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Ms. Philip from Menlo Park CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Brightening the Day

My students need liquid water colors so that they can create artwork with bright colors.

  • $331 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have over 450 curious minds that come into my classroom, each week, ready to learn about art: both the history and the practice of making it. The students I have are in a wide range of ages 5-14 and grades kindergarten through 8th. For some of my students, this is the first year they have attended my art class, and they are eager to participate! For others, this is another year for them to learn and experience new things. My students are bright and energetic, with creative minds that shock me sometimes, with the great ideas they come up with. Many of the children I teach have a very hard home life, their parents are both working two to three jobs to scrape by, they are homeless, or they come from a broken family. The goal of my classroom is that no matter where they come from, or what is going on outside of school, the students have the same opportunities and materials as students in the schools around here. It can be hard at times, but with the support of people like you, I am able to give these students an amazing art class each year.

My Project

The students in every one of my classes will be using liquid watercolors to add bright vibrant colors to their papers. Watercolors are one of my students' favorite materials to use. However, the watercolors in pans do not have the same results as liquid watercolor. Because the liquid watercolor is already a liquid you can get more pigment on the paper without having clumped or sticky spots from over excited kindergartners. The kindergarten students will be creating an underwater sense using oil pastels and liquid watercolors. The students will draw their under sea animal with oil pastel and then paint it in with liquid watercolors. They will also create a habitat using the watercolors. I look forward to see the bright paintings lining our hallways.

Ms. Philip
Grades 3-5
  • Willow Oaks School
  • Menlo Park, CA
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
03424-1012-Plastic Palette - 12 Well • Blick Art Materials $4.75 18 $85.50
01759-1059-Sargent Washable Liquid Watercolors - Standard Set of 10, 8 oz bottles • Blick Art Materials $40.02 2 $80.04
PAINT TRAY PLASTIC 9 WELLS - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $4.25 4 $17.00
01759-3035-SRGNT WSHBL WC MAGIC MAGENTA 8 OZ. • Blick Art Materials $4.20 2 $8.40
01759-5025-SRGNT WSHBL WC MAGIC BLUE 8 OZ. • Blick Art Materials $4.20 2 $8.40
01759-5115-SRGNT WSHBL WC MAGIC TURQUOISE 8 OZ. • Blick Art Materials $4.20 2 $8.40

Materials cost

$207.74

Vendor shipping charges

$20.77

State sales tax

$19.01

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.12

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$280.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$49.52

Total project goal

$330.16

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$330.16

5 Donors

-$330.16

Donations toward project cost

-$280.64

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.52

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$0.00

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