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Ms. Ganzelli from Philadelphia PA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Art Class Positively Impacts Us...So We Need More Supplies!

My students need basic art supplies: glue, paint, air-dry clay, and working surfaces (paper/canvas).

  • $1,198 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Artist Ana Mendieta once stated, "I believe in the power of art to change lives." These words prove to be true for approximately 700 students enrolled in our school. For grades K-8th, Art class means energetic exploration, collaboration, and finding more than one solution to a problem.

Our students are some of the strongest and most innovative young people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing; with many of them never having a single art class in their past, they easily grasp mature concepts and techniques.

Since the school's opening in 2009, I have had the privilege to watch my students grow as individuals, experiment with new materials, and ultimately develop how they use art to communicate. We are a Title I school with many diverse learners from diverse backgrounds. Art provides our unique population with alternative ways of retaining knowledge, solving problems, and communicating ideas; additionally, it is the perfect vehicle to connect various academic disciplines and helps subjects like Math, Science, and Social Studies become more tangible and relevant. My students are not "one-size-fits-all" learners - they work best when challenged and have the freedom to experiment. They love collaborating, discussing contemporary art, and exploring other cultures.

My Project

Art empowers my students every day because its versatile nature means no one fails or gets left behind. It also allows students to help develop and define the curriculum with me to best suit needs and interests. Each year securing adequate funding for our art program gets more difficult, which has fortunately created a beautiful thing: incredible resourcefulness. We recycle, create works from found objects, and often work in groups to create one large project. However, with our unique population, limited funds often means limited experimentation. The materials I am requesting for our school will help replenish the most basic items (paint, glue, tape, etc.) needed in any art classroom. Currently, we are very limited on paint, drawing supplies, and adaptive tools. Materials on the purchase order will fund classes for the entire school (elementary and middle), including 2 art elective courses, and the after school Art Club members.

An art program without proper materials is equal to a car without wheels.

Donations will guarantee the program will run smoothly for the remainder of the year by providing all grades with the tools to create. My students demonstrate that creative arts are necessary to a well-rounded education, and in a district that continues to cut art programs from schools, they are beyond grateful ours remains. We are proof that Art changes lives - your support helps the positivity continue to grow.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CRAYOLA WSH MARKERS/200/CT • Blick Art Materials $71.36 1 $71.36
BLICK DRAWING PAPER/!N WHT 24X36 REAM 5OLB • Blick Art Materials $71.14 1 $71.14
BONEWARE RED CLAY/!F 50LB AIR HARDING • Blick Art Materials $40.79 1 $40.79
BLICK STUDENT TEMPRA/YLW GAL • Blick Art Materials $13.22 3 $39.66
BLICK STUDENT TEMPRA/WHT GAL • Blick Art Materials $13.22 3 $39.66
BLICK STUDENT TEMPRA/TURQ GAL • Blick Art Materials $13.22 3 $39.66
BLICK STUDENT TEMPRA/RED GAL • Blick Art Materials $13.22 3 $39.66
BLICK STUDENT TEMPRA/ORG GAL • Blick Art Materials $13.22 3 $39.66
EASEL CHEASEL 16X20 • School Specialty $4.65 7 $32.55
BLICK CANVAS/63INX3YD PRIMED • Blick Art Materials $31.77 1 $31.77
BLICK CLRD PENCILS/SCHOLASTIC 240/CLSPK • Blick Art Materials $28.01 1 $28.01
BLICK STUDENT TEMPRA/VLT GAL • Blick Art Materials $13.22 2 $26.44
BLICK STUDENT TEMPRA/GRN GAL • Blick Art Materials $13.22 2 $26.44
BLICK STUDENT TEMPRA/BLK GAL • Blick Art Materials $13.22 2 $26.44
ELMERS NR GLUE ALL/128OZ • Blick Art Materials $11.73 2 $23.46
C CLAMP/3IN • Blick Art Materials $4.64 5 $23.20
3M COMMERCIAL SPONGE/6INX4.2INX1.6IN • Blick Art Materials $1.97 10 $19.70
BRAYER HARD RUBBER ECONOMY • School Specialty $4.65 4 $18.60
BLICK GLUE/WASHABLE SCHOOL GAL • Blick Art Materials $9.18 2 $18.36
BLICK DRAWING PAPER/WHT 12X18 REAM 50LB • Blick Art Materials $17.29 1 $17.29
INTERTAPE MASK TAPE/24MMX60YD 1IN • Blick Art Materials $1.40 12 $16.80
PASTELS SQUARE STD SIZE SET OF 48 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $14.72 1 $14.72
Item Shipping/Handling Charges • Blick Art Materials $14.00 1 $14.00
BLICK STUDENT TEMPRA/BLU GAL • Blick Art Materials $13.22 1 $13.22
BLICKRYLIC/GRN OXID 64OZ • Blick Art Materials $12.78 1 $12.78
BLICKRYLIC/CBLT BLU 64OZ • Blick Art Materials $12.78 1 $12.78
BLICKRYLIC/CHRME YLW 64OZ • Blick Art Materials $12.78 1 $12.78
BLICKRYLIC/CHRME ORG 64OZ • Blick Art Materials $12.78 1 $12.78
BLICKRYLIC/BRNT SIENNA 64OZ • Blick Art Materials $12.78 1 $12.78
BLICKRYLIC/PHTHLO BLU 64OZ • Blick Art Materials $12.78 1 $12.78
BLICKRYLIC/PHTHLO GRN 64OZ • Blick Art Materials $12.78 1 $12.78
BLICKRYLIC/RAW SIENNA 64OZ • Blick Art Materials $12.78 1 $12.78
BLICKRYLIC/VENTN RED 64OZ • Blick Art Materials $12.78 1 $12.78
BLICKRYLIC/MARS BLK 64OZ • Blick Art Materials $12.78 1 $12.78
SUREBONDER GLUE GUN/ULTRA 60W DUAL • Blick Art Materials $10.49 1 $10.49
GLUE STICKS REG/4IN HOT 1LB • Blick Art Materials $4.71 2 $9.42
CONS.PPR-SMART STACK 12X18 PACK OF 150 • School Specialty $9.30 1 $9.30
BLICKRYLIC/MTLC GOLD QT • Blick Art Materials $9.13 1 $9.13
BLICKRYLIC/MTLC SLVR QT • Blick Art Materials $9.13 1 $9.13
FPC ADHESIVE/!H WATERPRF FLEXIBLE • Blick Art Materials $2.86 3 $8.58
CONST PPR 18X24 BLACK PACK OF 100 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $8.54 1 $8.54
BLICKRYLIC/ULTRA BLU QT • Blick Art Materials $6.77 1 $6.77
BLICKRYLIC/VLT QT • Blick Art Materials $6.77 1 $6.77
BLICKRYLIC/BLCKOUT WHT QT • Blick Art Materials $6.77 1 $6.77
RICHSN HVY DTY WIRE/CLAY CUTTER • Blick Art Materials $2.67 2 $5.34
CUP LID ART UTILITY 3.25 OZ PACK OF 125 • School Specialty $5.03 1 $5.03
CUP ART UTILITY 3.25 OZ PACK OF 125 • School Specialty $4.55 1 $4.55
BAUMGRTN DISPOSABLE/GLOVES S-M • Blick Art Materials $3.82 1 $3.82

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