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Mrs. Dorinda Carver from Greensboro NC is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Calligraphy 4 Creative Kids!

Help me give my students calligraphy pens and instructional books so they may learn the art and history of this ancient writing technique.

  • $215 goal

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My Students

My students just love to create and explore new art techniques. They really look forward to attending my art class each week. We are a culturally diverse school with students from over 20 different countries represented. We look for creative opportunities. Our school is a place where we turn our mistakes into masterpieces.

Here, we turn our "Mistakes into Masterpieces".

We have a very welcoming atmosphere at this school. As a Title I school we are a low income and high poverty/needs school. Our school is a neighborhood school that is located in a low socioeconomic zone of urban North Carolina. Each child at our school receives free breakfast and lunch through our nutrition program. In addition to breakfast and lunch, they also each also receive a healthy snack of fresh fruits or vegetables each day.

My Project

"Writing is an art!" This is a statement I make to my students on a daily basis. Sadly, writing is becoming a lost art in this technology rich and social media world of ours. We know that our children are writing less and less nowadays. I want to introduce my students to calligraphy and expand their knowledge of what letter writing can be. I want to share my love for creative writing with them. They will use calligraphy markers and learn the strokes and step-by-step, how to write letters of the alphabet.

I wish to expose my students the "beautiful art" of calligraphy writing.

They will be exposed to and learn various styles of calligraphy. The books I wish to use will teach them the Asian, Gothic and Roman styles. Historically calligraphy was reserved for wealthy families. Also, allow to see calligraphy as another avenue to express themselves and select as a career choice or a hobby.

By exposing my students to this "beautiful writing", I hope to inspire them to become lifelong creative writers. I ponder the possibilities of where the stroke of a pen will take them.

Mrs. Dorinda Carver
Grades 3-5
Nearly all 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 430 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
20991-2023 - Manuscript CalliCreative Italic Marker - Black, 3.6 mm, Broad Point • Blick Art Materials $1.56 35 $54.60
12939-1103 - Bienfang Calligraphy Practice Pad - 9" x 12", Gridded, 50 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $8.44 4 $33.76
20991-1009 - Manuscript CalliCreative Italic Marker Set - Broad Point, Set of 12 • Blick Art Materials $15.01 1 $15.01
Calligraphy Workbook for Beginners • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
Super Simple Hand Lettering: 20 Traceable Alphabets, Easy Projects, Practice Sheets & More! (Design Originals) Includes Technique Guides, Skill-Building Exercises, Art Prints, & Vellum Tracing Paper • Amazon Business $13.38 1 $13.38
Calligraphy for Kids (Calligraphy Basics) • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98

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