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Mrs. McCarthy from Ekron KY is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Art Heals

Help me give my students the gift of an amazing art education today!

  • $839 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Sadly the arts are being taken out of public education. My dream was to become an art teacher but it is a dying profession. So, my way to make sure the students at my school still get exposed to the arts was to start an afterschool art program.

Art brings confidence and a creative outlet for children.

I am currently a 4th-grade teacher and every year so many students in my class want to express themselves through art. I have always encouraged it but with so much focus being put on the reading and math curriculum, there is very little time for my students to express themselves.

My Project

Art expands a child's creativity. Art provides a new set of skills for self-expression and communication. Not only does art help to develop the right side of the brain, but it also cultivates important skills that benefit a child's development.

Art is a source of confidence in a child that may struggle in other areas of education.

I feel that it is important to show my students all different aspects of art such as painting, sketching, watercolors, perspective, cross-hatching, stippling, and most of all just being creative and using their feelings to create amazing pieces of art. Your donation would allow our children's creativity to reach their full potential.

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Mrs. McCarthy
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Canson Universal Sketch Pad - 5-12 in. x 8-12 in. - 100 Sheets - 65 lb. • Nasco $5.00 15 $75.00
Graduate Acrylic Paint - 22 ml - Set of 48 • Nasco $68.25 1 $68.25
Nasco Country School Classic Fine Tip Markers - Set of 200 • Nasco $58.50 1 $58.50
B-100 Dynasty Camel Hair Brush Assortment - 144 Brushes • Nasco $47.20 1 $47.20
Generals Semi-Hex Graphite Pencil Sketch Pack - Set of 48 • Nasco $23.30 2 $46.60
STAEDTLER Mars Lumograph Sketch Pencils - Set of 12 • Nasco $20.85 2 $41.70
Elementary Level Assortment - 144 Brushes • Nasco $39.75 1 $39.75
Sargent Art Construction Paper Colored Pencils - Set of 144 • Nasco $36.50 1 $36.50
Bee Paper Heavyweight Marker Paper - 50 Sheets - 8-12 in. x 11 in. - 110 lb. • Nasco $13.15 2 $26.30
Sharpie Fine-Point Markers - Black - Box of 12 • Nasco $12.95 2 $25.90
Fredrix Canvas Panel - 9 in. x 12 in. • Nasco $1.64 15 $24.60
Paint Paper - Pkg. of 100 - 9 in. x 12 in. • Nasco $11.40 2 $22.80
Derwent Graphic Sketching Pencils - Set of 12 • Nasco $19.60 1 $19.60
Nasco Bulk-Krylic Acrylic Paint - Set of Ten 2-oz. Jars • Nasco $18.40 1 $18.40
Nasco qPro-formanceq Elementary Level Watercolor Brushes - Set of 5 • Nasco $7.25 2 $14.50
How to Draw Faces • Nasco $10.25 1 $10.25
Disposable Paint Cups - 3.25-oz. - Pkg. of 250 • Nasco $10.15 1 $10.15
Alvin Heritage Arts - Palette Cups - Pkgs. of 12 • Nasco $5.00 2 $10.00
Strathmore 300 Series Tracing Paper Pad - 11 in. x 14 in. - 50 Sheets - 25 lb. • Nasco $6.80 1 $6.80
Art Utility Cups and Lids - Pkg. of 25 - 3-14 oz. • Nasco $4.80 1 $4.80
Sharpie Twin-Tip Marker - Black • Nasco $2.30 2 $4.60

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