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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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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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

Environment

March 2021

Art teachers highlight environmental issues and encourage sustainable practices through a variety of meaningful lessons. Kindergartners upcycle discarded materials into humorous robots; elementary students investigate the negative effects of plastic on the environment and create detailed compositions of the Long Island Sound; middle-school students illustrate cartoons that document life as a young person in the time of COVID, high-school students create larger-than-life portraits on reclaimed cardboard; and more.

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Realism / Abstraction

Realism / Abstraction

January 2021
Compassion

Compassion

December 2020
Media Arts

Media Arts

November 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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Race and Art Education

This new title in the Art Education in Practice Series addresses issues of race in an accessible style and with a focus on classroom practice. There is sparse literature that supports teachers in developing the kind of knowledge and sensitivities about race needed for today’s art classrooms. 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. This book serves as an introduction to racial literacy and critical consciousness for the advancement of equitable art classrooms across the U.S.

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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

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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Curator’s Corner

A Great Art Teacher: Alice Tavani

Mar, 1 2021 | Karl Cole

The annual National Art Education Association (NAEA) convention is later this week—held virtually this year—and it's the start of Women's History Month, so I’m introducing you to a d...

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Davis Desk

Understanding, Ideas, Information, Personal Learning Networks = Valuable Tools

Feb, 24 2021 | Laura & Matt Grundler, The Creativity Department

This month we are excited to share a post from our partners The Creativity Department / K12ArtChat. You can also read this post directly from their website by using this link. In addition to the re...

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Curator’s Corner

African American History Month 2021 IV

Feb, 22 2021 | Karl Cole

My African American History month celebration continues with the work of feminist/activist artist Adrian Piper. She is a pioneer in exploring gender stereotypes, racial stereotypes, and prejudice...

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