The Society publishes three periodicals and has both an on-line and travelling bookshop that can be booked for conferences and other events. We stock the most extensive range of publications specifically to serve the interests of art and design teachers, many of which are unavailable elsewhere in the United Kingdom. If you have any queries about books, subscriptions to periodicals or other matters please e-mail

AD Magazine

AD is the NSEAD members' magazine, which brings together the former A'n'D and START magazines. It is mailed to all NSEAD members and former START subscribers. Visit the archive and read past copies here (log in first if you are a member of subscriber)

You can subscribe to AD magazine here or buy individual copies here.

Contributions are welcome from all phases of education. Guidance on writing primary articles is available here.

The International Encyclopedia of Art and Design Education

Six years from idea to publication, NSEAD and Wiley Blackwell have launched the three-volume encyclopedia for our subject: The International Encyclopedia of Art and Design Education (IEADE).

NSEAD members can use this the discount code (ART22) and gain 20 per cent off the full price of the print version. Find out more here. You can also access sample papers and recommend to your librarians here

NSEAD Bookshop

This area of this web site contains details of nearly 200 specialist publications on art and design education that can be purchased here on-line. Many of these are unavailable elsewhere in the United Kingdom.

You can use the search facility to help you find references to your chosen keywords within the publications database, or browse the list of titles or authors.

START Magazine

START was an exciting and stimulating magazine for teachers of pre-school and primary art, craft and design published between 2003 and 2010 when it was replaced by AD Magazine. START was full of ideas and resources intended to support classroom practice - it was therefore decided to archive all back copies on this website. They are accessible to all NSEAD members and AD Magazine subscribers.


International Journal of Art & Design Education

Prior to 2000 known as the Journal of Art & Design Education, iJADE provides an international forum for the dissemination of ideas, practical developments, and research findings in art and design education. The Journal is a primary source for independently refereed articles about art and design education at all levels.

The Journal reflects and welcomes a wide range of theoretical and practical approaches especially those that debate the social and cultural values which inform art and design education, offer illustrated case studies, analyse and exemplify specific art, craft and design practices in all sectors of education, and that critically engage with the past, present and future of art and design education.

Occasional Papers and Films

These pages list occasional papers and videos produced by or of interest to NSEAD members. Recent subjects range from advocacy and assessment in art and design to using Plaster of Paris safely.

Book reviews

The Collins Cambridge International AS & A Level Art & Design: Student’s Book provides comprehensive coverage of the Cambridge International syllabus and has been developed by subject experts. It offers creative and engaging material that will enable students to develop skills, knowledge and understanding, whilst also promoting confidence and independence. More...

Goodwill Art

It’s not difficult to download art images on-line, but reliable educational material to help teachers to put them in context is less easy to come by. Goodwill Art’s well-proven resource is a labour-saving, easy-to-use teaching folder containing postcards, background notes and classroom activities. There are teacher's packs on scores of subjects — many of them cross-curricular.