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  • $488 goal

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Ms. Gilliam
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 14 donors
  • $0 still needed

Art at our Fingertips!

My students need 18 art resource books, from "Dynamic Light and Shading" to "Amazing Origami".

My middle school art class is often my students' first experience in an art classroom, as Boston Public has cut visual arts from the curriculum. However, my students have incredibly open and curious minds! Our public charter school brings together the best of the east and the west: high expectations along with a focus on the individual student. Art is seen as an essential component to a well-rounded citizen.

While my students' lack of exposure to art can manifest itself as a freshness of mind, it can also lead to a lack of confidence or disengagement. I must combat this will RELEVANT art exposure!

In order to bridge the knowledge gap, I have compiled an inspiring and extensive collection of art books to supplement our small classroom library. A multicultural range of artists have been selected, from various ethnicities, nationalities, genders, art movements, and eras.

Your help will give my students the much needed privilege of art exposure. Many of my students love art and the creativity and expression it allows. Help to inspire them further! Thank you!

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Manga Mania: How to Draw Japanese Comics • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $17.95 1 $17.95
Dynamic Light and Shade • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $19.95 1 $19.95
The Encyclopedia of Origami • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $27.95 1 $27.95
21st Century Art Prints • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $29.95 1 $29.95
How to Draw Lettering • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $5.95 1 $5.95
Fashion Artist: Drawing Techniques to Portfolio Presentation Sandra Burke • Barnes and Noble $26.95 1 $26.95
Fashion Sketchbook Bina Abling • Barnes and Noble $65.45 1 $65.45
The Art of Animal Drawing: Construction, Action Analysis, Caricature Ken Hultgren, Hultgren • Barnes and Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
Decorative Alphabets and Initials Alexander Nesbitt (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
Script and Cursive Alphabets: 100 Complete Fonts (Dover Pictorial Archive Series) Selected by Dan X. Solo, Dan X. Solo, Solotype Typographers, Arranged by Dan X. Solo • Barnes and Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
Anime Mania Book • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $17.95 1 $17.95
Amazing Origami • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $9.95 1 $9.95
Draw Series - Grassland Animals • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $8.99 1 $8.99
How Artists See Feelings Book • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $12.95 1 $12.95
The Usborne Book of Art Skills • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $19.99 1 $19.99
Basic Jewelry Making Techniques Book • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $24.99 1 $24.99
The Art of Jewelry: Paper Jewelry Book • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $24.95 1 $24.95
Tessellations: The History and Making of Symmetrical Designs • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $14.95 1 $14.95

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This project will reach 150 students.

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