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. 89, No. 5, January

1989 Scholastic Art Awards
1989 Scholastic Art Awards For more than six decades, the Scholastic Art Awards program has brought recognition to countless young artists, encouraging many to continue with their art education. Among the program's "alumni" are Richard Anuskiewcz,...
A Fresco Sampler
A Fresco Sampler It is easy for children to assume that painting methods have always been the same throughout the history of art if they are not told otherwise. Because children are accustomed to seeing painting on paper and canvas, the use of plaster...
Art from Art
Art From Art "Looks like a sculpture by Van Gogh ... but I thought that Van Gogh never did sculpture?" This could be a comment by anyone viewing the sculptured sunflowers in the adjacent illustration. But, while there is a suggestion of Van Gogh's expressive...
Georgia on Our Minds
GEORGIA On Our Minds Georgia O'Keeffe has always been one of my favorite painters. A recent national exhibit of her work renewed my interest, and when I heard that she was studied in the fourth grade social studies curriculum, Georgia was definitely...
In Your Element
In Your Element My favorite collage assignment offers a high success rate to my classes. Middle school students without exception love it. While enjoying the experience of selecting pictures, they also discover the fascinating effects that can be...
Ohio's Balancing Act
Ohio's Balancing Act For years we have believed that the purpose of art in the schools was to expose students to the experience of art expression, to the skills of making works of art. Undoubtedly, some of our students will use this experience throughout...
Print like an Egyptian
Print like an EGYPTIAN Children become excited by the prospect of printmaking. Although materials are often the primary incentive, I wanted to provide my sixth graders with an activity which also incorporated skill development and an historical subject/theme....
The Art of Collage
The art of collage Looking carefully Art often speaks to us about our past and our heritage. Particular images, forms and media used in a work of art can evoke a sense of connection to art traditions and cultures of the past. At the same time,...
The Constructed Relief
The Constructed Relief The relief is an art form that dates back to the first inscriptions by Cro-Magnon man on cave walls. Those shallow, incised animal forms portray the essence of relief carving: the play of receding and projecting shapes on a...
Through the Eyes of O'Keeffe
Through the Eyes of O'KEEFFE Flowers are routinely used as subject matter in the elementary grades. By the time students reach the sixth grade they have clearly defined ideas about flowers that have been shaped by their elementary experiences. In...