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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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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 new 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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Making Artists

A comprehensive look at how and why a student-directed classroom is essential for the development of the student artist in the 21st century. Making Artists picks up where The Open Art Room left off, covering issues and situations choice teachers encounter as they design their program. This text provides tested methods for working through specific situations including room design, material handling, student ideation, production, and assessment. Additionally, you will enjoy a new set of unit and lesson plans to implement as you develop student-directed classrooms.

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Rules for Making Artists Poster

In her new book, Making Artists, co-authored with Ian Sands, Melissa Purtee lays out her method for teaching students with a range of abilities how to work as independent artists. Created as a companion to that book, this poster is the perfect piece to adorn your walls and show your students that art opens a world of opportunity for them!

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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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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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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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Collaborative Tape Art

Create collaborative art experiences for your students. With tape art, you build confidence and motivate them to develop innovative solutions to design challenges.

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PiktoTape is the first ever tape designed specifically for drawing. Created with the help of professional tape artists, PiktoTape is the best tape for creating large-scale, collaborative murals on walls—indoors and out!

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Davis Select

Products created by artists and authors to inspire, educate, and move people in ways only Art can. Visit the Davis Select pages and discover curated items that have been hand selected for their unique ability to illustrate creativity and artistic expression.

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Art Education Funding Webinar

Learn the steps to effectively apply for grants, and download resources for completing the application.

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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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