When my school would no longer purchase these for my middle school
students, I bought ten subscriptions myself. I found them to be a
valuable resource. They were also good for substitute lessons when I
didn't want the students doing their hands on project.
See the sample issue on the site (for Piet Mondrian) along with teacher's guide.
You can order a free sample through the web site - or order toll free
Another source that many like to use is ARTaFacts Magazine
You might want to order a class set for elementary - then order the
secondary issue as reference for yourself (since you teach
elementary). You may also order a free sample to review. These come
out five times a school year - and are a bit more economical for a
My personal preference is Scholastic Art (for middle school) since you
also get a nice size poster to laminate (I think I paid between $75 to
$80 for ten issues). Look at the artists they are offering next year
and see if they interest you.
Diane - if you are reading. You might want to get copies of these for
your pre-service teachers to evaluate.