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art education booksThis page contains popular art education books and is split into pedagogical, theoretical and practical books that art teachers love.  There are some old classics and some new front runners. All the reviews are verified reviews from Amazon.  If you are looking for art education books for training to be an art teacher or just to inspire your teaching, you are on the right page.

Pedagogical Art Teacher Books

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“This is everything I’ve been wanting but wasn’t sure how to do. Concrete examples, simple and direct, one of the best books I’ve ever read about education.”

Art Education Books

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“This is everything I’ve been wanting but wasn’t sure how to do. Concrete examples, simple and direct, one of the best books I’ve ever read about education.”

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“Good companion to teacher training”

“My bible on my PGCE.”

Art Education Books

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“I love this book! It is an Art Teacher’s right hand! I refer to it often when I am stuck on what to do next.”

Art Education Books

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“Useful resource for art teachers. Many lists, all in 1 place. From women artists, to 100 notable photographs, to art timelines. This will save me hours researching online before lessons.”

Art Education Books

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“Dave Burgess not only inspires you to want to be a better teacher, but offers PRACTICAL ways to do so.”

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“I love this book! It is an Art Teacher’s right hand! I refer to it often when I am stuck on what to do next.”

what is contemporary art?

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“This is a splendid book which will encourage young people to look, think and ask questions about the nature and intention of contemporary art.”

Drawing on the right side of the brain

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“When I was in high school this book took me from being unable to draw anything at all to creating a portfolio for a tough audition for an art school.”

Teaching Photography

Open Aperture Teaching Photography

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“This book is split into themes and shows photographers who reflect each theme in their work. Each theme is an ideal starting point for a school photography project.”

Teaching Photography

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“From the first page of this book the reader will learn very useful ideas and techniques applicable in the development of every class that will enhance your teaching skills.

The Photography Teachers Handbook

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“I think the text does a good job of summarizing some learning strategies that I use in my own practice and current methods which would be helpful to someone who hasn’t taught for very long or needs a review.

Theoretical Art Books

Theoretical art books or books that you just plain want.

the Secret lives of colour

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“This is a perfect book! You can read it right through, you can dip to the colour you feel like, you can read just about one colour… And all the way, it is full of wonderful tidbits of stories from history and present day.”

Playing to the gallery

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“Loved this! Perry is the perfect guide through the art landscape, particularly for outsiders new to the field, but also insightful and funny for those already in it. Lovely, thoughtful, irreverent and fun.”

You are an artist

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“I wish I had been taught by this man at art school. Really easy to read. Lots of useful information and some good projects to try out to practice and exercise creativity.”

Books for Art Teachers

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“I’m only a few exercises in, and I already love it. It’s such a cerebral book. It has helped me contemplate my art at a deeper level and is opening my eyes to new ways of seeing.”

Art Education Books

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“Steal Like an Artist gave me the push I needed to get into a more creative mindset.”

Practical Art Books

Get inspired and find techniques you can use in the classroom.

Art Teacher Books

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“Love this book and at age 74 I learned so many great ways to use my colored pencils.”

Everyday Watercolor

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“This book is excellent. I’ve done all but the final exercise and my painting has really come along.”

water color work shop

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“Includes plenty of exercises in learning how to handle watercolor as well as information on colors, pigments and their properties including opaque, transparent and granulating”

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“Step by step projects to get you learning – a practical text book for making collage!”

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“This is a very comprehensive, well written and beautifully illustrated “how to”.”

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“There’s a lot more in here than collaging, lots of other techniques and tips and ideas.”

Art History

Become a better art teacher by increasing your knowledge of Art History

the annotated mona lisa

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“Wonderful resource! I used it to study for my art teacher’s certification exam, and it helped tremendously (I passed).”

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“My knowledge of art was very basic, so this book has come in handy. It’s educational without being boring or high brow. I feel as if I’m learning from every page, and the pictures really help get the author’s point across. Well worth buying, whatever your knowledge of the subject.”

Do you have a book for art teachers that you would recommend?  If so, please get in touch.  I only put highly-rated books on this page that I am confident art teachers will like, however we all like different things!  As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.