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elementary
afterschool art curriculum
 
Creative Minds—Out of School
Creative Minds—Out of School is an exciting new program created to engage K–5 children in high-quality art exploration and art-making in afterschool and out-of-school time settings. Creative Minds is designed to create an environment that builds each child’s confidence in his or her own creative abilities, and foster respect for the creative abilities of classmates. 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 art curriculum grade six
 
Explorations in Art, Grade 6 (Print and Digital Textbooks)
Explorations in Art truly sets a new standard in K–6 art programs, with more studios, more fine art images, more art criticism based on images—both fine art and student artwork—and more student artwork than any other K–6 program.
digital art curriculum elementary
 
Explorations in Art, Elementary (Digital)
With Davis Digital’s intuitive eBooks, you can easily find lessons, view thumbnails of every page in the books, or conduct a search by artist, concept, or keyword. The zoom allows you to magnify any page up to 300%.
middle school
design art curriculum
 
Exploring Visual Design (Print and Digital Textbooks)
The Fourth Edition of Exploring Visual Design: The Elements and Principles 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.
digital art curriculum middle school
 
Explorations in Art, Middle School (Digital)
With Davis Digital’s intuitive eBooks, you can easily find lessons, view thumbnails of every page in the books, or conduct a search by artist, concept, or keyword. The zoom allows you to magnify any page up to 300%.
Explorations in Art Middle School Textbooks  
Explorations in Art, Middle School
(Printed Books)
Explorations in Art, Middle School 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 curriculum. A wide range of dynamic studio activities focuses on issues and ideas of particular interest to the middle school age group.
high school
two- and three-dimensional media art projects
 
Engaging the Adolescent Mind (Digital)
Engage students through visual problem solving with thought-provoking studio experiences designed to encourage personal expression. Each studio includes objectives, a technical challenge, and reflection opportunities.
clay high school art digital curriculum
 
Experience Clay (Digital)
This contemporary guide to clay techniques, tools, and traditions is as inspirational as it is practical. Supported by clear, step-by-step illustrations, this comprehensive resource details a range of handbuilding and wheel-throwing techniques and is a wonderful source for exploring ancient traditions and historic innovations in the world of ceramic art. From the properties of clay to decoration and firing, all information presented is shown against a rich backdrop of dynamic professional and student work.
clay high school art curriculum
 
Experience Clay (Printed Books)
This contemporary guide to clay techniques, tools, and traditions is as inspirational as it is practical. Supported by clear, step-by-step illustrations, this comprehensive resource details a range of handbuilding and wheel-throwing techniques and is a wonderful source for exploring ancient traditions and historic innovations in the world of ceramic art. From the properties of clay to decoration and firing, all information presented is shown against a rich backdrop of dynamic professional and student work.
design art curriculum
 
Exploring Visual Design (Print and Digital Textbooks)
The Fourth Edition of Exploring Visual Design: The Elements and Principles 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.
The Visual Experience Davis Digital art textbook and e-Portfolio
 
The Visual Experience (Digital)
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 program. The new Third Edition includes 45 all-new studio activities from Ken Vieth, many modeled by him in the accompanying Studio in Action video and DVD. A dynamic set of ancillary materials, including step-by-step support for art criticism, history, aesthetics, and artmaking, make this program a best seller!
graphic design high school art digital curriculum
 
Communicating through Graphic Design (Digital)
Developed to address the needs of computer-based graphic design programs, as well as more traditional approaches, Communicating through Graphic Design offers a fresh, up-to-date look at one of the fastest-growing art career areas. This high school text, full of colorful designs by professionals and students, first hones students’ fundamental thinking and drawing skills, emphasizing knowledge of elements and principles, planning, and sketching with traditional media. Students then move on to specific areas of design, observing and analyzing exemplary works from a variety of designers past and present, and finding their own solutions to real-world design problems.
graphic design high school art curriculum
 
Communicating through Graphic Design (Printed Books)
Developed to address the needs of computer-based graphic design programs, as well as more traditional approaches, Communicating through Graphic Design offers a fresh, up-to-date look at one of the fastest-growing art career areas. This high school text, full of colorful designs by professionals and students, first hones students’ fundamental thinking and drawing skills, emphasizing knowledge of elements and principles, planning, and sketching with traditional media. Students then move on to specific areas of design, observing and analyzing exemplary works from a variety of designers past and present, and finding their own solutions to real-world design problems.
printmaking art curriculum high school
 
Experience Printmaking
This complete program explores the four different processes of printmaking: relief, intaglio, planography, and serigraphy. Each chapter relates the rich history of printmaking processes to studios designed to benefit the beginning student as well as challenge the advanced student. This high school text, full of stunning examples of prints from the past and present, emphasizes students’ knowledge of elements and principles and puts it into practice. The many aspects of planning a print, creating an edition, and even making a process book are described in depth.
resource books
Differentiated Instruction
 
Differentiated Instruction (Print and Digital)
In this book, Heather Fountain explores the origins of Differentiated Instruction and provides detailed explanations of the benefits of this well-researched approach to teaching. Using clear, direct language and examples from real classrooms and her own considerable experience, the author guides readers through the necessary background, into curriculum development and implementation, and right through to making DI a resounding success, both in the art classroom and in the wider school community.
Art Education in Practice Series
 
Art Education in Practice Series (Digital)
The Art Education in Practice Series is the single most comprehensive source for superior content in teacher education and professional development. Each contributor to this series is a nationally known expert on theory and practice in art education. This series is available in print or digital format.
teaching children to draw
 
Teaching Children to Draw
Marjorie and Brent Wilson’s classic guide for teachers and parents has been expanded and updated. The new version details the artworks children make as three types, drawing on their own, teacher-initiated playful and game-like drawing activities, and adults and children drawing together. This book suggests what adults can do and say to help children go beyond where they would on their own, such as observation of how the three types of drawing influence each other.
Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education
 
Insights and Inspirations from Reggio Emilia
This book of essays, edited by Lella Gandini, Susan Etheredge, and Lynn Hill, explores the ideas and practices of a method of early childhood learning developed in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Contributors from all over North America have written about their experiences with this philosophy in practice in infant-toddler centers and preschools.
SchoolArts magazine
fine art digital images
 
Looking and Learning Fine Art Digital Image Sets
Fine Art Images for the K–12 Classroom
 
Extend the artwork in SchoolArts magazine’s all-new Looking and Learning feature each month. Davis Art Images is offering additional images to support the lessons and concepts introduced in the magazine.
 
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