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Mrs. Lucas from Shady Spring WV is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Clay: The Only Thing You Should Be Throwing In Art

I need to master throwing on the potter's wheel so I can teach my ceramic students skills on the recently donated wheels and help my autistic students address sensory stimulation in art class.

  • $203 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My art classroom is made up of aspiring artists grades 9-12, including Autism Inclusion students. They are a wonderful and exciting group that loves to express themselves through art. My artists rely heavily on donated items and grants to help our art program grow, and appreciate any support we can get!

What we may lack in multi-cultural exposure in this rural, low-income area, we do our best to make up for in exposure through the arts!

Art brings my students together and provides a safe place for growth and expression.

My Project

Learning how to throw on the potter's wheel will open up a new skill and experience for my art students. Not only will students learn to throw clay, but this form of building teaches patience and precision.

This will especially benefit my autism students as they experiment with new textures and ways of adjusting to and overcoming many sensory issues related with being in a ceramics class.

Throwing will allow all of my students to make more sophisticated artwork with a technique they have never experienced. I also think it will be good for my artists to see me learning something new and stepping outside of my comfort zone in pursuit learning something new to teach them.

Mrs. Lucas
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Activity Tamarack $140.00

Trip cost

$140.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$172.10

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$30.37

Total project goal

$202.47

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$202.47

1 Donor

-$202.47

Donations toward project cost

-$172.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.37

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$0.00

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