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Ms. Malone from Yonkers NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Collage Like Matisse

My students need bright colored paper, collage glue, scissors, and artist prints.

  • $458 goal

This project expired on December 25, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students love art which takes place in their classroom. Our half hour classes require focus and cooperation. I would like my students to explore color interaction through collage. "Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us," Henri Matisse.

I teach Kindergarten through sixth grade children in a high poverty urban school.

My students are always drawing. They love to work in groups and talk about their artwork. They are extremely curious and crave new experiences. They love intense colors. They enjoy using different tools and media to create art, the messier the better!

My Project

My students will use hot and cool colors on black and white to create collage in the style of the cutouts of Henri Matisse. They will use Mod Podge to adhere their collage pieces and to create even more intense color by painting over their collage. We will reuse all scraps of paper and create frames with the mosaic pieces. The children will chose a collage theme and title, and draw a plan in pencil before beginning. They will work cooperatively to share supplies. They will explore how colors look different when placed next to or overlapping each other. They will learn cutting and pasting techniques. They will also critique their work periodically. This project will take several class periods to complete and will be displayed in the hallways.

My students will greatly benefit from the donation of these art supplies because they will be able to use bright colors to express themselves.

The completed collage projects that will be displayed in the hallways will create a happier environment and give them pride in their accomplishments.

Ms. Malone
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pacon Tru-Ray Construction Paper - 12" x 18", Assorted Cool ColorsNEW!, 50 • Blick Art Materials $4.90 18 $88.20
Pacon Tru-Ray Construction Paper - 24" x 36", Black, 50 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $14.65 4 $58.60
Crystal Productions Urban Environments Take 5 Art Print Set - Set of 5 • Blick Art Materials $48.03 1 $48.03
Armada Paper Shapers Set - Set A, Set of 12 • Blick Art Materials $22.31 2 $44.62
Pacon Posterboard Pack - 22" x 28", White, Pkg of 50 • Blick Art Materials $15.38 2 $30.76
Plaid Mod Podge - Matte Finish, 8 oz jar • Blick Art Materials $3.74 8 $29.92
Pacon Tru-Ray Construction Paper - 12" x 18", Assorted Warm ColorsNEW!, 50 • Blick Art Materials $4.90 6 $29.40
Pacon Bright White Sulphite Drawing Paper - 12" x 18", 50 lb, 500 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $15.49 1 $15.49
Roylco Mosaic Paper Squares - 3/8" x 3/8", Assorted Colors, Box of Approximately 10,000 • Blick Art Materials $8.49 1 $8.49
Standard Shipping • Blick Art Materials $0.00 1 $0.00

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