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.
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.
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