2023/24 Catalog

Showcasing students’ creative process from planning to development helps people SEE the value of art education. Its importance and purpose become VISIBLE. The resources you use should support this!

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You, your methods, ideas, and strategies are the best contemporary resource available to your fellow art educators. Share your expertise and get published in SchoolArts!

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K12ArtChat the podcast

A podcast for K–12 art educators interested in the latest education innovations and resources. You’ll find tips, tools, and inspiration to keep you connected and moving forward.

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SchoolArts Magazine

Written by and for art educators. This trusted resource promotes excellence and innovation, art advocacy, and professional support for K–12 art educators.

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K–12 Lessons and Resources

Online and in-print resources and curriculum that encourage students to stretch beyond a single idea and keep creation and exploration at the center of art class.

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Committed to Art Educators

Whether you need a complete curriculum or are looking for resources to supplement your existing program—turn to Davis. You face new demands every year. Our materials are specifically designed to support you and your increasingly diverse needs.

K–12 Art Curriculum

Flexible art education resources to meet the needs of every art teacher.

Elementary/Early Childhood

Check out Explorations in Art for an exemplary foundation in the visual arts, Creative Minds for innovative K–5 afterschool programs, and Resource Books to inspire teachers and support emerging artists.

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Middle School

Learn about our two core programs that support Middle School students: Experience Art and Exploring Visual Design. Add to your professional development with our award-winning Resource Books.

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High School

Learn about The Visual Experience or Exploring Visual Design for Art I, and the Davis Studio Series, along with our Resource Books designed for the high-school art educator.

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State Specific Resources

Find state-specific adoption resources and information, including state correlations to our textbooks and evaluation resources. Information is included on each program in both print and digital formats.

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Davis Digital

Davis Digital provides the K–12 Curriculum from Davis Publications online! It’s perfect for remote, traditional, and hybrid classroom environments. The Davis Digital platform allows students and teachers remote or in-class access to lessons, fine art images, videos, and Portfolios from any computer or tablet with an Internet connection. Easily work from home, the classroom, a computer lab, or any combination!

Wondering about the technical requirements? Consult our technical information page.

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eBooks

eBooks

Zoom in on images; search for keywords, such as an artist, element, or principle; and share lessons with parents, colleagues, and supervisor; and much more!

Portfolios

Portfolios

Made for and by art educators, these easy-to-use, intuitive portfolios are perfect for beginners, students, and teachers who have been using portfolios for years!

Lessons

Lessons

The Curriculum Builder helps you customize each lesson, with one convenient place for filing lessons from Davis eBooks, along with your own images, videos, links, and more.

Davis Art Images

Davis Art Images

Choose from more than 35,000 fine art images! Search by artist, culture, medium, element or principle, art movement, theme, and more. Easily compare and contrast any two images.

Student Accounts

Student Accounts

Your students can search through their eBooks, create their own portfolios, check out images you’ve selected for them to review, or research the complete image library.

SchoolArts Magazine

SchoolArts Magazine

The digital version of SchoolArts allows you to search current and past issues by keyword; to share articles and lessons with colleagues; and to easily zoom in on artworks.

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The Latest in School Arts

Choice

April 2024

Art teachers present a variety of lessons that emphasize student choice and the Teaching for Artistic Behavior (TAB) approach. Students work in groups to create a project using unfinished artwork; participate in an afterschool TAB program based on the Studio Habits of Mind; use the concept of the lighthouse to create personal pieces that honor who or what inspires them; embrace brainstorming and media exploration through sketchbook art journals; and more.

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Mindfulness

Mindfulness

March 2024
Design

Design

January / February 2024
Media Arts

Media Arts

December 2023

What’s New

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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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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Restorative Practices in Education through the Arts

Coming Soon! Discover practical examples and strategies that deal with the rise in stress and trauma in youth and adults across K16 classrooms and community settings. Through a collection of essays from experts in the field, this new title edited by Lisa Kay, Donalyn Heise, and Beverly Johns investigates the myriad of ways the arts address trauma-related issues with a particular focus on healing beyond adversity.

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Ethical Decision-Making in Art Education

Coming Soon! Gain a deeper understanding of how beliefs, values, and morals form the cornerstone of ethical decision-making practice in Art Educator’s professional lives. Grounded in ethics research, this book will help readers develop ethical decision-making strategies that are crucial for practitioners.

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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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Curator's Corner

Gem of the Month: Paul Sérusier

Apr, 9 2024 | Karl Cole

The “schools” of Pont-Aven and Le Pouldu in Brittany, France, were artist colonies even before the “star,” Paul Gauguin (1848–1903), showed up in 1886 and 1889, respectiv...

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Curator's Corner

National Garden Month: Amer Fort

Apr, 1 2024 | Karl Cole

I can’t think of a more appropriate month for National Garden Month than April, when we are fresh from winter and want to go outside and see flowers. April was first declared National Garden Mon...

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Curator's Corner

Documenting Child Labor: Jacob Riis

Mar, 25 2024 | Karl Cole

If we think that only adult women have played an important role in American history, then we are sadly mistaken. Before child labor laws were passed in the United States (1 September 1916), young wome...

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