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. 7, March

Architecture Is Elementary
Renowned architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe had a sometimes stem and uncompromising way of viewing learning. When a student asked for his opinion on self-expression, he responded by telling the young woman to write her name on a piece of paper. After...
Art as Communication
The role that communication plays in art and art education is often more cause for argument than agreement. Last month, we celebrated expression as a primary purpose for artmaking, a view that wins support from most art educators. Acknowledging the...
Art in Time: Exploring the Art of Ancient Egypt
One of the advantages of teaching art in an elementary magnet school in our system is the opportunity to design and teach in-depth units of instruction to elementary children. Students are allowed to choose elective classes that meet twice a week for...
In Our Wildest Dreams
Frequently, my art students compete for scholarships, and although many of them are talented beyond my expectations, they seem unable to compete with students on a national level. I thought if I could find some way to strengthen their abilities and...
Lead Books, Glass and Metaphor: Anselm Kiefer's 'Breaking of the Vessels.' (Sculpture)
Looking Carefully Broken glass on the floor immediately draws one's attention to the seventeen-foot high, bookcase-like sculpture titled Breaking of the Vessels. The strong, steel framework is full of forty-one slightly disheveled, folio-sized...
Monotype and the Art of Surprise
In many art forms, the finished work emerges only after going through many stages. Studies of master paintings show that many of the greatest take their final form only after traveling a great distance from the first sketch. It is difficult, however,...
Postage Stamp Design
Although the first postage stamp of the Dominion featured an industrious beaver courtesy of Sir Sandford Fleming, the vast majority of early Canadian postage stamps featured portraits of the reigning monarch and the royal family. Much of the design...
Poster Contests: In the Students' Best Interest?
In the Students' Best Interest? Each year, numerous corporations, government agencies, private non-profit groups and international organizations sponsor unsupervised poster contests in which tens of thousands of American youths, from kindergarten...
Shapes & Letters
Can you remember some of the first things you ever learned? You learned to hold a spoon and feed yourself. After falling down many times, you learned to get back up. You learned the names of colors. Then, when you were ready, you learned the ABCs -...
The Challenge of Computers in Art
Art programs in schools, colleges and universities are now using computers on a regular basis. Art programs must keep in touch with the latest in technology to prepare their students for the professional world. Today, professional artists and designers...