2020/21 Catalog

Discover the perfect solution for online, traditional, or hybrid learning in the art room. You’ll find student and teacher materials from full K–12 curriculum to comprehensive resources for specific topics.

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Free Resources

Whether you are teaching online, in a classroom, or a hybrid of the two, we have support for your art program. Access free lessons, full curriculum, webinars, instructional videos, and MORE!

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K12ArtChat the podcast

A podcast for K–12 art educators interested in the latest education innovations and resources. You’ll find tips, tools, and inspiration to keep you connected and moving forward.

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A Mail Art Gallery Show

Tour the online Mail Art Gallery Show, Pushing the Envelope, presented by SchoolArts magazine and the Frank Juarez Gallery.

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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 Lessons and Resources

Online and in-print resources and curriculum that encourage students to stretch beyond a single idea and keep creation and exploration at the center of art class.

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Davis Art Images

Bring the museum to your classroom with access to more than 20,000 fine art images. Free with any eBook purchase. Or, check out our affordable subscriptions.

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Conducting Inventory 10/26–10/30

Davis Publication’s order processing will be offline from 10/26–10/30 for inventory. SchoolArts and Davis Digital ordering will not be affected.

We apologize if you have difficulty reaching a live person. All non-essential employees of the Davis Team are working remotely for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis. Please leave a voice message in the general mailbox or email us at ContactUs@DavisArt.com, and we will respond as soon as possible. Thank you.

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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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

Davis Digital provides the K–12 Curriculum from Davis Publications online! It’s perfect for remote, traditional, and hybrid classroom environments. The Davis Digital platform allows students and teachers remote or in-class access to eBooks, fine art images, videos, and Portfolios from any computer or tablet with an Internet connection. Easily work from home, the classroom, a computer lab, or any combination!

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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

STEAM

November 2020

Art teachers integrate additional disciplines into their lessons to encourage experimentation, collaboration, and creativity. Middle-school students explore the microscopic world of bacteria and render oil pastel drawings of their findings, young students create low-relief jellyfish sculptures in a marine biology and paleontology-fueled lesson, elementary students experiment with acids and bases to dye and print on fabric, high-school students study the field of medical illustration, and more.

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Independence

Independence

October 2020
Community

Community

September 2020
Choices

Choices

June 2020

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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Pushing the Envelope: A Mail Art Gallery Show

Mail Art (also known as postal art and correspondence art) is an artistic movement that began in the 1950s. It is centered on sending small-scale artworks through the postal service. In this time of quaranteaching, we wanted to provide art educators with a platform to express their thoughts and feelings about the new challenges they face. Check out the online art show that is a result.

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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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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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Professional Development

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

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Curator’s Corner

European Abstraction: Pierre Alechinsky

Oct, 19 2020 | Karl Cole

October 19th is the birthday of the brilliant, expressive colorist Pierre Alechinsky, who was part of CoBrA, an important modernist group in the Netherlands after World War II (1939–1945). CoBrA...

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Curator’s Corner

Hispanic Heritage Month: Ancient Art

Oct, 12 2020 | Karl Cole

If you ever study the history of ancient Central and South America, you will immediately become, as I have, completely enthralled with the history of our hemisphere. For the variety of incredibly soph...

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Be Kind to Yourself

Oct, 5 2020

During the time of remote teaching brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, art educators willingly took action to provide exceptional learning experiences for their K–12 and post-secondary stude...

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