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K–12 Curriculum

Early Childhood


Explorations in Art, 2nd Edition, Kindergarten

By Cathy Weisman Topal

You’ll love teaching Kindergarten with this child-centered, carefully structured program. Experience, along with your students, the delight of discovering materials, developing skills, and inventing new ways to create. Field-tested, effective classroom management techniques are included in each lesson. Inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach, students naturally connect to concepts across the curriculum, from discovering the parts of insects and other animals to thinking about and designing buildings and communities.

Creative Minds—After School

Creative Minds—After School is an exciting program created to engage K–5 children in high-quality art exploration and artmaking in afterschool and out-of-school time settings. Each lesson is developed to strengthen arts-based, inquiry-based teaching skills and be easily used by educators, regardless of their previous art experience.

Elementary


Explorations in Art, 2nd Edition, Grades 1–6

By Marilyn G. Stewart

Explorations in Art, 1–6, 2nd Edition, is the most comprehensive resource for 1–6 art educators, with learning focused on Big Ideas and Essential Questions; brilliant fine art images from around the globe and across time, including some of the most exciting and innovative 21st century artists; engaging process-based studios; STEAM explorations, and meaningful literacy and STEM connections that complement art instruction. A focus on inquiry, artist as researcher, and choice ensures that students are fully engaged in their learning.

Creative MindsAfter School

Creative Minds—After School is an exciting program created to engage K–5 children in high-quality art exploration and art-making in afterschool and out-of-school time settings. Each lesson is developed to strengthen arts-based, inquiry-based teaching skills and be easily used by educators, regardless of their previous art experience.

Middle School


Explorations in Art, Middle School

Explorations in Art provides the type of relevant, engaging learning that is so critical to motivating the middle school/junior high student. We know that hands-on learning is the foundation of the middle school art program. A wide range of dynamic studio activities focuses on issues and ideas of particular interest to the middle school age group.

Exploring Visual Design

The Fourth Edition of Exploring Visual Design is a dynamic introduction to the building blocks of art. Each chapter focuses on a different element or principle of design, including: line, shape and form, balance, and movement and rhythm

High School


The Visual Experience

The Visual Experience is the leading art appreciation program in the country, with more images of student artwork, art by women artists, and contemporary and multicultural art than any comparable high school art program.

The Davis Studio Series

The popular Davis Studio Series fits art teachers’ diverse instructional needs, teaching styles, and classroom configurations, while encouraging students to explore their own unique styles and interests.

Titles include: Communicating through Graphic Design, Experience Clay, Focus on Photography, Experience Printmaking, Discovering Drawing, Beginning Sculpture, Exploring Painting.

Discovering Art History

This new edition of Discovering Art History is an in-depth, comprehensive approach to art. The program includes an extensive survey of Western art, studies of non-Western art, as well as an introduction to art appreciation.

Exploring Visual Design

The Fourth Edition of Exploring Visual Design is a dynamic introduction to the building blocks of art. Each chapter focuses on a different element or principle of design, including: line, shape and form, balance, and movement and rhythm.

Drawing Assessment Program

Take the mystery out of realistic drawing for your students with the Drawing Assessment Program. A set of five extra-large wall charts uses a four-level, 20-point rubric to help students self-assess and monitor their growth in proficient, realistic drawing.