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. 3, May

Continuity and Change: Native American Beadwork
Beads enjoy a meaningful and diverse history in Native American cultures, where they are utilized as items of personal and cultural expression, as indications of social status, and as embellishment for ceremonial garments. Considered beautiful and spiritual,...
Dialogue
Dear Editor, The recent article in the September issue of Art Education by Dr. George Geahigan was very informative and helpful to me. As a rural secondary art educator and part-time art methods teacher far college students, I was intrigued with the...
Editorial: Dialogue
Dialogue is an important contributor to the process of education. As Editor of Art Education I see one of my primary functions to be a facilitator Of dialogue. Much of the dialogue that occurs in response to what is printed in the journal I do not hear...
Genetic Robots: An Integrated Art and Biology Curriculum
Creative curricular units result from the minds and talents of imaginative teachers working toward a common goal. The group dynamics of designing and implementing an integrated unit of study is one way high school teachers can benefit from an exchange...
How Art Teachers Can Enhance Artmaking as a Therapeutic Experience: Art Therapy and Art Education
The national organization of the American Art Therapy Association in 1994 celebrated 25 years as an organization at its annual conference. Today, training in the field is, in most cases, comparable to other mental health counseling professions such as...
In Their Own Words: What Student Art Teachers Say They Learn and Need
The student teaching experience is often consideted to be the final phase of art teachers' preservice preparation. For most, the internship is a time of relating theory to reality, of putting learning into practice. At its best, student teaching helps...
Linking Literacy Lessons with Visual Arts: Preservice Teachers' Dilemmas and Accomplishments
"I wonder if I am fooling myself? These students are significantly influenced by television, high tech films, and `hip-hop' and rock music.... How can I bring out their own creativity?" (excerpt from a preservice teacher's case narrative) "Boy, what...
Studying Art History through the Multicultural Education Looking-Glass
"Oh, Kitty, how nice it would be if we could only get through into Looking glass House! I'm sure it's got, oh! such beautiful things in it! Let's pretend there's a way of getting through into it somehow" (Carroll, 1969. 127) In 1871 Lewis Carroll suggested...
Viktor Lowenfeld as Mentor
Viktor Lowenfeld was a tall man, over six feet, with salt-and-pepper hair, slightly bald on top. He had a large, warm, and inviting smile, and he spoke with a deep resonant voice and Austrian accent. He was dedicated to his cause, and we became part...