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2021/22 Davis Catalog

The 2021/22 Davis Catalog is packed with new titles and programs to keep you inspired and prepared whether you are teaching online, in a classroom, or using a hybrid model. Request a print copy today or browse through it online today!

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Get Your FREE Art Advocacy Planner

Every year, we create the Davis Monthly Planner, an Art Advocacy Planning Guide, to promote the importance of providing a quality art education for all K–12 students. We offer this resource to you free of charge to support your important work!

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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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Artmaking, Play, and Meaning Making

This new title in the Art Education in Practice Series explores the use of play as a method for provoking new ways of thinking. Play is often considered in terms of young children or as a diversion for older students, author Sydney Walker invites us to consider play as a productive agent that works to evoke diverse thought and challenges students to move beyond traditional artmaking.

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Media Arts Intensive

Get over 14 hours of professional development from wherever you are! Enjoy this engaging virtual learning opportunity on the topic of Media Arts! Be inspired by 34 sessions relevant to today’s classrooms and continue to learn at your own pace with access to all content for one year.

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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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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

The Visual Experience will engage your students with art in more personal and meaningful ways. This new edition provides teachers with an invaluable resource for introducing students to postmodern principles, creating, and responding to contemporary art, and digital and media arts. It will capture the attention of all your students with diverse contemporary art, more student voice and choice, and all-new studios.

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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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Professional Development

Davis now offers effective, engaging, and relevant professional learning developed by master art educators. Visit our Professional Development page to learn about our workshops and courses with ongoing coaching presented virtually or in person! We understand the need to refine your instructional practices. Make sure the courses you choose support your ultimate goal—to help students succeed.

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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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SchoolArts Collection: Early Childhood

Discover diverse lessons based on theoretic foundations common to the Reggio-Emilia approach and Choice-based and Play-based Art Education. Developed and taught by art teachers from around the country, these lessons reflect child-centered approaches to art education for young students that illustrate an exploratory approach to encountering artist’s tools, materials, and ways of working with an emphasis on discovery and creativity.

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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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Planner Submissions

Each year, we create a planning calendar full of artist birthdays, holidays, quotes, and advocacy and distribute it to art teachers all over the country during conferences and special events. The cover always showcases student artwork! How great would it be to see your students’ art used? Check out the link below to read the regulations and instructions to submit your student art for consideration.

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Artist Birthdays

Wondering if today is an artist’s birthday? Check our monthly calendar to find out. Can’t check back every day? That’s okay! We made it printable for you!

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