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Learn about our latest publications and everything new at Davis, including contest links, requests for art submissions, and upcoming events.

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SchoolArts Magazine

Written by and for art educators. This trusted resource promotes excellence and innovation, art advocacy, and professional support for K–12 art educators.

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K–12 Curriculum

Davis K–12 core curriculum textbooks and resource books provide everything you need to teach basic concepts and techniques while nurturing creativity through experimentation, reflection, and exploration.

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Request Catalog or Planner

Get your own copy of the print catalog, as well as our popular Art Advocacy Planner. The planner includes artist birthdays and inspiring quotes.

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Davis Art Images

Bring the museum to your classroom with access to more than 35,000 fine art images. Free with any eBook purchase. Or, check out our affordable subscriptions.

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Committed to Art Educators for
Over 100 Years

Art educators face increasing demands every year. All Davis materials are designed to provide support to face those diverse and shifting needs. Whether you need a core curriculum or excellent resources from which to choose lessons that will supplement your individual class or district goals, turn to Davis.

K–12 Art Curriculum

Flexible art education resources to meet the needs of every art teacher.

Elementary

Check out Explorations in Art for an exemplary foundation in the visual arts, Creative Minds for innovative K–5 afterschool programs, and Resource Books to inspire teachers and support emerging artists.

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High School

Learn about The Visual Experience or Exploring Visual Design for Art I, and the Davis Studio Series, along with our Resource Books designed for the high-school art educator.

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Middle School

Learn about our two core programs that support Middle School students: Explorations in Art and Exploring Visual Design. Add to your professional development with our award-winning Resource Books.

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Request K–12 Sample

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State Adoption Resources

Find state-specific adoption resources and information, including state correlations to our textbooks and evaluation resources. Information is included on each program in both print and digital formats.

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Davis Digital

With Davis Digital, students and teachers can access their eBooks and Portfolios from any computer or tablet with an Internet connection. Work from the classroom, in a computer lab, or at home.

eBooks

eBooks

Zoom in on images; search for keywords, such as an artist, element, or principle; and share lessons with parents, colleagues, and supervisor; and much more!

Portfolios

Portfolios

Made for and by art educators, these easy-to-use, intuitive portfolios are perfect for beginners, students, and teachers who have been using portfolios for years!

Curriculum Builder

Curriculum Builder

The Curriculum Builder helps you customize each lesson, with one convenient place for filing lessons from Davis eBooks, along with your own images, videos, links, and more.

Fine Art Library

Fine Art Library

Choose from more than 35,000 fine art images! Search by artist, culture, medium, element or principle, art movement, theme, and more. Easily compare and contrast any two images.

Student Accounts

Student Accounts

Your students can search through their eBooks, create their own portfolios, check out images you’ve selected for them to review, or research the complete image library.

SchoolArts Magazine

SchoolArts Magazine

The digital version of SchoolArts allows you to search current and past issues by keyword; to share articles and lessons with colleagues; and to easily zoom in on artworks.

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The Latest in School Arts

The Natural World

November 2019

Art teachers use the natural world as a stimulus for big ideas and enduring questions. Students create watercolor paintings inspired by Alma Thomas, research and sculpt insects in clay, collect materials to weave into personalized reed nests, use photo-editing skills to generate mythical beasts, participate in an outdoor art workshop, and more.

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Joy

Joy

September 2019
Testimony

Testimony

August 2019
Empowerment

Empowerment

May 2019

What’s New

Looking for a place to showcase your student art? We have it. Wondering what new resources are available? It’s here. Be the first to know about what we’re planning—there’s always something new happening at Davis!

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Professional Development

Davis now offers effective, engaging, and relevant professional learning developed by master art educators. Visit our Professional Learning Opportunities page to learn about our workshops and courses with ongoing coaching presented virtually or in person!

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Communicating through Graphic Design, 2nd Edition

Explore what’s packed into the brand-new edition of Communicating through Graphic Design! Highlighting the importance of idea generation and decision making the expanded second edition presents one of the leading art careers to high school students in an accessible and engaging format.

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The Visual Experience, 4th Edition

Discover how the newest edition of our most popular high school art textbook, The Visual Experience, will engage your students with art in more personal and meaningful ways.

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Art Education Funding Webinar

Learn the steps to effectively apply for grants, and download resources for completing the application.

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The Latest in Art Education

SchoolArts Room

The Natural World

Oct, 16 2019 | Nancy Walkup

For the past eight summers, CRIZMAC president Stevie Mack and I have been leading a cultural seminar we call Tres Culturas: Exploring the Artistic Spirit of Santa Fe and Taos. A highlight of this expe...

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Curator’s Corner

Gem of the Month: An American van Gogh

Oct, 15 2019 | Karl Cole

Ralph Albert Blakelock was born on October 15th. Because I am not in the habit of leaning on the “top 40 hits” of Western art as subject matter in this blog, I believe it would be interest...

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Article

Weaving Nature into the Art Room

Oct, 9 2019

There is a Lakota proverb that states, “When man moves away from nature, his heart becomes hard.” That said, the more we are drawn to nature, the more our sense of wonder flourishes. When ...

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