Free Digital Art Ed Magazines

School Arts magazine digital edition sign-up formIn 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!



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5 Responses to Free Digital Art Ed Magazines

  1. Almost Unschoolers July 27, 2014 at 7:46 pm #

    So good to know!
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  2. Jeanine July 30, 2014 at 6:30 am #

    Hello there! I love your web­site, TPT shop, and atti­tude towards teach­ing art! My lit­tlest is head­ing into a school with a weak art cur­ricu­lum unfor­tu­nately and I take it upon myself to teach her as much as I can at home ;)
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  3. Maryellen, Arts & Activities August 30, 2015 at 5:27 pm #

    Hello Cheryl and “Teach Kids Art” followers!

    We recently updated our web­site, so the link to our Dig­i­tal Sub­scrp­tion page has changed.

    The cor­rect one is

    Thanks, and keep up the great work, Cheryl. We love your blog! :)

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    • Cheryl Trowbridge August 31, 2015 at 11:01 am #

      Just updated the link! Thanks for let­ting us know, Maryellen!


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