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Mrs. Bersohn from Brooklyn NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Quality Art Program Deserves Quality Materials

My students need quality art materials to create artwork that goes beyond drawing and a computer to research projects and gather reference images.

  • $1,989 goal

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My Students

My student population is a diverse one, but all of my students have overcome obstacles and have made it to this school because they saw value in education as a means to succeed in life.

Our school, located in Brooklyn, NY, has high ratings for student achievement and prepares students for college and life beyond, but not because our students have it easy, most of my students in fact receive government assistance for school lunches.

We don't have a large budget as a school, and I do not feel comfortable burdening my students and their parents with having to buy many art supplies or fund the new art program I am starting.

Students who have overcome achievement gaps and statistics that cast negative shadows on their success, should be rewarded for their efforts and should have equal access to a great art education.

My Project

This year my students came in excited to create paintings and sculptures and not just draw, and I am excited to give them these opportunities. However, with so many students and a shoe string budget it is hard to gather enough materials for all.

These quality art materials, will give students the opportunity to advance their art making and allow them to explore the types of art they want to make, rather than the type we can afford.

With plaster we can make sculpture, with canvas we can make paintings, with rubber we can make prints, and with a computer we can research art and gather source images. With your help I can expose my students to new art forms and galvanize their life long interest in art.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple MacBook Air MD711LL/B 11.6-Inch Laptop (4GB RAM, 128 GB HDD,OS X Mavericks) (Certified Refurbished) • Amazon Business $637.81 1 $637.81
34134-1800 - Blick Plaster Cloth, Hobby Craft Plaster - 4" x 5 yards, Roll • Blick Art Materials $5.09 90 $458.10
40419-1004 - Speedball Speedy-Cut Carving Block - 4" x 5-1/2" • Blick Art Materials $2.95 98 $289.10
07015-1005 - Blick Economy Canvas Panels - 11" x 14", Class Pack of 24 • Blick Art Materials $32.87 4 $131.48
40211-1001 - Speedball Linoleum Cutter Handle - Red • Blick Art Materials $3.00 10 $30.00

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