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Mrs. McLaughlin from Charlottesville VA is requesting classroom basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Art Supplies for Community School Murals

Help me give my students the high-quality art supplies they need to create school-wide community-focused murals.

  • $1,569 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Project

After several years away, I have returned to the public schools for my 23rd year of teaching. I am teaching Fine Arts at a public urban high school with over 2,000 students from more than 30 countries. I have had five days of class with my new students but I can tell you they are incredible. There is an energy in such a diverse high school that is truly unique. Today in my classroom I heard at least 5 different languages. This project will help provide the art supplies necessary to start an Art and Mural Club at my high school as well as provide the actual paint, brushes and even a tool box for Mural Club!

This school year, after such a difficult few years during the pandemic, I want to go above and beyond and provide my new Art students with the highest-quality art supplies I can because they deserve it!

I want this year to be amazing and I need more art supplies than I currently have to make this happen. I want to help build the feeling of community that is already present in my new school both for staff and for students. Working large-scale and with large groups of students requires both a lot of planning and a lot of consumable art supplies but it is worth it. Creating murals and large canvas artwork that can be displayed throughout our school is one way to build community, teach teamwork and art design skills, and is also a great way to have fun with students!

Mrs. McLaughlin
Grades 9-12
  • Albemarle High School
  • Charlottesville, VA
  • More than a third of students from low‑income households

    This project will reach 300 students.

    9 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
VIZ-PRO Cork Notice Board, 36 X 24 Inches, Pack of 2, Silver Aluminium Frame • Amazon Business $56.90 2 $113.80
VIZ-PRO Cork Notice Board, 48 X 36 Inches, Pack of 2, Silver Aluminium Frame • Amazon Business $104.40 1 $104.40
X-Acto® Heavy-Duty 15" x 15" Paper Trimmer • Amazon Business $96.04 1 $96.04
Artist Paint Brush Set,15 Different Sizes Paint Brushes Suitable for Acrylic, Watercolor, Oil and Gouache Painting, Perfect Paint Brush Set for Kids and Adult • Amazon Business $16.99 5 $84.95
All Purpose Canvas Drop Cloth by CCS CHICAGO CANVAS & SUPPLY- Cotton Canvas Cover for Floor & Furniture Protection - Washable & Reusable Duck Dropcloth Fabric Against Paint, Dust, Dirt- 4 by 15 Feet • Amazon Business $18.95 3 $56.85
Liquitex Professional Heavy Body Acrylic Paint, Classic 12 x 59ml (2-oz) Set • Amazon Business $52.14 1 $52.14
The Paint Organizer Paint Can Holder — for Storage & Labeling, Organizer Tray That Protects Against Drips & Rust Rings Painters Tool for Professional & DIY Home Improvement, 4 Pack • Amazon Business $25.95 2 $51.90
DII Everyday Basic Kitchen Collection, Plus Size Apron, Nautical Blue • Amazon Business $16.03 3 $48.09
DUSKCOVE 8 PCS Plain Bib Aprons Bulk - Mixed Color Commercial Apron with 2 Pockets for Kitchen Cooking Restaurant BBQ Painting Crafting • Amazon Business $23.99 2 $47.98
Sharpie Permanent Markers Ultimate Collection, Fine and Ultra Fine Points, Assorted Colors, 72 Count • Amazon Business $37.87 1 $37.87
Sax Sulphite Drawing Paper, 80 lb, 12 x 18 Inches, Extra-White, Pack of 500-053946 • Amazon Business $37.81 1 $37.81
School Smart Poster Board, 11 x 14 Inches, White, Pack of 25 - 1371698 • Amazon Business $7.49 5 $37.45
Pro Grade - Paint Brushes - 12Ea 2.5" Angle Brushes • Amazon Business $34.64 1 $34.64
Crayola Acrylic Paint, Brilliant Yellow Kids Paint, 16oz • Amazon Business $10.99 3 $32.97
Crayola Portfolio Series Acrylic Paint 16 oz. Bottle - Titanium White • Amazon Business $10.99 3 $32.97
Crayola Portfolio Series Acrylic Paint 16 oz. Bottle - Deep Red • Amazon Business $10.99 3 $32.97
ARTEZA Acrylic Paint, Burnt Umber Color, (120 ml Pouch, Tube), Rich Pigment, Non Fading, Non Toxic, Single Color Paint for Artists & Hobby Painters • Amazon Business $9.40 3 $28.20
Liquitex BASICS Gesso Surface Prep Medium, 16-oz, White • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
Amazon Basics Woodcased #2 Pencils, Pre-sharpened, HB Lead - Box of 150, Bulk Box • Amazon Business $11.84 2 $23.68
Gorilla Heavy Duty, Extra Long Double Sided Mounting Tape, 1" x 120", Black, (Pack of 2) • Amazon Business $23.38 1 $23.38
Push Pin Clips for Cork Board, 50 Pcs Colorful Push Pins with Wooden Clips Decorative Assorted Colors Thumbtack Pushpins Tacks for Bulletin Board Decorations, Artworks, Notes, Photos, Office and Home • Amazon Business $7.49 3 $22.47
Handy Art Empty 2 ounce Marker Bottle, Dauber Tip and Cap, 12-Each (900-003) , White • Amazon Business $22.09 1 $22.09
Portfolio Series Acrylic Paint 16 oz. Bottle - Brilliant Orange • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
How to Draw Cool Stuff: A Drawing Guide for Teachers and Students • Amazon Business $15.85 1 $15.85
Secrets to Drawing Realistic Faces • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
Aprende a dibujar con Pokémon / Pókemon How to Draw (COLECCIÓN POKÉMON) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 2 $13.90
Drawing Dimension - Shading Techniques: A Shading Guide for Teachers and Students (How to Draw Cool Stuff) • Amazon Business $13.76 1 $13.76
ARTEZA Acrylic Paint, Mars Black Color, (120 ml Pouch, Tube), Rich Pigment, Non Fading, Non Toxic, Single Color Paint for Artists & Hobby Painters • Amazon Business $6.78 2 $13.56
Plano 452-006 Grab-N-Go 16-Inch Tool Box with Tray • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Crayola Acrylic Paint, Brilliant Yellow Kids Paint, 16oz • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Crayola Portfolio 1 Pint Squeeze Bottle Non-Toxic Acrylic Paint, Brilliant Blue (20-4016-570) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Crayola Portfolio Series 16-Ounce Acrylic Paint, Deep Magenta • Amazon Business $10.21 1 $10.21
Pro Grade - Paint Brushes - 5 Ea - Paint Brush Set • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Amazon Basics 5-IN-1 Paint Brush Comb Tool • Amazon Business $7.54 1 $7.54
Gorilla Tough & Clear Double Sided Tape Squares, 24 1" Pre-Cut Mounting Squares, Clear, (Pack of 1) • Amazon Business $7.50 1 $7.50
Learn How to Draw Graffiti Book: A Step-by-Step Guide To Teach Kids & Beginners How To Draw Graffiti Art Letters, Characters, And Fonts. • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Cursive Handwriting Workbook For Teens: earn how to write in cursive handwriting and penmanship provide practice writing cursive letters, words and sentences, print workbook for teens • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Bates- Trim Brush, 0.75 Inch, Edge Painting Tool, Trim Paint Brushes, Trim Painting Tool, Paint Trimmer Edger, Trim Brush • Amazon Business $6.84 1 $6.84
Tru-Ray® Construction Paper, 50% Recycled, 12" x 18", Black, Pack of 50 • Amazon Business $6.10 1 $6.10
Amazon Basics 12" Stainless Steel Paint Shield • Amazon Business $5.98 1 $5.98

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