School Arts

School Arts Magazine is an art and craft teaching magazine, used by art, craft and classroom teachers from elementary age to college. It was founded in 1901 and is published nine times a year by Davis Publications Inc.Subjects include education. The editor is Nancy Walkup.

Articles from Vol. 92, No. 4, December

A Cool Combination: Art and Social Studies
Social studies, in most cases, is reading out of a book, doing homework and taking tests. Kids need something more - something enjoyable and educational at the same time. With Keystone, a student can learn and have fun at the same time. Keystone is...
A Digital Sleight of Hand
People are fascinated with special effects. The popularity of Terminator 2, Batman and this summer's Death Becomes Her confirms they are an important part of the entertainment industry, not only in film, but in television, games, music videos and commercials....
Art and Identity: Elizabeth Catlett
Style and Imagery Many artists speak eloquently about who they are and where they come from in the images they create, and in the styles and media they choose to convey their artistic ideas. A work of art can reveal an artist's sense of identity...
Dream-Makers V: Time Traveling
The folks at Binney & Smith Inc. who produce Crayola products for our products for our nation's children, have done it again - they've published the fifth edition of one of the most popular and effective curricular support programs in the fields...
Earth's Children: The Global Green Cross International Children's Environmental Art Exhibition
Global Green Cross was formed in 1990 as a means to reach the general public worldwide, with information about the environment and the role we all share as caretakers of the Earth. In keeping with its mission "to bring about environmental awareness...
Going Vibrant with Endangered Species
There is a growing trend in our elementary schools in which art reflects current issues. meaningful art is a reflection of the times. I've noticed that my students' projects are often current visual responses to what is happening in our world today....
Going Wild for Endangered Animals
In a time when newspaper headlines speak of world hunger, drug abuse and tropical rain forest depletion, is it enough for art education to teach only the elements and principles of design? I have found that some of my most successful and stimulating...
Habitat: Ecology
Green is more than the complement of red. It also symbolizes a concern for this planet that we call home - Earth. Connections between ecology and art are not readily apparent. Biology, geography, economics and politics are more easily identified with...
John James Audubon's Carolina Parrot
Are you bird watcher? Have you seen a beautiful bird with colorful feathers in your yard? Have you watched as it sails quitely through the air out of sight? Have you watched a flock of birds follow their leader in perfect formation? Where do these...
Making a Silk Purse out of a Sow's Ear
Cardboard cores into pop-up puppets, wallpaper samples into masks, miscellaneous household discards into a giant skeleton - these and other classroom art projects have been created by children from discarded yarn cores, imperfectly molded plastic products...
Preserving the Rain Forest ... in Clay
One of today's most serious environmental concerns is the destruction of the tropical rain forest. This marvelous ecosystem is being destroyed at the rate of fifty acres per minute. Not only is this producing dramatic changes in world climate, it is...
Save Our Planet: Recycle!
Art is like the environment - its vulnerability and beauty are at times abused and misunderstood. Through teaching art, we are able to give students the opportunity to see the world differently - to understand it, and most importantly, to give them...
Trashgnashers: An Integrated Art Lesson for Kindergarten
We began our kindergarten art lesson with the children gathering around the globe, the beautiful blues, greens, yellows and browns of the earth inspiring lots of questions and stories. We has sign: "The Earth, our planet." We discussed the sign's words...