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

Artistic Expression!

Help me give my students planners, paint by number kits, tote bags, and other materials and supplies that will enable them to express themselves during art therapy.

  • $2,200 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are amazing and they are trying their best to overcome numerous obstacles during these uncertain times. My talented students are doing their best to overcome both their academic and social-emotional challenges. The students at my high school come from diverse backgrounds, many represent low socioeconomic statuses, and reside in an urban area. When they are at the point where they doubt that they can not overcome a challenge or find a solution to a problem, it is then that I remind them that diamonds are made under pressure.

My Project

Many of my students feel overwhelmed and pressured by the hectic world we live in and these uncertain times. To help my students I decided to engage them in art therapy and provide them with social-emotional resources in the form of a calm down corner. Art therapy can be defined as an application of the visual arts in a therapeutic context. Art no matter whether you choose to create it yourself or simply enjoying observing it is a relaxing and inspiring activity for many people. However, the particular benefits of artistic expression and art therapy go much further than relaxation and enjoyment. Studies suggest that art therapy has mental health benefits and can be very valuable in treating issues such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and even some phobias. It is a great therapeutic way to express your emotions without words and process complex feelings.

You don’t necessarily have to be an artist to experience some of the therapeutic benefits of practicing art therapy.

My students will participate in art journaling, sketching, making collages, sculpting with clay, etc. It doesn’t matter what media we choose. The only thing that matters is that they feel comfortable and acquire skills to manage their behaviors, process feelings, reduce stress and anxiety, and increase self-esteem. Students will also express their creativity by making self-soothing sensory items, designing backpacks and t-shirts, and creating vision boards.

Ms. Flanagan
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dated Middle School Student Planner for 2021-22 Academic Year, School Mate Brand, 8.5"x11" Weekly Matrix Format • Amazon Business $12.99 15 $194.85
Diy oil painting, paint by number kits for kids - Colorful heart 8"X 8". • Amazon Business $11.00 10 $110.00
Large Canvas Tote Bag 12 Pack - 16"x16"x6” - 100% Cotton – Utility, Grocery bag, Favor Bags - Black • Amazon Business $31.99 2 $63.98
Arteza Real Brush Pens, 96 Paint Markers with Flexible Brush Tips, Professional Watercolor Pens for Painting, Drawing, Coloring with Water Brush, 100% Nontoxic • Amazon Business $59.89 1 $59.89
Non Toxic Mungyo Gallery Soft Oil Pastels Set of 48 with Drawing Materials (Pastel Holder, Eraser) • Amazon Business $28.99 2 $57.98
32 oz Glass Jars With Lids,Encheng Wide Mouth Ball Mason Jars 1000ml,Canning Jars For Pickles,Herb,Jelly,Jams,Honey,Glass Storage Jars Kitchen Canistes Containers Dishware Safe 9 Pack … • Amazon Business $25.99 2 $51.98
Animal Den Ladies Long Sleeve Moisture Wicking Athletic Shirts Sizes XS-4XL Gold-XL • Amazon Business $15.95 3 $47.85
Cricut Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets -2 Sheets 12" x 12" - True Yellow - For Cricut EasyPress, Maker, Explore Air 2 • Amazon Business $9.08 5 $45.40
Marvelous Essentials Bath Bomb Gift Set for Women | 24 Aromatherapy BathBombs Crafted from Pure Essential Oils | Fizzy Spa Relaxing Bubble Bath Bombs Make a Great Gift Idea for Women & Kids • Amazon Business $21.99 2 $43.98
HB Empty Sensory Bottles 11.8 oz (350 mL) Set of 9 • Amazon Business $21.34 2 $42.68
Avery Printable Sticker Paper, Glossy Clear, 8.5" x 11", Laser & Inkjet Printers, 7 Sheets (4397) • Amazon Business $10.54 4 $42.16
ARTEZA Liquid Chalk Markers, Water-Based 42-Color Pack with 50 Chalkboard Labels and Replaceable Tips for Kids, Adults, Bistros & Restaurants • Amazon Business $39.89 1 $39.89
PILOT FriXion Fineliner Erasable Marker Pens, Fine Point, Assorted Color Inks, Tub of 36 (3 Each of 12 Assorted Colors) (8030) • Amazon Business $39.56 1 $39.56
Artistic Collage Papers: 40 Unique Original Sheets For Art Journals, Scrapbooks & Mixed Media Art (Enchanted Series) • Amazon Business $12.81 3 $38.43
Arteza Oil Paint, Set of 24 Colors/Tubes (12ml/0.4oz) with Storage Box, Rich Pigments, Vibrant, Non Toxic Paints for The Professional Artist, Hobby Painters & Kids, Art Supplies for Canvas Painting • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
MAGNIFICENT 101 Vision Board Kit - Create a Board of Your Ambitions with +60 Vision Board Supplies. Use The Power of Intention and Visualization to Achieve Your Dreams • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Avery Framed View Binders with One Touch 2-Inch EZD Ring, Holds 8.5 x 11 Inches Paper, Black (68032) • Amazon Business $11.49 3 $34.47
54 Watercolor Brush Pens, 15 Page Pad & Online Video Tutorial Series by Chromatek. Real Brush Tip. 4 Blending Brushes. Easily Blendable. Vivid. Smooth. 50 Unique Colors. Professional Art Supplies. • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
Elmer's Collection Slime Kit Supplies Include Glow In The Dark Magical Liquid Slime Activator, Metallic Magical Liquid, Confetti Magical Liquid, Translucent Glue, Metallic Glue, Clear Glue, 6 Count • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
Cricut Joy Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets - 2 Sheets 4.5" x 12" - Galaxy Pattern - For Cricut Mug Press, Joy, Sublimation Projects • Amazon Business $7.83 4 $31.32
Chalier Womens V Neck T Shirts Summer Casual Cotton Short Sleeve Tee Shirts Blouse Distressed Tshirts Gifts,Off White,L • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
200g Chunky Cosmetic Holographic Glitter, Cridoz Chunky Glitter 20 Colors Face Nail Body Glitter Resin Chunky Craft Glitter Set for Tumblers Nail Resin Jewelry Making • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
Elmer's Celebration Slime Kit | Slime Supplies Include Assorted Magical Liquid Slime Activators and Assorted Liquid Glues, 10 Count • Amazon Business $29.44 1 $29.44
Crayola Air Dry Clay, White, No Bake Modeling Clay for Kids, 25lb • Amazon Business $29.08 1 $29.08
Cricut Everyday Iron On - 12” x 12ft - HTV Vinyl for T-Shirts - Use with Cricut Explore Air 2/Maker - White • Amazon Business $26.68 1 $26.68
Plastic 5-Tab Dividers with Front Pocket, Plastic Pocket Dividers for 3-Ring Binders, Multi-Color Tabs Dividers, Pack of 3 Sets • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
56 Extra Fine Glitter, Set of 56 Colors Body Cosmetic Glitter, Nail Arts Face Hair Eye Lip Gloss Makeup Glitter, Slime, Tumbler and Epoxy Resin Crafts Loose Glitter Powder Shaker • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
5 Tab Plastic Binder Index Dividers, Large Rounded Index Tabs, 12 Pack, by Better Office Products, Multicolored Poly Dividers for 3 Ring Binder, with White Labels, 12 Sets • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Cricut Ceramic Coffee Mug - Sublimation Blank - White - 15 oz/425 ml (6 Pack Bulk Bundle) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Studio Series Mixed Media Pad 8'' x 10'' (60 heavyweight sheets) • Amazon Business $12.21 2 $24.42
Amazon Essentials Men's 2-Pack Regular-Fit Short-Sleeve V-Neck T-Shirt, red, Large • Amazon Business $12.00 2 $24.00
Dedoot Vintage Alphabet Stamps Set with Ink Pad, 70pcs Vintage Wooden Rubber Letter Number and Symbol Stamp, 20 Colors Stamp Ink Pad for Card Making DIY Crafting Scrapbooking • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Mixed Media Magic: Mixed Media Art Techniques that Educate with Fun Projects that Inspire! • Amazon Business $22.88 1 $22.88
Artist Paint Brush Set - 15 Different Sizes Paint Brushes for Acrylic Watercolor Oil Gouache Paint - Perfect Gift for Artists, Adults & Kids - Free Painting Knife and Watercolor Sponge. • Amazon Business $22.08 1 $22.08
Youngever 2000 Motivational Confetti Inspiring Stickers, Words to Inspire Planner Stickers, Motivational Encouragement Stickers, Positive Stickers for Book, Notebook, Planner • Amazon Business $10.95 2 $21.90
8 x 10 Inch Stretched Canvas Value Pack of 10 • Amazon Business $18.50 1 $18.50
Elmers Clear Liquid School Glue, Slime Glue, & Craft Glue | Premium 1 Glue Gallon for School Supplies & Slime Supplies | Washable Glue • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Gildan Men's V-Neck T-Shirts, Multipack, Black (6-Pack), Medium • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Gildan Men's V-Neck T-Shirts, Multipack, Black (6-Pack), Large • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Blank White Cards and Envelopes 100 Pack, Ohuhu 5 x 7 Heavyweight Folded Cardstock and A7 Envelopes for DIY Mother's Day Cards, Wedding, Birthday, Invitations, Thank You Cards & All Occasion • Amazon Business $17.98 1 $17.98
Cricut Everyday Iron On - 12” x 2ft - HTV Vinyl for T-Shirts - Use with Cricut Explore Air 2/Maker - Black • Amazon Business $8.94 2 $17.88
CONDA Black Canvas Panels 8x10 inch, Pack of 14, 100% Cotton Acid-Free, Art Boards for Oil & Acrylic Painting • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Creative Journaling: A Guide to Over 100 Techniques and Ideas for Amazing Dot Grid, Junk, Mixed-Media, and Travel Pages • Amazon Business $16.89 1 $16.89
240 Pieces Inspiring Planner Stickers Inspirational Quote Stickers Motivational Encouragement Stickers for Laptop Book Phone Car Luggage Bike (Black) • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
7 Pieces Stamp Blocks with Grid and Grip, Clear Acrylic Stamping Blocks Tools Set Including 2 Silicone Stamps, Decorative Stamp Blocks for DIY Scrapbooking Crafts Making • Amazon Business $15.88 1 $15.88
Inspirational Stickers for Hydroflasks, 50 Pack Reward Motivational Stickers for Teens, Students, Teachers and Employees, Waterproof Vinyl Positive Laptop Stickers for Water Bottles • Amazon Business $4.98 3 $14.94
Gildan Men's V-Neck T-Shirts, Multipack, White (6-Pack), Medium • Amazon Business $14.20 1 $14.20
Gildan Men's V-Neck T-Shirts, Multipack, White (6-Pack), Large • Amazon Business $14.20 1 $14.20
Conscious Creativity: The Workbook: experiment, explore, create • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Cricut Joy Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets - 2 Sheets 4.5" x 12" - Steel Plate Pattern - For Cricut Mug Press, Joy, Sublimation Projects • Amazon Business $4.29 3 $12.87
Food Coloring - 24 Color Rainbow Fondant Cake Food Coloring Set for Baking,Decorating,Icing and Cooking - neon Liquid Food Color Dye for Slime, Soap Making Kit and DIY Crafts.25 fl.oz.(6ml)Bottles • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Lsushine Craft Ink Pad Stamps Partner DIY Color,20 Colors Rainbow Finger Ink pad for Kids (Pack of 20) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Life Skills: How to Cook, Clean, Manage Money, Fix Your Car, Perform CPR, and Everything in Between • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Cricut Joy Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets - 2 Sheets 4.5" x 12" - Carbon Fiber Pattern - For Cricut Mug Press, Joy, Sublimation Projects • Amazon Business $5.49 2 $10.98
DOOHALO Cutting Mat for Cricut Joy Machine 3 Packs Replacement Adhesive Cut Mats for Cricut Joy VarietyGrip • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
4 Sheets Words Clear Stamp Silicone Stamp Cards with Sentiments, Greeting Words Pattern for Holiday Card Making and DIY Scrapbooking Journaling • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Elmer's Glue Magical Liquid Activator Solution, 1 Quart Slime Activator, Clear • Amazon Business $9.38 1 $9.38
Craft Ink Pad, Set of 6 Washable DIY Stamp Ink Pads for Kids, 24 Colors • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
4 Pieces Crafts Words Clear Stamps Blessing Words Stamp Silicone Stamp Cards and Acrylic Stamp Blocks Tools with Grid Lines for Card Making Decoration and DIY Scrapbooking • Amazon Business $8.59 1 $8.59

Materials cost

$1,806.68

Vendor shipping charges

$5.49

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$27.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,869.27

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$329.87

Total project goal

$2,199.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,199.14

1 Donor

-$1,466.09

Donations toward project cost

-$1,246.18

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$219.91

match offer

-$733.05

Match offer toward project cost

-$623.09

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$109.96

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$0.00

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