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Ms. Kitamura from Honolulu HI is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Captivating Capricious Clay Canvas

My students need clay, glazes, and clay tools to support their choice of the type of art media they would like to experience in their art class.

  • $427 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our high school is located in the middle of Honolulu with a small student body of a little over seven hundred students. Although the student body number is low, the percentage of economically disadvantaged is high. The student profile of economically disadvantaged is 59%.

I was surprised that many of my art students last year had never experienced art media such a paper mache, watercolors, and ceramics.

I assumed that during their elementary or middle school years they had experienced it.

My Project

I am a strong believer of student voice; therefore, last year I created a few in-class student surveys to provide me feedback with the art projects I assigned throughout the school year. As I read the students' surveys, a high number of students had an interest in ceramics. After gathering this data, I wanted to include ceramics in my art class; however, sadly, the school kiln was not working and there were no ceramic materials. Nevertheless, last month I found a generous private school teacher who fixed our kiln for free! The only thing needed to support my students interests were the ceramic materials.

Besides student interest, students will be learning about the art element of SPACE.

Our school year is broken up into four quarters. Each quarter I introduce one or two art elements which are reflected in an art project. Students who complete the “Captivating Capricious Clay Canvas” project will be reflecting the art element of SPACE by using the coil technique to cover their clay slab or canvas to create a picture or design. We'll need the requested Blackjack Low Fire Clay, Kemper Straight Needles, Boxwood Clay Tools, Amaco Opalescent Glazes, and Wire Clay Cutters.

My students will have a greater understanding of how artists use the element of space in their art pieces due to their experience of problem solving to cover their clay canvas.

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Ms. Kitamura
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
33674-1025-Blackjack Low Fire Clay - 25 lb • Blick Art Materials $27.36 5 $136.80
30308-1005-Kemper Straight Needle - 5" • Blick Art Materials $1.43 25 $35.75
30304-1009-Boxwood Clay Tools - Set of 38, 6" • Blick Art Materials $26.87 1 $26.87
30428-8576-Amaco Opalescent Glaze - Pint, Autumn Leaf • Blick Art Materials $12.63 1 $12.63
30428-1756-Amaco Opalescent Glaze - Pint, Transparent Pearl • Blick Art Materials $12.63 1 $12.63
30428-3716-Amaco Opalescent Glaze - Pint, Fuchsia • Blick Art Materials $12.63 1 $12.63
30428-5916-Amaco Opalescent Glaze - Pint, Bluebell • Blick Art Materials $12.63 1 $12.63
Standard Shipping • Blick Art Materials $9.95 1 $9.95
Standard Shipping • Blick Art Materials $9.95 1 $9.95
30327-1018-Wire Clay Cutter - 18" • Blick Art Materials $1.76 3 $5.28

Materials cost

$275.12

Vendor shipping charges

$41.27

State sales tax

$12.11

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.13

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$362.63

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$63.99

Total project goal

$426.62

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$426.62

8 Donors

-$406.94

Donations toward project cost

-$361.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.59

match offer

-$1.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$1.28

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.22

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$18.18

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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