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. 63, No. 1, January

7 SEVEN PRINCIPLES for Visual Culture Education
The formal elements and principles of art are well known to art educators. Sometimes there are said to be seven of each (Gude, 2004). They were devised as pedagogic tools at the beginning of the 20th century and were used to help understand the modernist,...
Creating History, Telling Stories, and Making Special: Portfolios, Scrapbooks, and Sketchbooks
All human communications are a form of storytelling about some aspect of the world. They are shaped by human personality and grounded in their historical contexts (Fisher, 1987). Communications scholar Walter Fisher defines storytelling, or narration,...
Creating Zines in Preservice Art Teacher Education
J^^ reservice art teachers often reflect about their classroom observations and art teaching expe§ J riences through papers, joumaling, and blogging. Zines, or "Do It Yourself" (DIY)' magazines ^^ offer preservice teachers a unique and unconventional...
Expressing Lesbian and Queer Identities in the Works of Three Contemporary Artists of New Mexico
Recommended for Grades 10-12Three artists from New Mexico who identify as lesbian or queer create work that is informed by their life experiences. Their works show no literal explanations but depict symbolic resolutions. Who they are and what they have...
NEW MEDIA Art Education
Today we are in the middle of a new media revolution - a shift of all of our culture to computer-mediated forms of production, distribution and communication.-Lev Manovich (2008)I write this editorial from Brazil where I have been on sabbatical for a...
PODCASTING POSSIBILITIES for Art Education
Technological developments influence the way artists create works of art. Newer technologies associated with the Web, called Web 2.0, are changing and affecting the work of contemporary artists. One form of Web 2.0 is the development of podcasts, which...
Preparing Art Teachers to Teach in a New Digital Landscape
When the World Wide Web first went mainstream in the mid-1990s, people saw it primarily as a place to store and surf for information. Slow dial-up connections took forever to connect and once you finally got online, downloading files seemed to take an...
Web-Based Student Art Galleries
Exhibition is an important part of the artistic process for students as well as professional artists (Burton, 2006), but finding enough good places to exhibit can be as difficult for student artists as for adult artists. Venues that are accessible, display...