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Learn about our latest publications and everything new at Davis, including contest links, requests for art submissions, and upcoming events.

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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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Request Catalog or Planner

Get your own copy of the print catalog, as well as our popular Art Advocacy Planner. The planner includes artist birthdays and inspiring quotes.

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Davis Art Images

Bring the museum to your classroom with access to more than 35,000 fine art images. Free with any eBook purchase. Or, check out our affordable subscriptions.

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Committed to Art Educators for
Over 100 Years

Art educators face increasing demands every year. All Davis materials are designed to provide support to face those diverse and shifting needs. Whether you need a core curriculum or excellent resources from which to choose lessons that will supplement your individual class or district goals, turn to Davis.

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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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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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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Request K–12 Sample

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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

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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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

March 2020

Art teachers share their STEAM efforts through a variety of powerful interdisciplinary lessons. Students experiment with electroluminescent lights, collaborate with science students to engineer moving mechanical insects, use natural materials to create colorful inks, explore surface tension with paper marbling, and much more.

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Design

Design

January 2020
Empathy

Empathy

December 2019
Structure

Structure

November 2019

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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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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Fashion Fundamentals

Immerse students in design, problem-solving, and innovative thinking with fashion design. There are many careers in the field of fashion, but the ability to fully explore a problem and generate multiple solutions is a beneficial skill no matter what career a student chooses. Fashion Fundamentals covers methods and approaches to teaching fashion including design history, foundations, cultural and personal influences, and materials and tools. Lesson activities guide students through the process of developing original ideas using the creative process and building fundamental skills in clothing creation through hand- or machine-sewing techniques.

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SchoolArts Collection, STEAM

Guide student inquiry and build critical thinking skills with STEAM—the meaningful integration of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. The second title in our SchoolArts Collection will showcase our favorite STEAM lessons created by experienced art teachers for SchoolArts magazine. In each of these lessons, STEAM is more powerful because of the interdisciplinary nature of art. Using this approach to learning, students participate in engaging experiences to develop 21st century skills such as creativity and imagination, critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration.

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The Latest in Art Education

Curator’s Corner

African American History Month 2020 V

Feb, 14 2020 | Karl Cole

Contemporary African American artists use diverse techniques, ideas, and the history of African Americans in works of art that speak in new and exciting ways, including these works from the 1980s and ...

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Curator’s Corner

African American History Month 2020 IV

Feb, 14 2020 | Karl Cole

This year’s African American (Art) History Month series continues with Howardena Pindell and her work from the 1970s. ...

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Davis Blog

Kristi Oliver | 2020 Eastern Region Art Educator

Feb, 12 2020 | Toni Henneman

We are thrilled to share the news that our very own Professional Development Manager, Kristi Oliver, has been awarded the 2020 Eastern Region Art Educator Award. Kristi joined Davis in June of 2019, a...

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