I felt that those who were 50 years old were "very old." A span of 50 years seemed so long. From today's perspective, it is but an "instant". Reflecting upon 50 years since Studies in Art...
Forget This Article: On Scholarly Oblivion, Institutional Amnesia, and Erasure of Research History
Eternal return is a condition that characterizes the world of art education and its scholarship, though it seems that the phenomenon goes largely unnoticed by many writing in the field today. The failure to name our work as part of an existing family...
Introduction to 50(4)
This issue of Studies in Art Education commemorates 50 years of publication. The inaugural issue of Studies in Art Education was published in fall 1959. This first issue included essays by Irving Kaufman, Edmund B. Feldman, Kenneth R. Beittel, Vincent...
Mel Alexenberg's Educating Artists for the Future
Mel Alexenberg's Educating Artists for the Future Mel Alexenberg (Ed.). (2008). Educating Artists for the Future: Learning at the Intersections of Art, Science, Technology and Culture. Bristol, UK: Intellect Books/ Chicago: University of Chicago Press....
Reconceptualizing the Role of Creativity in Art Education Theory and Practice
Reconceptualizing contemporary notions about creativity in visual arts education should be an important issue in art education today. Currently, creativity may not be a primary focus at National Art Education Association conferences or in its publications....
Response to Tavin's "The Magical Quality of Aesthetics"
In this commentary, I argue that Kevin Tavin's (2008) use of Lacan's objet a in his Studies in Art Education commentary "The Magical Quality of Aesthetics" is not a helpful analogy or solution for art education's search for the role of aesthetics. I...
W. Reid Hastie: A Visionary for Research in Art Education
W. Reid Hastie, the fifth president (1957-1959) of the National Art Education Association, promoted the need for a scholarly venue devoted entirely to issues and research in art education and a place where related research results could be presented...