Art Education

Published bimonthly, Art Education deals with issues of professional interest to art educators. Each issue of Art Education focuses on a single theme or topic, with in-depth features, art, and reviews.

Articles from Vol. 52, No. 1, January

An Artifact as History in Art Education
AN ARTIFACT AS HISTORY "The Chautauqua Industrial Art Desk" can be described as a computer without electricity. This "Desk" was a turn-of-the-century venture in instructional technology and embodies many concepts in embryonic form that now have been...
Art Criticism in Turkey: Prospects and Problems of Exploring a Tapestry
From September 1995 to June 1996, Arizona State University's International Project Division sent me to Ankara, Turkey to offer technical advice in the training of preservice art teachers. Twenty-seven consultants (9 British, 9 American, and 18 Turkish)...
Delineation through Diversity
I grew up the youngest of four children, with a sister and two brothers. As youngsters we were close in age and activities of interest. My sister was the oldest. She was, to the day, 5 years my senior. A family of four children in exactly 5 years; we...
Drawing Amish
Tell folks you are working on a thesis about children's drawings, and the response may be a dispassionate, "Oh." Tell them it has to do with the drawings of Amish children, however, and eyes light up, ears perk, and a more likely response may be, "That...
Growing Up Southern
An interdisciplinary project exploring family stories based on selected works of art by Benny Andrews The South is often called a region of storytellers. Southerners, who have long maintained a strong sense of the importance of family, have developed...
Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor, I read with concern the article by Donna E. Davilla and Susan M. Koenig, "Bringing the Reggio Concept to American Educators," in the July 1998 Art Education(vol. 51, no. 4). In this article, the authors describe a workshop on the Reggio...
Take a Walk on the Wild Side, with Fold Artist: Jack Barker
American folk art has emerged as an essential and important component of American visual and artistic heritage. This emergence has occurred along with an increased recognition of the indigenous arts of Native Americans, the art of women and ethnic minorities,...
The Return of the Body: Performance Art and Art Education
"A performanceshould be as thin as an onion skin. An audience should see through you," observed Juliette Binoche, an actress who received accolades for her role as the French-Canadian nurse in The English Patient Cerio, 1996, p. 122). If you peel an...
What Happens When We Ask, "What Is Art?"
In the debate over what is art, Goodman (1977) challenged aestheticians, critics, and others to re-think conceptions and redirect discourse using the question, "When is art?"(emphasis added). This led to new explorations of institutional contexts and...