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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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

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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

Community

September 2020

Art teachers share a variety of lessons that encourage community building, choice, and student engagement. The lessons in this issue provide a high level of choice for students learning from home, and may encourage collaboration among family members as well. Students learn to be resourceful while using everyday materials to create bound sketchbooks; use reference photographs to complete a still-life drapery study at home; experiment with line printing using corrugated cardboard; and more.

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Choices

Choices

May 2020
Movement

Movement

April 2020
Contemporary Art

Contemporary Art

March 2020

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SchoolArts Collection: Early Childhood

Discover diverse lessons based on theoretic foundations common to the Reggio-Emilia approach and Choice-based and Play-based Art Education. Developed and taught by art teachers from around the country, these lessons reflect child-centered approaches to art education for young students that illustrate an exploratory approach to encountering artist’s tools, materials, and ways of working with an emphasis on discovery and creativity.

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Making Artists

A comprehensive look at how and why a student-directed classroom is essential for the development of the student artist in the 21st century. Making Artists picks up where The Open Art Room left off, covering issues and situations choice teachers encounter as they design their program. This text provides tested methods for working through specific situations including room design, material handling, student ideation, production, and assessment. Additionally, you will enjoy a new set of unit and lesson plans to implement as you develop student-directed classrooms.

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Therapeutic Approaches in Art Education

Working with students who have experienced adversity and trauma can be challenging. Therapeutic Approaches in Art Education, the newest title in the Art Education in Practice Series, is a practical guide for those who wish to support therapeutic art making in their practice. Discover trauma-informed approaches that can be applied to a typical classroom setting—urban, rural, or suburban—and address marginalized populations. While you will not become an art therapist, this book will help you gain a better understanding of art therapy and how to support your students in thoughtful, holistic ways.

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Adaptive Art

A collection of tools and strategies to help art educators create adaptations for students with disabilities by capitalizing on their abilities. This practical resource will enable educators to engage all students in a meaningful creative process of self-expression. Discover a variety of instructional methods to adapt art activities, media, tools, and techniques to meet the needs of students with a wide range of challenges.

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Curator’s Corner

Something Swiss This Way Comes

Aug, 3 2020 | Karl Cole

The first of August, this past Saturday, is Switzerland's "Independence Day," so I’m presenting a Swiss installation artist: Pipilotti Rist. The typical luxuriant colors of her vi...

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World Watercolor Month: Charles Brownell

Jul, 29 2020 | Karl Cole

I’m closing out my World Watercolor Month series with the work of Charles de Wolf Brownell. Many of Brownell's most standout landscapes and nature studies are his watercolors. His watercolor wor...

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SchoolArts Room

All Levels: My Virtual Art Room

Jul, 29 2020 | Karyn Kuniyuki

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, many teachers transformed their programs to virtual instruction seemingly overnight with verve and patience. Administrators across the nation are enacting contingency pla...

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