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I think Scholastic Art is worth the price. Great topics, amazingly good
reproductions and the inclusion of contemporary artists who have
connections to the magazine's theme for the month. The art projects never
interested me much however. I took it for many years when I taught high
school until my art classes got too big and the money was tighter, but I
continued to use the old ones.
We had a "writing across the curriculum" rule at the school and the
students in every class had to read an article in that subject and write a
synopsis/review of it. I used the Scholastic Art Magazines for this. The
only problem was that sometimes I found the writing a bit odd--hard to
describe this-- but it seemed a bit uneven, meandering, like too many
people were writing it and they needed a good editor. Kids often had a
hard time summarizing the articles. I haven't used the magazine in about
three years so maybe the writing has improved....