Greetings Art Educators,
Many of you use Scholastic Arts/Art and Man (what ever it is called now)...
An alternative magazine would be ARTaFacts Magazine. Much more affordable
for a class set.
I ordered a copy just to see what it was like - and you can, too. You can
specify elementary or secondary. Middle school teachers will probably want
to see a copy of each (as I did). Then, select a class set of which ever you
feel is best for your students' reading level. The secondary copy does have
smaller font. The lessons included in the elementary copy are not really
"original" as I have seen them on line (probably a case of "like minds",
though - you know how that goes) - but they are helpful - particularly for
new teachers. Lessons on elementary can go for middle school, too -- and
secondary ideas can be tweaked for elementary. My copy for elementary is
about Jacob Lawrence and my secondary copy is Faberge. You also get a list
of books and a list of Internet resources.
This magazine is linked on IAD:
Get your sample copy this summer - then "sell" it to your administrator when
you can. Reading is encouraged in all subjects and textbooks are pricey
these days. Check out topics for previous years - you may still be able to
get one set for yourself. Jacob Lawrence one features "Study for the Munich
Olympic Games Poster" (three other images included). Many Getty list members
use this publication and are quite happy with it. They are good to have for
substitute plans, too (I will add a link to that lesson page as well).
Judy Decker - Ohio
Incredible Art Department
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