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Mr. Pedigo from Miami FL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

An Artist as an Author Journaling Through Drawing

Help me give my students (30) Artist Series Sketchbook and (30) Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencil sets to explore art and the creative process.

  • $773 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

All children are artists, Pablo Picasso famously quoted. My students are artists. They are creative, imaginative and full of energy! My students love to experiment with new art mediums and think outside the box. They come to each week to our art club excited and ready to unleash their creativity, and they blow my mind every week!

Our hand selected art club students thrive on independent originality.

They constantly push the boundaries of everyday storytelling by creating personalized accounts through picture representation. Utilizing their combined skills and imagination to narrate through drawings and color.

Many of my students have been a part of my art class since kindergarten and I am so proud of their growth and love of visual art. They are an amazing group, and I am so lucky and thankful to have my artistic learners that are excited and ready to create each and every day!

My Project

Our Art Club Members will each maintain an Art Sketch Journal to narrate and depict everyday accounts through their individual style and drawings. Members will be prompted to journal on related "real world" topics in order to compare individuality as well as overlapping environmental themes. Different artists portraying related life events using diverse talents and designs.

By donating to our project you will greatly help to promote creativity and the growth of our young artists!

My students love to sketch, design and create. The students will journal through pictures and words, creating vibrant and stylized images with a unique twist.

Mr. Pedigo
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
20508-1209-Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencil Tin Box Set - Tin Box, Set of 12 • Blick Art Materials $12.57 30 $377.10
10350-1011-Canson Artist Series Sketchbook- 11" x 8-1/2", 108 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $8.02 30 $240.60

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