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. 39, No. 3, Spring

Art and Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of ARTMAKING
Bayles, D., & Orland, T. (1993). Art and Fear: Observations on the Peril (and Rewards) of ARTMAKING. Santa Barbara: Capra Press. 122 pages. (ISBN 0-88496-379-9). Reviewed by Linney Wix Albuquerque, New Mexico Art educators who wish to deepen their...
Art, Ecological Restoration, and Art Education
The authors of this paper aim to foster, among art educators and their students, an awareness of how many contemporary artists are promoting and facilitating ecological restoration. We ground the work of these artists historically and discuss their work...
Art Education and the Aesthetics of Land Use in the Age of Ecology
The pedagogy of landscape art is represented by five dominant art education metaphors: pictorial space, the system of linear perspective, the sublime landscape, the mapping impulse, and the machine. Each of these metaphors is used to illustrate the historical...
Drawing Skills and Science Concepts in Young Children: A Study of Relationships
P. Laverne Nelson, Sue S. Martin, and Vernoice G. Baldwin1 Relationships between drawing skills of young children, ages 4 to 8 years, and their ability to perform a cognitive task, materials identification, were investigated. Ninety-one children completed...
Editorial: Studies at 39
When, as a 23-year-old, I began to teach art, I thought that I knew it all. But I have been learning ever since. This issue is about maturing. In 6 months Studies in Art Education will turn 40. As I reflect upon the papers in this issue I am reminded...
Introduction and Commentary: Two Sides of an Orange: The Conduct of Research
Introduction Two Sides of an Orange: The Conduct of Research Thomas M. Brewer 1 University of Central Florida 1 Thomas M. Brewer is President, Seminar for Research in Art Education. "Two Sides of an Orange: The Conduct of Research" was presented by Ronald...
Pragmatism and Art: Tools for Change
John Howell White Kutztown University In conjunction with other pos[structuralist moves away from an objectivist world, neo)pragmatism can provide art educators with useful theoretical perspectives to guide inaterpretations of works of art, pedagogy...
The History of American Art Education: Learning about Art in American Schools
Smith, P. (1996). The History of American Art Education: Learning About Art in American schools. Westport, CT and London: Greenwood Press. 252 pages. (ISBN 0-313-29870-X). For many people, reading history is often boring, dry, or hard to follow. I always...
Why Do We Teach Art Today?
Richard Siegesmund1 Different, and sometimes conflicting, justifications have been advanced for the importance of teaching art in schools. Following the broad historical conceptual frameworks established by Efland (1990) to describe these debates, the...