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Mr. Matherne from Edgard LA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Year of Artist Exploration

Help me give my students essential mediums for the Art classroom, surfaces to work on and mediums to work with including boards to paint on, acrylic paints, color pencils, multimedia paper, glue guns, glue and charcoal.

  • $695 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a new Art Education teacher at the school. The school has one hundred and eighty students and is almost one hundred poercent African American.

I am looking forward to meeting my students this coming school year.

I wish to offer them the most I can, in a multitude of mediums. My goal as a teacher is to offer new and great experiences to students while also teaching them to appropriately express themselves. The community has a low family income rate, so I am hoping this helps to keep from financially burdening any student.

My Project

These materials are essential for the Art education classroom and would help to relieve financial stress from my students. These supplies would go far in the classroom and open a variety of possibilities for successful pieces. There will be assignments to help in the local community.

Helping my classes, you, as a donor, will be assisting students to learn how to appropriately express themselves and become more well-rounded individuals.

You will be helping students have new opportunities and make new discoveries in both identity and artistic craft. As a starting teacher, your help and kindness would be greatly appreciated.

Mr. Matherne
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
13217-1029 - Pre-Cut Foamboard - 18" x 24" x 3/16", White,2 sheets • Blick Art Materials $2.80 90 $252.00
00711-1049 - Blickrylic Student Acrylics - Basic Color Set, Pack of 6, Pints • Blick Art Materials $24.60 3 $73.80
22063-0249 - Blick Studio Artists Colored Pencil Set - Tin , Set of 24 • Blick Art Materials $18.76 3 $56.28
23810-1609 - Elmer''s Washable School Glue - Gallon, Clear • Blick Art Materials $23.19 2 $46.38
10209-1033 - Blick Sulphite Drawing Papers - 9" x 12", White, 500 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $12.21 2 $24.42
20072-0000 - Coates Premium Artist''s Willow Charcoal - Thin, Box of 25 • Blick Art Materials $7.88 3 $23.64
21590-1021 - Pentel Hi-Polymer Erasers - Pkg of 3 • Blick Art Materials $1.42 15 $21.30
23635-1010 - Surebonder Safety Fuse Glue Gun - High Temperature • Blick Art Materials $3.35 3 $10.05

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