K-12 Curriculum

Early Childhood


Explorations in Art, Kindergarten

Inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education, only Explorations in Art combines a solid foundation in how to use tools and materials with the delight of exploring materials, developing skills, and inventing new ways to create.

Explorations in Art, Kindergarten

Creative Minds—After School

Creative Minds—After School is an exciting program created to engage K–5 children in high-quality art exploration and artmaking in afterschool and out-of-school time settings. Each lesson is developed to strengthen arts-based, inquiry-based teaching skills and be easily used by educators, regardless of their previous art experience.

Elementary


Explorations in Art, K–6

Explorations in Art sets a new standard in K–6 art textbook programs, with more studios, more art images, more art criticism based on images—both fine art and student artwork—and more student artwork than any other K–6 art textbook program.

Creative MindsAfter School

Creative Minds—After School is an exciting program created to engage K–5 children in high-quality art exploration and art-making in afterschool and out-of-school time settings. Each lesson is developed to strengthen arts-based, inquiry-based teaching skills and be easily used by educators, regardless of their previous art experience.

Middle School


Explorations in Art, Middle School

Explorations in Art provides the type of relevant, engaging learning that is so critical to motivating the middle school/junior high student. We know that hands-on learning is the foundation of the middle school art program. A wide range of dynamic studio activities focuses on issues and ideas of particular interest to the middle school age group.

Exploring Visual Design

The Fourth Edition of Exploring Visual Design is a dynamic introduction to the building blocks of art. Each chapter focuses on a different element or principle of design, including: line, shape and form, balance, and movement and rhythm

High School


The Visual Experience

The Visual Experience is the leading art appreciation program in the country, with more images of student artwork, art by women artists, and contemporary and multicultural art than any comparable high school art program.

The Davis Studio Series

The popular Davis Studio Series fits art teachers’ diverse instructional needs, teaching styles, and classroom configurations, while encouraging students to explore their own unique styles and interests.

Titles include: Communicating through Graphic Design, Experience Clay, Focus on Photography, Experience Printmaking, Discovering Drawing, Beginning Sculpture, Exploring Painting.

Discovering Art History

This new edition of Discovering Art History is an in-depth, comprehensive approach to art. The program includes an extensive survey of Western art, studies of non-Western art, as well as an introduction to art appreciation.

Exploring Visual Design

The Fourth Edition of Exploring Visual Design is a dynamic introduction to the building blocks of art. Each chapter focuses on a different element or principle of design, including: line, shape and form, balance, and movement and rhythm.

Drawing Assessment Program

Take the mystery out of realistic drawing for your students with the Drawing Assessment Program. A set of five extra-large wall charts uses a four-level, 20-point rubric to help students self-assess and monitor their growth in proficient, realistic drawing.

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