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Mrs. Herman from Casa Grande AZ is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Art Opens Doors!

Help me give my students the materials and tools they need to create a love for art!

  • $5,850 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Art Opens Doors." That motto is painted on the outside of my door, and it serves as a reminder to the students entering each day that art is found and used everywhere. Our students dream big and want to create great things; however, finding the funds for these creations is sometimes a challenge.

I teach in my home town of Casa Grande, Arizona, in the same community where I was born and raised.

In fact, I attend the same middle school that I attended 30 years ago, and used to teach in the same room where I took art! Our city has grown tremendously in the last ten years and built several new middle schools.

However, our school was built in 1957 and although it was maintained well and has gone through many renovations, it was time for a new school, which was completed in 2018. It is located in the heart of town and we serve a diverse population of 6th-8th grade students.

Despite our many hurdles on campus, we have a district-wide STEM program on site as well as a Title I program at school that qualifies all of our students for free breakfast and lunch daily.

My Project

Although we have a new middle school this year, funding for supplies is almost non-existent. As the only art teacher for grades 6-8, I plan on exposing my students to as many art forms and mediums that I can while I have them for a semester. Students are introduced to watercolors and tempra paint, but I would love for them to experience painting with acrylics or oils on an actual canvas. In addition, I would like them to practice with charcoals, professional colored pencils, ink, sculpting clay, and tin-work just to name a few. I hope they learn to love art as much as I do and consider it a career choice in their future!

Mrs. Herman
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 700 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CANVAS PANELS 12'' X 12'' • School Specialty $1.48 600 $888.00
GEL STICKS METALLIC SET OF 120 • School Specialty $94.49 3 $283.47
PAINT ACRYLIC CHROMACRYL STUDENT PINT SET OF 12 • School Specialty $88.96 3 $266.88
PAINT CHROMACRYL STUDENT 1/2 GALLON SET WARM SET OF 6 • School Specialty $111.68 2 $223.36
PAINT CHROMACRYL STUDENT 6 1/2 GALLON SET SECONDARY • School Specialty $111.68 2 $223.36
INK WATERBASE BLOCK PRINTING SET OF 12 • School Specialty $94.92 2 $189.84
DYNASTY BRUSH PB-620 SET OF 72 • School Specialty $92.29 2 $184.58
FOIL ALUMINUM 36 GAUGE 25 FEET • School Specialty $18.17 9 $163.53
PAPER DRAWING WHITE 12X18 50 LB REAM • School Specialty $14.76 10 $147.60
PAPER WATERCOLOR BULK 88 LB 11X14 CASE OF 350 SHEETS • School Specialty $73.19 2 $146.38
PAPER WATERCOLOR JACK RICHESON 6X9 88LB 1250 SHEETS • School Specialty $121.62 1 $121.62
PAPER WATERCOLOR BULK 88 LB 9X12 CASE OF 625 SHEETS • School Specialty $121.62 1 $121.62
CANVAS CUT EDGE WHITE MINI CASE OF 180 • School Specialty $28.96 4 $115.84
SAX LIQUID WATERCOLOR 8 OZ FLUORESCENT SET OF 8 • School Specialty $26.76 4 $107.04
PAINT CHROMACRYL GLITTER PINTS SET OF 12 • School Specialty $35.49 3 $106.47
STAEDTLER COLORED PENCILS ASST SET OF 48 • School Specialty $12.42 8 $99.36
PAPER DRAWING WHITE 24X36 50 LB 250 SHTS SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $32.37 3 $97.11
PENCIL COLORED METALLIC SCHOOL SET OF 240 • School Specialty $92.51 1 $92.51
PAINT PRANG WTRCLR METALLIC PAN W/BRSH • School Specialty $2.62 30 $78.60
PAPER DRAWING WHITE 12X18 80 LB REAM SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $19.59 4 $78.36
SAX LIQUID WATERCOLOR 8 OZ ASST SET OF 8 • School Specialty $25.55 3 $76.65
PASTELS CLASS PACK ASSORTED CLR SCHOOL SMART SET OF 144 • School Specialty $32.65 2 $65.30
PAINT ACRYLIC TRUE FLOW PINT METALLIC SET OF 3 - SAX • School Specialty $19.66 3 $58.98
SAX LIQUID WATERCOLOR 8 OZ METALLIC SET OF 6 • School Specialty $26.76 2 $53.52
PAPER NEWSPRINT WHITE 30 LB 9X12 REAM • School Specialty $4.18 10 $41.80

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