3 Inspiring Art Education Magazines
Running out of art ideas? Try these art education magazines
Receiving art education magazines in your mailbox every month can give you the motivation and pluck to introduce new art lessons to your students.
The ones below may also be available at your local library. They provide many creative ideas for all age groups, many of which are easily adaptable to work with your current themes.
The following three art education magazines also introduce children to a variety of art safety lessons, tools and materials.
School Arts Magazine
SchoolArts is a national art education magazine with sections for early childhood, elementary, middle school, high school as well as a general section for all levels.
Each month is theme based. Some of the latest themes have been: The Green Issue, Exploration, The Natural World and Heritage.
Purchase SchoolArts Magazine
Arts & Activity Magazine
This art education magazine has been around for a long time. I remember my mum subscribing to it when she taught art in the 1960s. It is used by those teaching the arts to Grades K-12.
Some of the columns include "Cracking the Color Code, The ABCs of Art, Art Works, A & A It Works, and Earth.. It's got Art.
Sample pages below:
Art Dawg Magazine
ArtDawg is a full-color, 28-page magazine created especially for kids in elementary and middle school. Each issue explores the work of a master artist and a contemporary artist, as well as potential career paths in visual arts. Not to mention fun and age-appropriate projects, how-tos, puzzles and activity page - all related to visual arts.
Note that this magazine is for children, while the two above are geared to educators. Sample page below:
Other art idea sources
I often pull inspiration for teaching art from other magazines. They have seasonal ideas that can be adapted to art and other lessons. Examples below:
Family Fun Magazine offers craft ideas with patterns that can adapt to classroom activities.
Paper Creations and other scrapbook and card magazines are also good sources of ideas that can be modified for the elementary classroom and high school classrooms.