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Mrs. Kruger from Visalia CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Art Around the World: Africa

Help me give my students Roylco African Masks and Kwik Stix tempera paints.

  • $594 goal

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My Students

I am lucky enough to teach art to about 500 students from first to sixth grade at our school. I have learned from the students that they are ALL capable of doing amazing work and that I can teach the same lesson to my first graders that I teach to my sixth graders, they all like to do the projects and learn about Art History in the process.

The best part about what the students learn about themselves through art is that they are individuals, and that even though they get the same directions as all of their classmates, their work won’t look exactly like anybody else’s.

They get to see that they are unique like a fingerprint and take pride in that individuality. There is nothing better than the look of accomplishment on a child's face!

My Project

For the first time in our art class, we will be shifting gears and instead of learning about different artists in history, we will learn about art around the world and the impact that art has had through the years in various cultures. This lesson is based on African mask making and the expressive symbolism used on the masks. Students will be able to create their own symbols and expressions to represent themselves and what they want others to see in them.

Art education creates a positive climate in schools and helps students develop creative problem-solving skills.

They realize that they are unique and their artwork is one of a kind, even when they are all doing the same project with the same directions. I believe by adding the cultural aspect to art education, our students will connect with their artwork even more than they ever have.

Students are fascinated by the many different styles and mediums of art and love to emulate them, and I believe that teaching them about the different cultures and the impact art has had on them will help students relate to art at a more personal level.

Mrs. Kruger
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
61130-1001 - Roylco African Masks - Blank Masks, 11" x 15", Pkg of 20 • Blick Art Materials $9.19 26 $238.94
00082-1096 - Kwik Stix Tempera Paint - Primary Colors, Set of 96 • Blick Art Materials $63.32 3 $189.96

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