If I had to choose one word to describe my student body it would be resilient. My student demographic is almost entirely African American at a k-3 grade school with 100% free breakfast and lunch.
These children are expected to come to school ready to learn without having most of their basic needs met.
Many come to class deprived of sleep, adult attention, and decent food and still somehow muster up the energy to create beautiful art in my visual art class.
With your help we can continue to make beautiful art and inspire these children to continue enjoying learning. The most used art resource last school year was construction paper, by far, and we made some amazing projects.
Almost every student art project last year incorporated construction paper. We made little model playgrounds by bending strips of different colored paper. We created Picasso self-portraits cutting out facial features from paper. We constructed santa hats using red and white construction paper and even painted dragon eyes on neutral grey construction paper. It is by far my most used resource as an art teacher.
With this supply of construction paper my students will be set for the entirety of the school year.
Having a broad selection of colors to choose from will allow my students the opportunity to customize their projects.
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