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Ms. Czerwinski from Munhall PA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cardboard Carvin' for Sculpting Artists

Help me give my students cardboard cutting knives, hot glue guns, and spray painting safety materials to create awesome 3-dimensional artworks!

  • $562 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As an art teacher at a school with a student population that is so diverse, I love being able to see the unique ideas and backgrounds of my students in the artwork that they create. Understanding how impactful the arts and creating can be, I’m looking to provide students with the opportunity for trying as many different types of art methods as possible.

Students live in close vicinity to a vibrant, artistic and cultural, developing tech-hub that merges small suburban values with big city thinking.

These students make up a school of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds and experiences. They love any opportunity to express themselves and get to experience new, unique learning opportunities that give them experiences they wouldn’t be able to have otherwise. Despite many hardships they may face outside of school, they have a lot of potential in becoming creative contributing members in society.

My Project

These materials will benefit multiple grade level art students in order to create 3-dimensional works of art. When creating sculptures, safety is always an issue and sometimes a barrier within the art classroom. The canary knives requested are perfectly safe for any age level to use to cut cardboard and other similar materials. They easily cut through recyclable supplies in order to build and construct a sculpture project. Students will create Louise Nevelson inspired sculptures, masks, and even use these tools throughout other 2-d related art projects.

Exposing students to recyclable art materials such as cardboard, and teaching them how to use these tools to create, will allow them to see endless possibilities in art.

Students are motivated by the idea of using spray paint- which we have in the supply closets, but haven't gotten to use them due to not having the right tools such as gloves, masks, and even the canary knives to cut the base materials. Providing the students with a chance to use these non-traditional materials in a variety of lessons will give them new skills that they can continue building upon in both the art room and even their core classrooms.

Ms. Czerwinski
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CANARY Corrugated Cardboard Cutter"Dan Chan" [Non-Sticking Fluorine Coating], Yellow (DC-190F-1) (5 pcs) • Amazon Business $37.50 4 $150.00
24739-1001 - Surebonder Hybrid 20W Cordless Mini Glue Gun - High Temperature • Blick Art Materials $11.08 6 $66.48
CANARY Corrugated Cardboard Cutter"Dan Chan" [ Non-Sticking Fluorine Coating ], Yellow (DC-190F-1) (3 pcs) • Amazon Business $25.50 2 $51.00
CANARY Corrugated Cardboard Cutter"Dan Chan" [Fluorine Coating], Yellow (DC-190F-1) • Amazon Business $9.80 5 $49.00
01405-1006 - Krylon Spray Paint - White Primer, 12 oz Can • Blick Art Materials $7.88 6 $47.28
03484-2022 - SemperForce Black Textured Nitrile Gloves, Box of 100 - Large • Blick Art Materials $8.65 4 $34.60
04834-1050 - SAS Nuisance Dust Mask - Pkg of 50 • Blick Art Materials $11.19 2 $22.38
61705-1001 - Safety Goggles • Blick Art Materials $3.36 6 $20.16

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