In my early days of teaching art, School Arts magazine was my go-to source for art lesson inspiration and the best way to keep up with what was new in art education. Then I discovered Arts & Activities magazine, and I just couldn’t believe my luck at having access to so much great information just for art teachers! Well, that was over 20 years ago, and long before the days of art teacher blogs, amazing online Art Ed PD, and of course, Pinterest!
While there is nothing quite like flipping through a good old-fashioned magazine printed on glossy stock, now you can also read these magazines online for free. Many of us have bookshelves that are already jam-packed, so an advantage of digital magazines is that they don’t take up any space, and you still have access to back issues whenever you want! When you sign up for School Arts and Arts & Activities magazines online, they will even email you when the next digital issue is available. How convenient is that?!
On the down-side, you can’t download or print from these digital editions, but there’s so much you can do! With digital editions, you can preview thumbnail images of all the pages and see the table of contents of each issue, look through archived issues, search by keyword, and zoom in to explore photos or text close-up. You can also share articles with friends via email or social networks, and click on any link or advertisement to go directly to that webpage.
These magazines were great sources of inspiration “back in the day”…. and they still are! To sign up for your free digital subscriptions, visit the digital subscription pages for School Arts and Arts & Activities…. and discover (or re-discover!) them for yourself. You may even get inspired to subscribe to the print version again, too!