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. 54, No. 3, May

Aesthetic Codes in Early Childhood Classrooms: What Art Educators Can Learn from Reggio Emilia
The visitor to any institution for young children tends to size up the messages that the space gives about the quality of care and about the educational choices that form the basis of the program. (Lella Gandini, North American"liaison for the Reggio...
Arts-Based School Reform: A Whole School Studies One Painting
What happens when a whole school decides to study one painting? One elementary school decided to find out. The idea resulted from a grant-based whole-school reform initiative that called for placing art at the core of the curriculum (Transforming Education...
Looking at Art with Toddlers
Art in the lives of toddlers is often thought of as first experiences with drawing, painting, and clay. Tactile experiences, such as moving hands through large tubs of rice or bird seed, or play wth' multi-colored shaving cream, are also thought of as...
Manifestations of America from Two Museum Collections
Interested in reforming schools through the implementation of a comprehensive arts education, Transforming Education through the Arts Challenge (TEAC) provides support and encouragement for educators to partner with community arts organizations. The...
Multiple Intelligences at the Middle Level: Models for Learning in Art and across the Disciplines
Adolescence is, on many counts, a time of crisis both inwardly and outwardly. Bodily changes affect coordination and self-concept, while hormonal shifts can unhinge the emotions. Intellectually, adolescents have not quite shed the magical/concrete thinking...
The Editorial Challenge
Last August I sat on the floor surrounded by accepted manuscripts. I sorted them into piles: elementary, secondary, higher education... Then I sorted them again: interdisciplinary, technology, teacher training... Again, and again. Some of the manuscripts...
The Rembrandt Teaching Project: Promoting Multiple Literacies in Teaching and Learning
RIMPRANT, NOSTRAE AETATIS MIRACULUM (Rembrandt, the miracle of our age). Inscription written after the name of Rembrandt on a document compiled in 1664 by the scholar Gabriel Bucelinus, listing the names of "the most distinguished European painters."...
The Role of Artistic Play in Problem Solving
Art teachers, as well as early childhood teachers, often encounter situations where they need to justhe use of artistic and playful experiences programs for young children. As Eisner 1990) points out, art and play, like imagination and fantasy, are not...