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Ms. Callaghan from N Las Vegas NV is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Art Therapy for Counseling Students

Help me give my students paint, canvases, and painting aprons to allow them to explore and practice art therapy in counseling groups.

  • $598 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My counseling students are amazing, enthusiastic kids who work so hard each day in their classrooms to reach the high standards expected of them. They love hands-on activities, working together, and achieving the counseling and academic goals they set for themselves.

They also love to be creative, try new things, and explore social-emotional learning in groups.

My students have such special, joyful spirits and put everything into all that they do despite what they may be dealing with in their personal lives. They work hard to be the best humans they can be, and they deserve all the best when they come to school.

My Project

I am asking for paint, canvases, and painting aprons so my students can participate in art therapy activities during counseling lessons, one-on-one sessions, and in groups. Over the last couple of years, I have informally introduced art therapy through painting to many of my counseling students. I have seen it make an incredible impact on the students socially, emotionally, and even academically.

Art therapy can help students manage behaviors, process feelings, reduce stress and anxiety, and increase self-esteem.

Art therapy through painting makes students feel more comfortable with the counseling process as well as being enjoyable and relaxing. I have seen these benefits firsthand and cannot say enough about how much it has helped my students and our school.

I would like to continue with painting art therapy activities in the future, introduce more formal lessons and activities in my counseling groups, and even widen the scope of students who are participating. I have received such an enthusiastic response from students who have participated in art therapy I would like to continue to provide this support. Students are able to discover a whole new world that provides them with coping strategies, a safe, calm environment, and a reprieve from some of their daily struggles and challenges.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sargent Art 24-2498 Count Artist Quality Acrylic Paint Set, 12 • Amazon Business $40.95 4 $163.80
Artlicious Canvas Panels 48 Pack - 8"X10" Super Value Pack- Artist Canvas Boards for Painting • Amazon Business $35.99 4 $143.96
6 Pack -White Kids Apron, Medium Bib • Amazon Business $21.99 2 $43.98
6 Pack - Purple Kids Apron, Small Bib • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint in Assorted Colors (8 oz), K2614 Turquoise • Amazon Business $6.93 2 $13.86
Sax Versatemp Heavy-Body Metallic Tempera Paint, 1 Pint, Assorted Colors, Set of 3 • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint (8 Ounce), 21049E Pink Parfait • Amazon Business $2.50 5 $12.50
Sargent Art 24-2496 16-Ounce Acrylic Paint, White • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint in Assorted Colors (8 oz), 4476E Country Gray • Amazon Business $8.35 1 $8.35

Materials cost

$431.32

Vendor shipping charges

$5.99

State sales tax

$33.86

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.47

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$507.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.58

Total project goal

$597.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$597.22

7 Donors

-$569.00

Donations toward project cost

-$483.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$85.35

match offer

-$28.22

Match offer toward project cost

-$23.99

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$4.23

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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