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  • $191 goal

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Mrs. Dobek
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Artists in Training

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

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.

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Where Your Donation Goes

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

Materials cost

$108.30

Vendor shipping charges

$11.98

State sales tax

$9.91

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$161.81

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.55

Total project goal

$190.36

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$190.36

2 Donors

-$177.86

Donations toward project cost

-$151.19

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.67

match offer

-$12.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$10.62

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and 2 other donors.

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