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. 64, No. 2, March

A CURIOUS REALITY: Exploring the Paintings of Philip C. Curtis
Adaptable far grades 5-12Many of the paintings of 20th-century American artist Philip C. Curtis defy clear classification. Curtis's artworks often show dreamlike and fantastical qualities and are therefore frequently pigeonholed as Surrealistic. While...
Authentic Learning Experience Prepares Preservice Students to Teach Art to Children with Special Needs
Keifer-Boyd and Kraft's (2003) article "Inclusion Policy in Practice" inspired the creation of a new art education course as well as this article.1 In response to their claim that preservice training should provide greater exposure to experiences with...
Discoveries from a Reggio-Inspired Classroom: Meeting Developmental Needs through the Visual Arts
Educators from Reggio Emilia encourage us to see children as competent and strong (Rinaldi, 2001). They persuade educators to acknowledge the children's use of the visual arts as a "language," especially during project work. Inspired by the philosophy...
Holistic Art Education: A Transformative Approach to Teaching Art
Education in recent years has tended increasingly to narrow its focus, zeroing in on only those academic skills tested in high-stake assessments while ignoring many other aspects of children's development. Opposing this trend is an alternative movement,...
LEADERSHIP in Art Education: Taking Action in Schools and Communities
Fortunately, the hard work of advocacy paid off in that district. The arts were not eliminated from the schools because teachers, parents, students, and other stakeholders took the responsibility to make their educational priorities known. However, when...
Re
REmember us? we REcognize that life rarely offers us a chance to REflect, REvisit, and REdo. Yet, here we are, two past editors of Art Education with a wonderful opportunity to REedit this journal that we both value so highly. Since our editorships,...
SPEAKING of Art, LISTENING to What Teachers Are Saying
In addition to examples of art and the art students make, art classrooms are imbued with words- both written and spoken- about art What teachers say to students about art during art lessons is likely to influence the understandings students come to throughout...
Tree, Map, Container: Metaphors for the History of Art Education
"At one point I started to think of [the] history [of art education] as a cartoon fight - a big, churning swirl of ideas in which many of the theories and innovations just add to the swirl. Every once in a while a great idea, much like a cartoon foot...