Media Arts Intensive

Join us on May 7th–8th!
Dive into the world of Media Arts with our virtual conference! Enjoy 10 hours of Professional Development during two days of self-paced online courses and live sessions.

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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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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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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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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

Nature

May 2021

Art teachers encourage a love of nature through various lessons using a STEAM approach, unusual materials, visits to an aquarium and an alpaca farm, and more. Students illustrate fantastical reimaginings of nature photographs; demonstrate a knowledge of color and value blending with bilateral insect drawings; team with a botanical preserve to create a butterfly mural installation; collaborate on a large-scale ceramic school garden; and more.

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Contemporary Art

Contemporary Art

March 2021
Environment

Environment

February 2021
Realism / Abstraction

Realism / Abstraction

January 2021

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Media Arts Intensive - May 7th & 8th

Get 10 hours of professional development from wherever you are! Join us on May 7th and 8th for an exciting virtual learning opportunity on the topic of Media Arts! Be inspired by two days of real-time sessions and continue to learn at your own pace with access to all of the content for one year after the event.

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Race and Art Education

This new title in the Art Education in Practice Series addresses issues of race in an accessible style with a focus on classroom practice. This book aims to provide a well-informed introduction to essential concepts, vocabularies, strategies, and methods for engaging race and racialized human differences in a constructive, equity-oriented manner.

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K12ArtChat the podcast

A podcast for K–12 art educators interested in connecting with colleagues and ideas. Each episode, hosted by Matt and Laura Grundler, takes you backstage with guest hosts from #K12ArtChat to dig into the latest art education innovations and resources. You’ll find tips, tools, and inspiration to keep you connected and moving forward.

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The Visual Experience, 4th Edition

The Visual Experience will engage your students with art in more personal and meaningful ways. This new edition provides teachers with an invaluable resource for introducing students to postmodern principles, creating, and responding to contemporary art, and digital and media arts. It will capture the attention of all your students with diverse contemporary art, more student voice and choice, and all-new studios.

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Curator’s Corner

Gem of the Month: Mary White

Apr, 12 2021 | Karl Cole

As long as I’m pining for the greenery of spring to emerge, I’ll indulge in one of the wonderful art works in our collection that brings that pining to mind. As you know, I’m a big f...

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Interpreting Destruction

Apr, 8 2021

Students were asked to investigate ten disastrous events that changed the world for which humans were responsible. They could choose anything from war and famine to oil spills or wildfires, contempora...

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Editor’s Letter: Nature

Apr, 8 2021

Is there any greater source of inspiration for artists than that of the natural world? No matter where you live, you live within a natural environment that has its own unique characteristics of climat...

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