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. 53, No. 6, November

A River Runs through It: Art Education and a River Environment
The outdoor environment is a rich and colorful visual resource for art instruction and affords opportunities for encouraging environmental awareness. A funded art education project focusing on the San Joaquin River in Central California is described...
Beyond the Egg Carton Alligator: To Recycle Is to Recall and Restore
Then I was an elementary art teacher back in the 1970s, I saved everything. In my two-bedroom apartment, one room was designated for "art teaching materials." It became a storage room packed with scrap paper, yarn, tubes, cardboard, wood scraps, bottles,...
Christmas and Easter Art Programs in Elementary School
It is a shame that teachers avoid dealing with the beliefs inherent with religious imagery since for a full millennium the history of the art form many other world regions has dealt predominantly with religion. Avoiding religious imagery in the classroom...
Drawing on Semiotics: Inscribing a Place between Formalism and Contextualism
In their award-winning article, "A Role for Aesthetics in Centering the K-12 Art Curriculum," Anderson and McRorie (1997) posit that essentially one of two aesthetic theories tends to inform art educators' thinking about teaching, learning, and curriculum...
Embedding Life Issues in Cultural Narratives for the Third Millennium
Almost daily one can read and hear the commentary of various pundits as they describe the breach of minimal civility found in contemporary music, film, and Sports. Increasingly, the popular culture directed towards teens and pre-teens is mentioned as...
Enlarging the Frame
This issue of the journal marks the completion of my tenure as Editor ofArt Education. It has been an enjoyable and enlightening two years that I have served in this capacity. I trust that during my editorship there have been ideas within the pages of...
Imagery as Ethical Inquiry
During 1998, the contemplation of ethical issues consumed the American public. Deliberating a president's right to privacy versus the country's right to know what transpires in the White House fueled months of heated, often scurrilous, debate. Compared...
The Evolution of American Landscape through the Lens of Technology
For grades 4-8 These four artworks tell a story of American landscape painting and how it has been driven by the force of technological change. Over the last 150 years, industrialization and technology has had an overwhelming impact on our landscape...