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. 95, No. 4, December

Ceramic Flasks
As a middle school art teacher, I like to plan projects that relate to historical or cultural components and motivate my students to high standards. One such lesson is our ceramic flask project. I begin with a short discussion on the Mimbres culture...
Head over Heels
Throwing pottery on the wheel can be frustrating for students who lack patience and even for those who have a higher level of tolerance for this skill. Since I had assigned a wheel-thrown project I thought it would be a great time to show my students...
Metaphor & Myth
What name could describe a beast that has a crab's claws, a pig's tail, an elephant's head, a cat's body and a chicken's wings? Why, it's a "crabapigaphant catbird," of course, which comes from the "Seafarmungle Valley" (sea, farm, jungle, valley). ...
More Time Pays Off
The length of art classes and the frequency with which they meet are crucial factors in how much students learn and retain. When classes meet more frequently and last longer, students have the time and incentive to complete projects. This type of environment...
New Vision Vessels
As a ceramic artist, I have been using a Macintosh computer for about the past four years. I have to admit that, at first, I believed that once I learned to use it, a vast new vision would be revealed to me. Well, that has not happened. But, what has...
Pueblo Pottery
The tradition of pottery making lives on today in the Four Corners region of the American Southwest. The Pueblos, and their ancestors, the Anasazi, were, and still are, accomplished potters. This project grew out of my desire to help my students understand...
Rosa Bonheur
Living and working during a time when opportunities for women to succeed on equal terms as men were very limited, Rosa Bonheur achieved a level of success seen by few artists of her century. Despite the recognitions awarded to her during her lifetime,...
The Clay Connection
Thousands of students have pinched, rolled, coiled and thrown pots in Tim Ludwig's pottery classes at Spruce Creek High School. Most of them undergo a change during the eighteen-week semester sessions. A few become potters for life; others never touch...
The Greenwich Village Murals
The assignment was a challenging one awarded to me by the New York State Metropolitan Transit Authority's Arts for Transit project. I was to work with children and create a series of murals depicting the history of Greenwich Village. The murals were...
The Many Faces of Critique
If there is such a thing as a typical art critique, it probably would be recognized as an event in which student artworks from a specific class assignment or time frame are on view while the students who produced the work and the instructor talk about...