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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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Curricular Considerations in Contemporary Art Education

Coming Soon! The new self-paced course from Davis Professional Development explores strategies for keeping art content and assignments current and relevant. Receive ten hours of professional development with art educator Richard Kim as you rethink curriculum and develop new ways of encouraging students to make art that is authentic and truly their own. Dive into four modules that outline contemporary approaches for designing curricular components.

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2023/24 Davis Catalog

The Davis Catalog is packed with resources to help you showcase your students’ work and make their learning process VISIBLE! As you work on this goal throughout the year, we invite you to explore the many resources Davis provides. Discover the wide variety of digital and print instructional materials that support creative processes and student development. Request a print copy today or browse through it online today!

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RGB/CMY Digital Color Wheel

Coming Soon! Digital media is changing how we teach color theory and design methods. The RGB/CMY digital color wheel poster is a teaching tool based on the science of human vision. Developed to promote digital color understanding, this poster is designed to encourage exploration of color in the context of media arts.

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The Mindful Studio

Bring mindfulness and expressive arts practices to the classroom. This new book introduces mindfulness-based expressive arts practices to teachers. Discover a plethora of tools to offer students that will enhance their creative process and encourage them to be open to their emotional life.

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Experience Clay, Third Edition

Available in print and digital formats., the brand-new edition of Experience Clay highlights a wide variety of processes including hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques, firing, and mixed media. Encourage students to discover their unique styles and interests through ceramics. Each chapter provides an opportunity to engage students with nontraditional approaches with ceramics, career profiles, and all-new studio experiences filled with choice.

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Experience Art

Available in digital and print formats, Experience Art is filled with opportunities to build critical thinking skills as students make choices about what they create using contemporary and traditional approaches to artmaking. Using theme-based learning and organized around essential questions, this program is designed to help students express their ideas and feelings through meaningful artmaking and see themselves as part of the learning process.

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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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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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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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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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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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Get Your FREE Art Advocacy Planner

The 2023/24 Advocacy Planner will be available in April. Reserve your planner today, and we will ship them as soon as they are in stock.

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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.

Want to share this information? Download the flyer here.

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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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