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Ms. Otwell from Chicago IL is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Art Supplies to Inspire

My students need unusual sculpture supplies like foil, mask forms, glue and tape to make their last year of elementary art something special.

  • $594 goal

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My Students

My students are unbelievably creative and have the power to do so much with so little. They make beautiful art with the simplest of materials, but when given just a little extra something special they take their creativity to a whole new level. My current 8th graders have been my students for the past 5 years. I have seen their skill level develop as well as their imaginations. I want to do everything I can to make their last year of elementary school special.

My Project

My current 8th grade students are in their last year at our elementary school. They have been my art students for the past 5 years. In my time with them, I have seen them grow and change as both artists and community members. They have become more skilled and more creative. They have become more responsible, but also more fearless. They are not afraid to take risks and they are not afraid to fail. These are qualities that make them great artists, and great school leaders. Our school is a low-income school and students are working so hard every day to achieve. Art is am amazing refuge for my students from this stress.

My 8th grade students are extremely passionate about art-making and love to collaborate with each other.

At the end of every school year, I always ask my students what they want to do next year in art. Last year, this groups of students all agreed; they wanted the opportunity to explore more unusual materials, particularly three-dimensional materials. They all LOVE SCULPTURE. Sadly, these materials are expensive and hard to acquire with our regular art budget. I am hoping to help them create both small and large scale sculptures using a wide variety of materials. For one innovative project, I am seeking large quantities of saran wrap and clear tape to do whole body casting. Students will create human scale figures in expressive poses. I am also seeking wood block and wire to create abstract art. Foil, mask forms, glue and tape will make for lasting artistic memories.

I want to make their last art experiences at our school something special. I want them to be inspired and excited. I want them to create great art, but more importantly, I want them to love the process.

Ms. Otwell
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Solid Hard Wood Blocks- 5 1/4 Inches Long By 2 Inches Wide - Pack of 6 By Sustainable Things • Amazon Business $15.99 10 $159.90
33400-1610-Armature Wire - 6 Gauge, 10 Feet • Blick Art Materials $5.83 12 $69.96
24149-1001-Blick Masking Tape - White, 1" x 60 yds • Blick Art Materials $2.81 20 $56.20
60959-0000-Face Form for Mask Making • Blick Art Materials $1.69 30 $50.70
Elmer's E1326NR Glue-All Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue, Extra Strong • Amazon Business $36.15 1 $36.15
Heavy Duty Sealing Pack Sealing Clear Packing/Shipping/Box Tape, 12 Rolls Carton • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
Ultra-Thick Heavy Duty Household Aluminum Foil Roll (12” x 300 Square Foot Roll) with Sturdy Corrugated Cutter Box - Heavy Duty Food Safe Cling Wrap - Best Kitchen Wraps & Baking need • Amazon Business $24.29 1 $24.29
Stretch Wrap 18" Wide x 1500' Long • Amazon Business $18.93 1 $18.93

Materials cost

$450.11

Vendor shipping charges

$17.69

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$504.55

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.04

Total project goal

$593.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$593.59

4 Donors

-$593.59

Donations toward project cost

-$504.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$89.04

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$0.00

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