Art Education Journal

Art Education is the official journal of the National Art Education Association.

Art Education covers a diverse range of topics of professional interest to art educators and anyone whose interest is quality visual arts education. It is published bi-monthly in full color. Each issue features an editorial, six articles, and instructional resources, making Art Education a significant addition to every educators’ reference library. NAEA News, a digital-only publication, is automatically included with a subscription to Art Education.

NAEA Members: To view the current issue of Art Education and archives, log into your NAEA Member Accountand click the link under “NAEA Publications: Digital Access”. If you have trouble accessing the digital issues, please e-mail

Not a Member? Art Education (print and digital publication) and NAEA News (digital-only publication) subscriptions are included with membership. Join NAEA or renew your NAEA membership.

To submit an article to Art Education: Anyone may write for Art Education. Manuscripts for articles and instructional resources are welcome at all times and on any aspect of art education. Please follow the Instructions for Authors.

Call for Submissions

Art Education is now accepting manuscripts for a special issue publishing November 2024, “Calling for Critical Peace Amid War Crisis: Humanizing, Affective Art Educational Praxis.” Authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts that seek to answer the following questions:

  • What are the roles of peace educational practice and theories for K–16 art teaching and learning in responding to the current war crisis?
  • What are effective orientations to art educational praxis for peace and antiwar?
  • How can art and art educational practice provide a critical and affective space of dialogue and art-in-action for transformative refugee and peace education?

Submissions are due May 10, 2024. Download complete details here.

Special Issues

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The Denial of Racism: A Call to Action
September 2021, Volume 74, Issue 5
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Sample Articles

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Developing Divas: The Potential of “Artpreneurism” for Art and Design Education
July 2021, Volume 74, Issue 4
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Critical Arts Pedagogy: Nurturing Critical Consciousness and Self-Actualization Through Art Education
September 2021, Volume 74, Issue 5
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Sample Instructional Resources

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I Believe in the Power Art”: vanessa german, Citizen Artist
May 2021, Volume 74, Issue 3
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(Com)postmodernity: Artists Cultivating a Lust for Mortality
July 2021, Volume 74, Issue 4
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Sample Writer’s Corner

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July 2021, Volume 74, Issue 4
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Editorial Leadership

  • Michelle S. Bae-Dimitriadis

    Senior Editor, Art Education


    The Pennsylvania State University

  • Amy Barnickel

    Assistant Editor, Art Education

    University of Central Florida

Ami Kantawala, Past Editor
Teachers College, Columbia University

Luke Meeken, Instructional Resource Editor
Miami University

Eunkyung Hwang, Social Media Editor
The Pennsylvania State University

Previous Editors

Editorial Review Board

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NAEA Member Benefits

NAEA’s publishing partnership with educational publishers Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group offers enhanced benefits to NAEA members:

Digital Editions: Art Education is available in digital format as well as print. NAEA News is a digital-only publication. Members can access editions by logging in here.

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