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

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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.

Calls for Submissions

Art Education Special Issue: Reflections in Isolation as History in the Making

Special Issues

Art Education Journal_September 2019, Volume 72, Issue 5

Entrepreneurship as Creative Destruction
September 2019, Volume 72, Issue 5
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Art Education Journal_November 2019, Volume 72, Issue 6

Entrepreneurship as Creative Advocacy
November 2019, Volume 72, Issue 6
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Sample Articles

Art Education Journal_Curating Connections

Curating Connections: Unpacking Identities
July 2019, Volume 72, Issue 4
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Art Education Journal_Health and Safety Concerns

Health and Safety Concerns in Art and Design Primary School Classrooms in Botswana: Reflections on the Art and Design Module
November 2019, Volume 72, Issue 6
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Art Education Journal_Understanding and Instructing

Understanding and Instructing Older Students Who Cannot Draw Realistically
September 2019, Volume 72, Issue 5
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Art Education Journal_Reframing Immigration and Celebrating Diversity

Reframing Immigration and Celebrating Diversity: What Is Home to You? A Collaborative Found-Object Sculpture Installation Under Award-Winning Syrian-American Artist and Architect Mohamad Hafez
January 2020, Volume 73, Issue 1
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Sample Instructional Resources

Art Education Journal_The Social Practice of Borderland Pedagogies

The Social Practice of Borderland Pedagogies
September 2019, Volume 72, Issue 4
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Art Education Journal_Creating Our Chromatopia

Creating Our Chromatopia
September 2019, Volume 72, Issue 5
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Editorial Leadership

  • Kendall Crabbe

    Assistant Editor, Art Education

    The University of Arizona

  • Ami Kantawala

    Senior Editor, Art Education

    Teachers College, Columbia University

Amelia (Amy) Kraehe, Past Editor
The University of Arizona

Asavari Thatte, Instructional Resource Editor

Ashley Mask, Instructional Resource Editor
Teachers College, Columbia University

Aimee Ehrman, Social Media Editor
Teachers College, Columbia University

Filippa Christofalou, Social Media Editor
Teachers College, Columbia 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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