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. 62, No. 6, November

Art Education for Democratic Life
THE 2009 LOWENFELD LECTURE2009 NAEA National Convention / Minneapolis, MinnesotaMuch arts education research is devoted to articulating the development of students' modes of thinking and acting, describing the development of various aptitudes in terms...
ART TEACHERS AS LEADERS OF Authentic Art Integration
A MYRIAD OF ISSUES AFFECT PK-12 PUBLIC SCHOOL ART EDUCATORS' WORK LIVES, INCLUDING HOW AND BY WHOM ART IS TAUGHT IN SCHOOLS. Chief among these issues are budgetary shortfalls, time constraints, and general misconceptions that anyone who enjoys the visual...
Can Art Education Shape Society?
According to Olivia Gude, a deep belief in the average person's creative power lies at the root of any democratic society. As democratic citizens, we must believe that what we do affects the world around us, that what we do makes a difference. Supporting...
Identity and Duality
Through the arts, children find meaningful access to their heritage. Without such literacy, that heritage itself will molder as a skeleton in an unopened closet. The arts require a seeing eye in order to live. (Eisner, 1989, p. 19)A fairly common understanding...
Island Ecology: An Exploration of Place in the Elementary Art Curriculum
EnvironmentToday, the term environment is a kind of cultural barometer, connected to other terms such as environmentalism, environmental degradation, environmental art, environmentally friendly, and environmentalist. All of these terms can feel distant...
The Aesthetic as a Process of Dialogical Interaction: A Case of Collective Art Praxis
Within the rhetoric Of modernism, the aesthetic experience is generally conceived of as autonomous disinterested apprehension of the visual properties of form. In art education such construction of aesthetic experience underpinned curricula and formalist...
The Cultural Revolution and Contemporary Chinese Art
Recommended for Grades 6-8Using this instructional resource, teachers can explore the impact of the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) on contemporary art in mainland China with their students. The three artists Luo Zhongli (b. 1948), Xu Bing (b. 1955),...
The Significance of SELF-PORTRAITS: Making Connections through Monotype Prints in Letras Y Arte
Silk Screens OOZe bold inks, Spanish and English dialogue mingle comfortably, and computers display evolving stories. The context is Letras y Arte: Literacy and Art, a 3-week summer course at Regis University in Denver, Colorado, offering a social justice...