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Ms. Ford from Houston TX is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Amazing Artists

My students need art supplies such as 3-D glasses, gyotaku 3-D fish and animals, paintbrushes and an art video to aid in learning art, math and science concepts.

  • $540 goal

This project expired on February 21, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Many of our students don't have the minimal art supplies such as crayons, scissors and extra paper at home. Their only opportunity to create art and further their right brain thinking is by having an art program at school that challenges their creativity and exposes them to cultural diversity.

I teach K-5th grade Large Group Art to about 937 students.

I integrate reading, math, science and social studies in all lessons. About 5% of our students are in special education, nearly 75 % of our students are socially and economically disadvantaged. We have students who are in foster care, homeless, others have parents who have died or are in prison. School is their safe haven where they get to flourish and not worry about the problems at home. We are planning on having a community art exhibit at our school to encourage unity through our diversity. The more we learn about our world the more we learn about ourselves and our possibilities.

My Project

This year we are exploring creating 3D artworks using color theory, perspective, techniques and applications. We plan on holding a 3-D art show to share a cultural evening with students and families in our community. We have a diverse group of ethnicites that learn the value of positive interactions with people from other cultures when we convene together. This show is very important to us. We will be studying cool and warm colors and how the brain sees color in 3-D. We will be using the special 3-D holographic glasses. Our brushes are 8 years old and have literally fallen apart preventing us from painting. We would like to explore the Japanese printmaking art form called Gyotaku and would like to order a set of fish and animals that we will paint, print, and add details to with our new paint brushes. This is a great project to do with our special education students too. Please help us to help ourselves become great artists!

We have students who need art to be successful citizens as this is the talent that has been given to them.

Some of our students use art as a form of communication and expression. Finally the joy of having completed something well when nothing else in your day is going right is priceless. Thanks again.

Ms. Ford
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
GLASSES 3D PACK OF 10 • School Specialty $8.54 11 $93.94
BRUSHES ZIP N'CLOSE FIRM BONE TAKLON SET OF 12 • School Specialty $10.44 4 $41.76
MULTICURL VIDEO/VISABLE MAN DVD • Blick Art Materials $30.56 1 $30.56
BRUSH GOLDEN TAKLON VALUE PACK SET OF 10 • School Specialty $6.45 5 $32.25
GYOTAKU FISH FORMS/STAR FISH • Blick Art Materials $10.08 2 $20.16
GYOTAKU FISH FORMS/PAINTED TURTLE • Blick Art Materials $14.15 2 $28.30
GYOTAKU FISH FORMS/BASS • Blick Art Materials $12.10 1 $12.10
GYOTAKU FISH FORMS/FLOUNDER • Blick Art Materials $12.10 2 $24.20
GYOTAKU FISH FORMS/BLUE GILL • Blick Art Materials $12.10 1 $12.10
GYOTAKU FISH FORMS/TROUT • Blick Art Materials $12.10 1 $12.10
GYOTAKU FISH FORMS/ALLIGATOR • Blick Art Materials $11.53 1 $11.53
GYOTAKU FISH FORMS/SEA HORSE • Blick Art Materials $7.12 1 $7.12

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