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Mrs. Dobek from San Diego CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Artists in Training

Help me give my students blank canvases and acrylic paint to create a masterpiece.

  • $191 goal

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My Students

My students are in second grade and attend a Title I school. 99% of the students at our school have at least one parent serving in the military. They are constantly moving from school to school. I do my best to make sure they feel safe, loved, and welcomed. I also have a large population of students with special needs. They work hard and are excited to be at school every day.

Students who come from military families are resilient.

I make the transitions for them as easy as possible, and I welcome them and encourage them to be successful. I am amazed every day by the sacrifices these students and their parents have to make. I feel honored to teach these students. It is the least I can do to help support them.

My Project

My students would love to have blank canvases to create their masterpiece. I would like to first teach my students about the famous artist Jackson Pollock. He uses a splatter method to create his portraits. I then would read the book Splatter by Diane Alber.

I want the students to learn that artist can be creative in many different ways.

I am planning on having the students use tape and the splatter method to create their artwork. I would like to use these canvases as a present to their parents during the holiday season. The majority of my students come from military families, and times can be very difficult with deployments. I thought this would be a great way to put a smile on the faces of the parents!

Art is a subject that seems to always be getting cut in the public schools. In my opinion, this is such a shame. I believe this is the time when students creativity really shines. Unfortunately, art supplies can be very expensive, I truly appreciate you considering my project.

Mrs. Dobek
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PHOENIX Pre Stretched Canvas for Painting - 8x10 Inch / 10 Pack - 5/8 Inch Profile of Super Value Pack for Acrylics, Oils & Other Painting Media • Amazon Business $15.42 3 $46.26
Crayola 53-0525-1 8 Pan Set Washable Watercolors, 12 Pack • Amazon Business $21.90 1 $21.90
Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint Set, 18 Piece (2-Ounce), PROMOABI Assorted Colors I • Amazon Business $18.36 1 $18.36
Splatter • Amazon Business $12.02 1 $12.02
Kid Artists: True Tales of Childhood from Creative Legends (Kid Legends) • Amazon Business $9.76 1 $9.76

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