Regarding your question about art magazines...
Many people will probably suggest SCHOOL ARTS magazine to you and I would
caution you against it. I subscribed to SCHOOL ARTS for 4 years and this
year I cancelled my subscription. During my art ed classes (4 years ago) it
was a required 'text' book. But in the last two years, the style has
changed and it has gotten very upper-crusty and hoity toity (?).
This year I thought I would try ARTS & ACTIVITIES and have used at least 2
lessons out of every issue! This is my second year teaching and I'm in 2
inner city elementary schools. Last year I was in an inner city high
school...my point: for new teachers (elementary or secondary) who are
overwhelmed by everything, ARTS & ACTIVITIES has meaningful lessons that are
easy to teach and every lesson I have used my kids have LOVED! It also has
suggestions for management and organizing a classroom as well as
'non-traditional' art activities - like what to do with a class when there
are 15 minutes left and EVERYBODY is done with the project!
I think you should start with ARTS & ACTIVITES and see if you like it. You
might also check out your university library, they might have both these
magazines for you to look at!
Here is the address...
ARTS & ACTIVITIES, Subscription Manager
591 Camino de la Reina, Ste. 200
San Diego, CA 92108
phone #: (619)297-8032
A one year subscription is $24.95 for 10 issues
Good luck and enjoy!