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Ms. s. from Jamaica NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Artsy Smartsy Girls

My students need art supplies such as watercolor paints, color pencils, masking tape, and other basic necessities for a well-rounded arts program.

  • $486 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Picasso once said it took him "Four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to learn how to paint like a child." What good is it to aspire to paint like a child if you do not have the basic necessities to do so? Please help out my little Picassos, O'Keeffes, and Khalos.

This is an all-girl urban public school with Title I funding.

All students receive free lunch. The girls are eager to learn and all have their hearts set on attending college. Visual Arts is a new program with limited funds available for the materials students need to help them excel in art-making. Unfortunately, the state of the economy has left many schools with the hard decision to cut their arts program, even though it is a requirement under the No Child Left Behind Act. So it is only that more impressive that our school would understand the value and importance of bringing art to their students.

My Project

I have devoted my career as an arts educator to giving each student a well-rounded arts education program. This project would help with an important Fine Arts goal I have for my students. I want them to experience many different forms of art such as collage, painting, computer arts, drawing, sculpting, and printmaking. My students need art supplies such as watercolor paints, color pencils, masking tape, and other basic necessities for a well-rounded arts program. The foam printing plates will be used to create Andy Warhol's famous Campbell soup cans style prints of popular American products. The color sticks will be used to color in beautiful imaginary cityscapes and create lively portraits and so many more projects to come this school year.

Students will be able to use these materials all year on an array of great projects such as Andy Warhol style printmaking, 1-point perspective cityscapes, and watercolor landscape paintings.

The list goes on and on.

Ms. s.
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 200 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PAINT WATERCOLOR TRUE FLOW CLASSROOM PACK SET OF 42 • School Specialty $129.19 1 $129.19
PENCILS PRANG COLORED THICK SET OF 50 • School Specialty $9.02 8 $72.16
PENCILS CRAYOLA COLOR STICKS 12 COLORS CLASSPACK OF 120 • School Specialty $70.29 1 $70.29
SCRATCH FOAM PRINTING PLATES 9X12 PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $4.98 10 $49.80
TAPE MASKNG .5X60YD - EACH • School Specialty $1.07 20 $21.40

Materials cost

$342.84

Vendor shipping charges

$34.28

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.14

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$412.26

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$72.75

Total project goal

$485.01

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$485.01

1 Donor

-$242.50

Donations toward project cost

-$206.13

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.37

match offer

-$242.51

Match offer toward project cost

-$206.13

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.38

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$0.00

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