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. 90, No. 4, December

Adapting Art Education for Exceptional Children
A current theory in art education calls for the teaching of studio art in concert with the disciplines of art history, criticism and aesthetics. Each of these areas can have an enriching effect upon a child's learning experience and artistic development....
A Gift to the Future
"Imagine a group of kids with drawing boards and boxes of pastels going into local neighborhoods with their teacher on early Sunday mornings in the spring and fall. Imagine the determined and frustrated looks on their faces as they struggle with the...
Art and the Drop-Out Student
"Dear Nobody:" wrote a twelve-year-old boy in a log he was asked to write. How do our students see themselves? A recent study in California concluded that lack of self-esteem is one of the major factors in school failures. Many remedies were suggested,...
Art History, Criticism and the TMR Art Experience
When first confronted with the idea of incorporating art history and criticism activities in the Trainable Mentally Retarded (TMR) art experience, many responded with surprise and disbelief. Criticism? Response? With TMR's? You are kidding? No, it is...
Designing Kites
As an art student of the International Baccalaureate program of Lincoln Park High School, I was required to do a project over the year to display my artistic talent. In order to do this, I had to devise a theme for the project. My teacher, Mr. Vargas,...
Handball - Ben Shahn
Do you like to play games with your friends? What games do you play? What is your favorite game to play with your friends? Where do you play? How many people usually play? What do you wear when you play? What things do you need to play the game? ...
High School Art Honors: Excitement, Challenge and Shared Joy!
For the past three years, I have taught the Honors Program in Art at my high school using the curriculum of the International Baccalaureate Program. The honors students have a zeal for doing and a self-determination that becomes the highlight of the...
New Media, New Messages
Bit by bit, and byte by byte, computers are becoming a friendlier workplace for artists. In recent years artists have begun to explore computers as a new medium giving way to new forms. The question remains, however: Do computers belong in the artroom?...
Public Relations = Public Awareness
For the arts, maintaining high visibility means promoting a positive image through a successful public relations program. When something good or exciting is happening in the art program, the community should definitely know about it. There is no substitute...
Think Smart! Develop Art Education Support in Your Community
Think Smart! Save Music and the Arts! This is what a group of concerned parents are proclaiming in Flagstaff, Arizona due to a recent budget cut of 50% in the elementary art program and elimination of high school theatre productions. However, even...
Tim Rollins + K.O.S
Looking Carefully Amerika IV (see centerspread) looks like a tangle of gold-colored shapes on top of some writing. The writing comes from a book. The shapes seem to be musical instruments. What does it all mean? There is something important...
Walking the Line
The typical student in the private school where I work has already failed in the public school system for one reason or another. Their problems range from learning disabilities to juvenile delinquency and many come from dysfunctional families. Art is...
Yani's Monkeys: Lessons in Form and Freedom
Wang Yani is an amazingly gifted Chinese child prodigy. You may have seen her on national news, or perhaps her painting of two cats on the cover of Smithsonian Magazine in September, 1989. She is now fourteen and has been painting since she was two and...