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Ms. Geitner from Richmond CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Arting With the Stars

My students need drawing pencils, paint, and markers to give them opportunities for art at school.

  • $882 goal

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My Students

I work as a Resource Specialist at an elementary school in Richmond, California. This school is highly impacted by trauma in the community and has had high teacher and staff turnover in the past. My students are often behind grade-level in their academics due to the inconsistency at school and home.

Despite their circumstances, my students come to school eager to learn, create, and grow.

They are caring and empathetic students who work very hard to adapt to the traditional school setting. I am working to meet them where they are and make school a more accessible place that gets them excited about their academic victories.

My Project

This is my first year at my school. Within the first week, I saw the need for a creative outlet. The students love to draw, color, paint, etc. Unfortunately, there is no budget for a formal art teacher or art block during the school day. This leaves classroom teachers in charge of incorporating art into their lessons.

The art club will allow students to find their creative voice, use art as an outlet, become exposed to different mediums and art history.

Your donations will buy paper, paint, oil pastels, drawing materials, and much more! I have an extensive curriculum planned that will not only allow them to scratch their creative itch but will engage them academically. I anticipate this club's reach extending beyond our time together and in​ their day to day classroom activities.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
10210-1003-Blick All Media Paper - 22" x 30", White • Blick Art Materials $0.63 200 $126.00
07015-1023-Blick Economy Canvas Panels - 9" x 12", Class Pack of 24 • Blick Art Materials $26.03 3 $78.09
22459-1108-General''s Specialty Drawing Pencils Classroom Pack - 108 pencils • Blick Art Materials $75.37 1 $75.37
09810-1095-Hahnemhle Oil and Acrylic Paper Pad - 9 1/2" x 12 1/2", 110 lb (230 gsm), 10 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $11.94 6 $71.64
PENCIL COLOR PK480 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $58.78 1 $58.78
06032-1009-Richeson Slightly Imperfect Assorted Brush Set - Set of 42 • Blick Art Materials $21.92 2 $43.84
22220-2009-Blick Drawing Pencils, Set of 12 - , Set of 12 • Blick Art Materials $10.67 4 $42.68
ART MARKER CONICAL TIP SET OF 200 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $40.04 1 $40.04
21962-2273-Blick Studio Vine Charcoal - Hard, Box of 12 • Blick Art Materials $4.64 5 $23.20
PAINT SET OF 12 PINTS WASHABLE TEMPERA SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $21.22 1 $21.22
21500-1004-Staedtler Mars Plastic Eraser - Pack of 4 • Blick Art Materials $4.82 3 $14.46
ERASER SAX GUM ART 1X1X1/2 PACK OF 24 • School Specialty $5.96 2 $11.92
GLUE STICK .74OZ PURPLE PACKOF 12 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $5.74 2 $11.48
07015-1044-Blick Economy Canvas Panels - 4" x 4", Class Pack of 24 • Blick Art Materials $3.40 3 $10.20
20013-2509-Sakura Cray-Pas Junior Artist Oil Pastels - Assorted Colors, Set of 25 • Blick Art Materials $2.77 3 $8.31

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