2022/23 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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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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Committed to Art Educators

Whether you work in a hybrid or online environment (like we do), need a complete curriculum, or are looking for excellent resources to supplement your existing program—turn to Davis. You face new demands every year. Our materials are specifically designed to support you and your increasingly diverse needs.

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: Experience 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!

Lessons

Lessons

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.

Davis Art Images

Davis Art Images

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

Empathy

October 2022

Art teachers encourage students to explore and express empathy. High-school students construct narrative photographs that express an emotional mood, middle-school students design personal map compositions inspired by a meaningful place, elementary students share an important message about human rights through collage, young students create vibrant canvas paintings inspired by artist Jeff Hanson, and more.

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Beginnings

Beginnings

September 2022
Curiosity

Curiosity

Summer 2022
Social-Emotional Learning

Social-Emotional Learning

May 2022

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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Experience Art

Available in digital and print formats, Experience Art is filled with opportunities to build critical thinking skills as students make choices about what they create using contemporary and traditional approaches to artmaking. Using theme-based learning and organized around essential questions, this program is designed to help students express their ideas and feelings through meaningful artmaking and see themselves as part of the learning process.

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Experience Clay, 3rd Edition

Coming Soon! Available in print and digital formats. The brand-new edition of Experience Clay highlights a wide variety of processes including hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques, firing, and mixed media. Encourage students to discover their unique styles and interests through ceramics. Each chapter provides an opportunity to engage students with nontraditional approaches with ceramics, career profiles, and all-new studio experiences filled with choice.

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SchoolArts Collection: Contemporary Art

The next title in the SchoolArts Collection, Contemporary Art, is filled with lessons that will encourage your students to learn about, respond to, and create contemporary art. Organized into chapters on Identity, Social and Emotional Issues, and Collaboration, you’ll find studio lessons based on concepts and essential questions. Engage students in projects that are meaningful and discover what their voices add to the contemporary conversation.

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Race and Art Education

This 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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Curator’s Corner

Hispanic Heritage Month 2022: Lari Pittman

Sep, 26 2022 | Karl Cole

The 2022 Hispanic Heritage Month series continues with the work of Lari Pittman. Pittman’s complex works examine fantastic, personal narratives about love, sex, death, religion, citizenship, and...

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Curator’s Corner

Hispanic Heritage Month 2022: Martha Boto

Sep, 19 2022 | Karl Cole

This Hispanic Heritage month, I’ll be featuring artists who are pioneers in all sorts of art and who have had a major impact on Western art. For this post, let’s take a look at the wo...

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Editor’s Letter: Empathy

Sep, 12 2022 | Nancy Walkup

Empathy is the ability to recognize, understand, and share the thoughts and feelings of others. How can the power of art be used to both express and explore empathy? To explore the concept of empathy,...

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