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  • $1,483 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Vecchioni
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Art In Bloom! Visual Artists Exploring Ecology In The City

My students need a variety of art media, including paint, printmaking ink and 3D construction materials, to create artworks that celebrate our school's ecology curricula.

My Students

We are a diverse, urban elementary school that has limited financial resources but a strong focus on hands-on, meaningful and rigorous learning. We are a neighborhood fine arts school with a fieldwork ecology curriculum that explores the Chicago River, Lake Michigan and our own school's garden.

Our students are a exciting group of children with tremendous curiosity, unending creativity and a firm sense of making a difference in the world.

The are environmental activists, avid readers and amazing artists. They enjoy all art forms, publish their writing in our District's student newspaper and love their seasonal field trips to conduct environmental stewardship to our city's wildlife preserves and lakefront. Our students are a thoughtful, diverse group of children and they bring their unique insights, experiences and their love of learning to school with them each and every day.

My Project

Art In Bloom! will provide the raw materials for our students to create artworks that celebrate environmental stewardship, promote environmental activism and reinforce our school's hands-on ecology curriculum. Kindergarten and 1st grade students will create wet media artworks that share our school garden studies. Second and 6th grade students will create mixed-media artworks that teach others about their environmental activism and the Chicago River. Students in 3rd-5th grades will create a variety of print media that teach others about their prairie reclamation fieldwork. Middle School students will create artworks that share their overall experience of environmental stewardship at our school and their curriculum-based Lake Michigan clean-up efforts. All of these artworks will help inspire others to make personal efforts to help take care of our environment.

"Each one, teach one." Our Art In Bloom!

ecology focused visual art projects and final exhibit does just that...By creating a way for students to share the beauty of our natural environment with others, we build environmental activism through real-world, personal experience. We teach our children that one person can create change and that art truly can change the world!

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CRAYOLA WASH WC/SEMI-MOIST 24/SET • Blick Art Materials $4.64 40 $185.60
CARAN D ACHE GOUACHE/10ML 12/CLR TUBE SET • Blick Art Materials $50.14 3 $150.42
DARK ANNEALED WIRE/5LB 18GA • Blick Art Materials $17.30 8 $138.40
SHIZEN WC PAPER/12X18 300GSM 25/SHT • Blick Art Materials $29.17 3 $87.51
SCRATCH ETCH BRD/9INX12IN 48/PK • Blick Art Materials $19.89 4 $79.56
PRINTMASTER INK/PROFESSNAL SET • Blick Art Materials $60.64 1 $60.64
REAL WOOD PAPER/THICK CHERRY 8.5X11 • Blick Art Materials $2.35 25 $58.75
DB ECONO CANVS PANEL/9INX12IN 24/PK • Blick Art Materials $16.06 3 $48.18
SHIZEN WC PAPER/9X12 300GSM 25/SHT • Blick Art Materials $23.86 2 $47.72
SILVR PLTD COPR WIRE/26 AWQ BRIGHT 6SET • Blick Art Materials $8.75 5 $43.75
CRAYOLA WASH WC/PEARL EFFECTS 6/SET • Blick Art Materials $1.85 20 $37.00
BALTIC BIRCH PLAQUE/FRENCH CORNER 5X7 • Blick Art Materials $1.22 25 $30.50
SPECTRA ART TISSUE/50/PK 12X18 • Blick Art Materials $5.94 3 $17.82
SHIZEN WC PAPER/5X7 300GSM 100/SHT • Blick Art Materials $15.94 1 $15.94
FOAM BRUSH SET/48SET CLSPK WD HND • Blick Art Materials $15.80 1 $15.80
BLICK ART TISSUE/BRN 20X30 24/SHT • Blick Art Materials $2.23 6 $13.38
BLICK ART TISSUE/SCRLT 20X30 24SH • Blick Art Materials $2.23 4 $8.92
JAZZ GLOSS TEMPERA/FLRS ORG 16OZ • Blick Art Materials $5.88 1 $5.88
JAZZ GLOSS TEMPERA/FLRS PNK 16OZ • Blick Art Materials $5.88 1 $5.88
JAZZ GLOSS TEMPERA/MTLC SLVR 16OZ • Blick Art Materials $5.88 1 $5.88
JAZZ GLOSS TEMPERA/MTLC PEARL WHT 16OZ • Blick Art Materials $5.88 1 $5.88
JAZZ GLOSS TEMPERA/FLRS PRPL 16OZ • Blick Art Materials $5.88 1 $5.88
JAZZ GLOSS TEMPERA/FLRS YLW 16OZ • Blick Art Materials $5.88 1 $5.88
JAZZ GLOSS TEMPERA/MTLC COPPR 16OZ • Blick Art Materials $5.88 1 $5.88
JAZZ GLOSS TEMPERA/MTLC GOLD 16OZ • Blick Art Materials $5.88 1 $5.88
JAZZ GLOSS TEMPERA/FLRS BLU 16OZ • Blick Art Materials $5.88 1 $5.88
CHENILLE STEMS/KELLY GRN 12IN 100PC • Blick Art Materials $1.42 4 $5.68
JAZZ GLOSS TEMPERA/OPAQ GRN 16OZ • Blick Art Materials $5.23 1 $5.23
JAZZ GLOSS TEMPERA/OPAQ ORG 16OZ • Blick Art Materials $5.23 1 $5.23
JAZZ GLOSS TEMPERA/OPAQ ULTRA BLU 16OZ • Blick Art Materials $5.23 1 $5.23
JAZZ GLOSS TEMPERA/OPAQ VLT 16OZ • Blick Art Materials $5.23 1 $5.23
JAZZ GLOSS TEMPERA/OPAQ WHT 16OZ • Blick Art Materials $5.23 1 $5.23
JAZZ GLOSS TEMPERA/OPAQ YLW 16OZ • Blick Art Materials $5.23 1 $5.23
JAZZ GLOSS TEMPERA/OPAQ BRN 16OZ • Blick Art Materials $5.23 1 $5.23
JAZZ GLOSS TEMPERA/OPAQ BLU 16OZ • Blick Art Materials $5.23 1 $5.23
JAZZ GLOSS TEMPERA/BLK 16OZ • Blick Art Materials $5.23 1 $5.23
SUBI BLOCK PRNT PAPR/9INX12IN 100/SHT • Blick Art Materials $5.13 1 $5.13
SUBI BLOCK PRNT PAPR/CLRD 9INX12IN 40/PK • Blick Art Materials $4.94 1 $4.94
ELMERS ART PASTE/2OZ • Blick Art Materials $2.41 2 $4.82
BLICK ART TISSUE/PRPL 20X30 24/SHT • Blick Art Materials $2.23 2 $4.46
BLICK ART TISSUE/YLW 20X30 24/PK • Blick Art Materials $2.23 2 $4.46
BLICK ART TISSUE/HLLY GRN 20X30 24SHT • Blick Art Materials $2.23 2 $4.46
BLICK ART TISSUE/GOLD 20X30 24/PK • Blick Art Materials $2.23 2 $4.46
BLICK ART TISSUE/ORG 20X30 24/PK • Blick Art Materials $2.23 2 $4.46
BLICK ART TISSUE/DK PNK 20X30 24PK • Blick Art Materials $2.23 2 $4.46
BLICK ART TISSUE/CERISE 20X30 24PK • Blick Art Materials $2.23 2 $4.46
BLICK ART TISSUE/BLK 20X30 24/SHT • Blick Art Materials $2.23 2 $4.46
BLICK ART TISSUE/GRN APPLE 20X30 24SHT • Blick Art Materials $2.23 2 $4.46
BLICK ART TISSUE/TURQ 20X30 24/SHT • Blick Art Materials $2.23 2 $4.46
BLICK ART TISSUE/LVNDR 20X30 24/SHT • Blick Art Materials $2.23 2 $4.46
CHENILLE STEMS/BROWN 12IN 100PC • Blick Art Materials $1.42 2 $2.84

Materials cost

$1,212.35

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$18.19

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,260.54

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$222.45

Total project goal

$1,482.99

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,482.99

1 Donor

-$1,482.99

Donations toward project cost

-$1,260.54

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$222.45

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 300 students.

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