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Ms. Geyer from Oklahoma City OK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Art Students Learning Beyond Paint and Pencil!

My students need the glass bead making kit to expose them to alternative arts, such as lamp working and glass blowing. Ceramic glazes will help to supplement their knowledge of what is possible in ceramic arts.

  • $223 goal

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My Students

In Oklahoma, it's no secret that funding for the arts has been drastically reduced. Many students have had little or no experience with visual arts due to programs being removed from public schools- many don't know what colors can be mixed to form secondary colors, or what a complimentary color is, or understand the basics of how art and culture are so important to each other.

The population of my school is 80% minority, and over 86% are on a free or reduced lunch; students coming from these demographics need a safe place for personal expression now more than ever.

My students are brilliant, giving, and enthusiastic learners that are eager to get their hands into clay, or try their hand at creating a personal masterpiece in the style of Vincent van Gogh. Their self-confidence grows with the completion of every project, and I have had the privilege of watching their personalities brighten and joy come over their faces with every step they take in their artistic education.

My Project

Most art classes expose their students to the basics; two-dimensional learning with charcoal, pencils, paint, etc. Some will even stretch into the realm of three-dimensional artwork with clay or wire sculpture, but rarely does an art class have the ability to reach beyond that.

Supplies like the glass bead making kit and specialty ceramic glazes will help to expose my students to a broader range of the arts, such as glass blowing, bead making, and special-effects ceramic artwork.

I feel that it's important they see more than 'just the basics' in the world of art to inspire their imagination and encourage them to go beyond a flat pencil drawing.

Ms. Geyer
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 323 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fireworks Beginner's Beadmaking Kit • Amazon Business $99.95 1 $99.95
Duncan Overglazes - OG 801 - Bright Gold - 2 Gram Bottle • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Amaco Velvet Underglaze - 2 Ounce Jar - V-361 Jet Black • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Uni Posca Extra Fine Marker, White (PC1M.1) • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49

Materials cost

$144.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$11.81

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.17

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$188.90

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.34

Total project goal

$222.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$222.24

1 Donor

-$94.45

Donations toward project cost

-$94.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$111.12

Match offer toward project cost

-$94.45

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.67

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$16.67

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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