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 SchoolArts 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 magazine 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 the digital edition, but there’s so much you can do! With the digital version, 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-ups. 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! Sign up for your free digital subscription to School Arts magazine…. and discover (or re-discover!) it for yourself. You may even get inspired to subscribe to the print version again, too!
(Sadly, it appears that Art & Activities magazine is no longer available. If you have information otherwise, please leave that in the comment section below…)
Almost Unschoolers says
So good to know!
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 ;)
Cheryl Trowbridge says
Just updated the link! Thanks for letting us know, Maryellen!
Hi! I went to your link & it says webpage not available! Please advise. Thanks.
Cheryl Trowbridge says
Hi Karen! Thanks for the heads-up about the links not working. SchoolArts magazine has a new link, so I fixed that. But sadly, it appears that Arts & Activities magazine is no longer available. I hope I’m wrong but after several searches, I couldn’t find their website.
I found this Arts & Activities Magazine archive on issuu. https://issuu.com/fmghq