When the editor of Scholastic Art contacted me about reviewing their magazine on my blog and hosting a giveaway, I jumped at the chance! Scholastic Art has a special place in my heart. As a high school senior, I was chosen to receive a Scholastic Art Scholarship to an art school in Boston. Even though I had to decline the scholarship, the honor of being selected gave me a huge boost of confidence that I’ve never forgotten!
Scholastic Art is a magazine about art and art history, published six times during the school year by Scholastic, Inc. Even though it’s aimed at middle and high school students, I always look forward to reading it myself!
Each issue begins with three brief articles about contemporary artists who work with non-traditional methods or materials. These high-interest stories with eye-catching visuals draw students in. The rest of the issue follows a specific artist or theme, with short, colorful articles, a topic for debate, a student of the month feature, a hands-on project, and an interview with an artist who has a “great art job”…. all related to the theme of that issue. Discussion questions accompany each illustration, giving the classroom teacher plenty of ways to get students thinking!
Every issue of Scholastic Art comes with a two-sided, full-color poster and a 10 page teacher guide, containing four detailed lesson plans complete with standards, essential question, vocabulary, discussion questions, assessment, and rubric. These lesson plans are geared toward middle and high school students, but an elementary teaching guide with two hands-on lesson plans is also included to get younger students looking at, discussing, and making art.
In addition to the print edition, Scholastic Art offers subscribers a variety of resources on their website, including videos, slide shows, interactive skills sheets, and other resources for teachers.
Can you tell I love Scholastic Art?! Enter below for a chance to win your own class set of Scholastic Art for the 2017-18 school year! For information about subscribing, visit art.scholastic.com or call 1-800-SCHOLASTIC.
Update…. we have a winner! Congratulations to Andy F. and thank you to everyone who entered!!
Prizing and samples for review provided by Scholastic.
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