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Mrs. Tamura from Spokane WA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

3-D Art Portfolios with Fashion and Flair

Help me give my students a glue gun, balloons and other items for the opportunity to create fantastic Advance Placement portfolios with depth!

  • $214 goal

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My Students

My 3-D Fashion Design students are incredibly creative and I am continually amazed with the ingenuity they demonstrate as they develop pieces for their 3D Art Portfolios. As a teacher in a school considered low-income/high poverty, my students face challenges in and out of the classroom. Each year it is my goal to help students make their portfolio vision a reality by providing them with the supplies they need to create a series of designs that allow them to truly express their incredible talent! With a limited budget, I do not want the challenge of poverty or district funding to deter my students from the opportunity to create a portfolio worthy of scoring

I am reaching out to DonorsChoose to seek funding for miscellaneous supplies to help my students enhance their portfolios.

Each student has chosen a single idea in which they will develop a series of fashionable designs to demonstrate their perspective/vision of their intended focus. With your help each student will be able to put their unique spin on one of the following topics: domestic violence, pop culture, culture, movies with life significance, brand names, and classical horror movies (to name a few).

My Project

My Advance Placement 3D Studio Art Fashion Design students have selected a broad range of ideas for the concentration section of their portfolios. We typically use glue guns/glue sticks to put their designs together; with a class of 24, additional supplies are needed.

Whether it is an expression of pop culture, domestic violence, movies with life significance, or party supplies, students in my class with showcase their work using the supplies requested.

A simple butterfly mask will be used as a vehicle to showcase the pain a domestic violence victim feels on the inside, while the outside of the mask expresses none of the trauma they are feeling. Balloons can express joy and sadness as they inflate and deflate. Each item in our supply list just touches the surface of how my students will express their ideas through their fashionable designs.

Mrs. Tamura
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tablemate Helium Quality Latex Balloon, 12 Assorted Colors, 144/Pack • Staples Advantage $26.29 1 $26.29
Surebonder High Temperature Mini Glue Gun • Staples Advantage $4.65 5 $23.25
Amscan Pearlized Latex Balloons Packaged, 12'', 3/Pack, New Purple, 72 Per Pack (113251.106) • Staples Advantage $19.69 1 $19.69
JAM Paper Party Balloons, Bright Birthday Mix, 36/Pack (377834398A) • Staples Advantage $17.99 1 $17.99
07016-1003-Fredrix Paint-a-Shape Canvas Panels - Butterflies, Pkg of 3 • Blick Art Materials $2.97 5 $14.85
Staples Brights Multipurpose Paper, 24 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Assorted, 500/Ream (20201) • Staples Advantage $11.70 1 $11.70
61761-1002-Creativity Street Pulp Mask - 7" x 7", Butterfly • Blick Art Materials $1.76 5 $8.80
Dixon 3 1/2" Pre-sharpened Golf Pencils, #2 Soft, 144/Box • Staples Advantage $5.78 1 $5.78

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