The Davis Studio Series

The Davis Studio Series

Experience Painting

Experience Painting

Experience Painting offers a wide ranging view of painting’s diverse media, tools, and processes, including encaustics, street art, and nontraditional approaches that will inspire teachers and students alike. Dazzling fine art accompanies the clear, practical text; hands-on studio experiences with step-by-step photographs allow students to build skills sequentially and invite experimentation. Teacher material supports inquiry-based practice and connections to other subject areas. Accomplished student artwork, historical background, career guidance, and point-of-use instructional support round out this exciting new addition to the Davis Studio Series.
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Communicating through Graphic Design

Communicating through Graphic Design

Developed to address the needs of computer-based graphic design programs, as well as more traditional approaches, Communicating through Graphic Design offers a fresh, up-to-date look at one of the fastest-growing art career areas. This high school text, full of colorful designs by professionals and students, first hones students’ fundamental thinking and drawing skills, emphasizing knowledge of elements and principles, planning, and sketching with traditional media. Students then move on to specific areas of design, observing and analyzing exemplary works from a variety of designers past and present, and finding their own solutions to real-world design problems.
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Experience Clay

Experience Clay

This contemporary guide to clay techniques, tools, and traditions is as inspirational as it is practical. Supported by clear, step-by-step illustrations, this comprehensive resource details a range of handbuilding and wheel-throwing techniques and is a wonderful source for exploring ancient traditions and historic innovations in the world of ceramic art. From the properties of clay to decoration and firing, all information presented is shown against a rich backdrop of dynamic professional and student work.
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Focus on Photography

Focus on Photography

Focus on Photography takes teachers and their students into the 21st century with both traditional and digital photography and step-by-step explanations of darkroom-based and computer-based processes. This one-of-a-kind photography textbook is written in a clear, friendly style and is designed to be used flexibly to reach students at a range of ability levels.
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Experience Printmaking

Experience Printmaking

This complete program explores the four different processes of printmaking: relief, intaglio, planography, and serigraphy. Each chapter relates the rich history of printmaking processes to studios designed to benefit the beginning student as well as challenge the advanced student. This high school text, full of stunning examples of prints from the past and present, emphasizes students’ knowledge of elements and principles and puts it into practice. The many aspects of planning a print, creating an edition, and even making a process book are described in depth.
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Discovering Drawing

Discovering Drawing

With an emphasis on both technique and creativity, Discovering Drawing highlights the importance of discipline and self-expression in the essential skill of drawing. Students explore both realistic and expressive drawing techniques through stimulating hands-on studio opportunities. Master artworks, portfolio tips, interviews and profiles of professionals and connections to design make this the most comprehensive guide to drawing available for the unique demands of contemporary classrooms.
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Beginning Sculpture

Beginning Sculpture

This complete program explores traditional sculpting methods as well as the latest tools and techniques. It covers a diverse range of media. Studios are designed to enhance student learning and nurture self-discovery.
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