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  • $1,082 goal

This project expired on July 4, 2008.

Ms. M.
Never Before Funded Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households
Never Before Funded

Classroom Library

My students need a classroom library with a wide variety of books such as "500 Bowls: Contemporary Explorations of a Timeless Design" and "How to Draw People" in our art room.

I teach art to middle school students in an inner city school district. When I first started working in this district, the classroom that I was given had many safety hazards, such as, 30 year old tables, art projects on the floor from years past; even no rulers. With the help of my principal I was able to get the classroom new tables, and bring the room back to a safe working environment. Now this year my goal, among many things, is to get a classroom library going for the children. It would serve as a great resource for them to investigate some of the worlds great artists, and help encourage them to be in charge of their own art making.

My students finish their art work at different times during a lesson. They are always asking me if they could read an art book instead of "free draw" I think reading would be much more beneficial for them during this time.

I need books to get a library started. I want books that have to do with art, but offer the children a way to understand the importance of reading across the curriculum.

With your help, my students and I can begin to intergrate art across other disciplines, such as language arts.

This project expired on July 4, 2008.

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ceramics Editorial Team Parramon's, Dolors Ros, Parramon's Editorial Team (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $26.99 1 $26.99
Graffiti L.A.: Street and Art Steve Grody, James Prigoff • Barnes and Noble $31.50 1 $31.50
Wall and Piece Banksy, Bansky • Barnes and Noble $28.00 1 $28.00
Graffiti World: Street Art from Five Continents Nicholas Ganz, Tristan Manco (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $28.00 1 $28.00
Keith Haring: Journey of the Radiant Baby Keith Haring (Illustrator), Manufactured by Bunker Hill Publishing • Barnes and Noble $35.95 1 $35.95
Keith Haring Alexandra Kulossa • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Cezanne Meyer Schapiro, Mike Cezanne (Photographer) • Barnes and Noble $22.45 1 $22.45
The Essential Vincent Van Gogh Ingrid Schaffner • Barnes and Noble $6.28 1 $6.28
Vincent's Colors: Words and Pictures by Vincent van Gogh Vincent van Gogh, Metropolitan Museum of Art Staff (Editor), Vincent van Gogh (Artist), Manufactured by The Metropolitan Museum of Art • Barnes and Noble $13.45 1 $13.45
Van Gogh Mike Venezia, Mike Venezia (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Monet Nathalia Brodskaia • Barnes and Noble $6.28 1 $6.28
The Mosaic Artist's Bible: 300 Traditional and Contemporary Designs Teresa Mills • Barnes and Noble $22.45 1 $22.45
Making Polymer Clay Beads: Step-by-Step Techniques for Creating Beautiful Ornamental Beads Carol Blackburn • Barnes and Noble $22.45 1 $22.45
The Essential Guide to Mold Making & Slip Casting Andrew Martin • Barnes and Noble $22.45 1 $22.45
Setting Up Your Ceramic Studio: Ideas and Plans from Working Artists Virginia Scotchie • Barnes and Noble $16.15 1 $16.15
Alternative Kilns and Firing Techniques: Raku, Saggar, Pit, Barrel James C. Watkins, Paul Wandless, Paul Andrew Wandless • Barnes and Noble $13.45 1 $13.45
Handmade Tiles: Designing * Making * Decorating (A Lark Ceramics Book) Frank Giorgini • Barnes and Noble $17.95 1 $17.95
500 Cups: Ceramic Explorations of Utility and Grace Suzanne J. E. Tourtillott (Editor), Lark Books Staff • Barnes and Noble $22.45 1 $22.45
500 Bowls: Contemporary Explorations of a Timeless Design (A Lark Ceramics Book) Suzanne Tourtillott (Editor), Lark • Barnes and Noble $22.45 1 $22.45
Picasso: 200 Masterpieces from 1898 to 1972 Bernice Rose, Pablo Picasso, Bernard Ru Picasso, Berna4d Ruiz Picasso (Editor), Bernice Rose (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $24.98 1 $24.98
Picasso Mike Venezia, Mike Venezia (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
The Jewish Lights Book of Classroom Activities: Simple and Seasonal Projects for Teachers and Students Danielle Dardashti, Roni Sarig, Avi Katz • Barnes and Noble $17.99 1 $17.99
From Pumpkin Time to Valentines: Sneaking Language Arts Strategies into Holiday Celebrations Susan Ohanian • Barnes and Noble $19.80 1 $19.80
Art for All Seasons Susie Alexander, Wendy Chang (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.69 1 $11.69
Hands-On Art Activities for the Elementary Classroom: Seasonal, Holiday, and Design Activities for Grades K-5 Jude Cataldo, Jud&#233 Cataldo, Judi Cataldo • Barnes and Noble $26.95 1 $26.95
Follow-the-Directions Art Activities: 20 Easy Seasonal Projects With Step-by-Step Instructions and Templates That Give Kids Practice in Reading and Following Directions Teresa Cornell Cornell, Amy Weaver • Barnes and Noble $11.69 1 $11.69
Calligraphy: A Complete Lettering Kit for Beginners Walter Foster Publishing, Eugene Metcalf, Arthur Newhall, Eugene Metcalf (Illustrator), Arthur Newall (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.45 1 $13.45
How to Draw Faces Barbara Soloff Levy • Barnes and Noble $2.65 1 $2.65
How to Draw People Barbara Soloff Levy, E. Ed. Levy • Barnes and Noble $2.65 1 $2.65
Art Activity Packs: Picasso Mila Boutan, Chronicle Books • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Art for Kids: Cartooning: The Only Cartooning Book You'll Ever Need to Be the Artist You've Always Wanted to Be Art Roche • Barnes and Noble $16.15 1 $16.15
Christmas in New York: A Pop-Up Book Chuck Fischer • Barnes and Noble $28.00 1 $28.00
175 Easy-to-do Everyday Crafts Sharon Dunn Umnik (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
The Art Book for Children Gilda Williams Ruggi (Editor), Gilda Williams Ruggi • Barnes and Noble $17.95 1 $17.95
How to Teach Art to Children Tanya Skelton • Barnes and Noble $19.79 1 $19.79
Essential Fashion Illustrations: Poses Maite Lafuente (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $31.50 1 $31.50
Draw Fashion Models! Lee Hammond • Barnes and Noble $13.49 1 $13.49
Fashion Sketchbook Bina Abling • Barnes and Noble $65.45 1 $65.45
How to Draw Holiday Pictures Barbara Soloff Levy • Barnes and Noble $2.65 1 $2.65
How to Draw Caricatures, Vol. 1 Lenn Redman • Barnes and Noble $17.05 1 $17.05
How to Draw Sea Creatures Robin Lee Makowski (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.38 1 $5.38
How to Draw Cats Barbara Soloff Levy • Barnes and Noble $2.65 1 $2.65
How to Draw Storybook Characters Barbara Soloff Levy, Barbara Soloff-Levy • Barnes and Noble $2.65 1 $2.65
How to Draw/1, Vol. 1 Walter T. Foster • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
How to Draw Horses Lucy Smith, Chris Chapman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
How to Draw Lettering Judy Tatchell, Carol Varley • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
How to Draw Aquarium Animals Barbara Soloff Levy • Barnes and Noble $2.65 1 $2.65
How to Draw Funny Faces Barbara Soloff Levy, E. Ed. Levy • Barnes and Noble $2.65 1 $2.65

Materials cost

$773.18

Vendor shipping charges

$77.32

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$19.33

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$887.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$194.71

Total project goal

$1,081.71

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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This project will reach 900 students.

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