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Ms. Schumer from Mauston WI is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Art Therapy for Students in Distress

Help me give my students the opportunity to express their creativity and emotions through art!

  • $583 goal

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My Students

Have you ever thought that you were always fighting against the odds; that you were alone and no one understood what was going on in your life? That is what many of my students deal with. I am a Special Education teacher in a low-income school district. Many of my students are not only faced with coming from a disadvantaged home life, they have other factors that are involved. The majority of my students have a broken home life and the odds are not in their favor. Coming to school is a part of the day they enjoy. Multiple times in a day students are asking me for food or a snack they can have to eat because they are hungry. My students thrive when given the right environment to work in.

My students are creative, think outside the box, and are determined.

Despite the challenges my students face, they work toward becoming better students and individuals. My students think outside of the box and use different tactics to complete homework, projects, or tests. I create an environment where they are able to learn and try different ideas that work best for them.

My Project

Many of the students I work with on a daily basis have had negative experiences in his/her life. One way that they are able to channel those emotions is through art. Art is an outlet in a hectic world. For this project, I have requested canvas, paint, paint brushes, and an easel.

My students will use art as a form of therapy and outlet for built up stress or way to express their feelings.

These supplies are going to impact my classroom, significantly. Many times, students are unable to form words for how they may be feeling or experiences. However, they are able to express and depict those feelings through art.

Ms. Schumer
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Chroma Acrylic Essential Set, 1/2 Gallon Jugs, Assorted Primary Colors, Set of 6 • Amazon Business $98.92 1 $98.92
Acrylic Paint Set - 12 x 300ml Bottles - Heavy Body - Lightfast Paints - Artist Quality - MyArtscape • Amazon Business $79.97 1 $79.97
ARTEZA Gouache Paint, Set of 60 Colors/Tubes (12 ml/0.4 US fl oz) Opaque Paints, Ideal for Canvas Painting, Watercolor Paper, Toned Paper, or Using with Watercolors and Mixed Media • Amazon Business $48.99 1 $48.99
Acrylic Paint Set, Shuttle Art 66 Colors 22ml/Tube with 3 Brushes,Professional Quality,Rich Pigments,Non-Toxic for The Artists,Beginners and Kids on Canvas Wood Clay Fabric Ceramic Crafts • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Arteza 16x20” Stretched White Blank Canvas, Bulk Pack of 6, Primed, 100% Cotton for Painting, Acrylic Pouring, Oil Paint & Wet Art Media, Canvases for Professional Artist, Hobby Painters & Beginner • Amazon Business $32.69 1 $32.69
Arteza Painting Canvas Panels Multi Pack, 6x6", 8x8", 10x10", 12x12" Set of 28, Primed White, 100% Cotton with Recycled Board Core, for Acrylic, Oil, Other Wet or Dry Art Media, for Artists • Amazon Business $32.48 1 $32.48
Arteza 18x24” Stretched White Blank Canvas, Bulk Pack of 4, Primed, 100% Cotton for Painting, Acrylic Pouring, Oil Paint & Wet Art Media, Canvases for Professional Artist, Hobby Painters & Beginner • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Acrylic Paint Brushes For Acrylic Painting - Professional Art Supplies Paint Brush Set With A Lightweight Paint Brush Holder for Paintbrushes -This Detail Brush Set Helps You Paint More And Clean Less • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
NiceBottles - Dispenser Pump for Gallon Jug, Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
T-Sign 66" Reinforced Artist Easel Stand, Extra Thick Aluminum Metal Tripod Display Easel 21" to 66" Adjustable Height with Portable Bag for Floor/Table-Top Drawing and Displaying • Amazon Business $19.59 1 $19.59
Artlicious 6 Multi Purpose White Nylon Paint Brush Set • Amazon Business $8.88 2 $17.76

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