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Ms. Gearhart from New York NY is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Color Me Happy!

Help me give my students books about color and imagination and vibrant colors to paint with.

  • $243 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students learn about art through hands-on activities, colorfully illustrated books, sensory experiences and engaging step-by-step guidance. Every week I see students aged 3-14, students with speech and language delays, developmental disabilities, autism and emotional disturbance. These students are seeking greater understanding of their worlds. As their teacher, I’m seeking to broaden their skill sets, increase their social and emotional awareness, and to develop them as caring, curious citizens of the world. We are beginning a unit on portrait and figure drawing. I am having my students study angles and shapes in order to draw them. We will be looking at our own faces in mirrors and looking ay light rendering 3-D forms. We will be drawing ourselves and our peers. We will be learning about famous artists that made portraits.

My Project

Students love to use color and painting is beloved by every student I have. I believe it gives them a magical sense of control, engaging them on an intellectual and emotional level. Books that offer insight into how color and shape affect us can be life changing for at-risk youth in need of emotional regulation, self esteem and social skills. The books and paints in this project will be irresistible to my students who love books and live to paint. Blue, yello and magenta in neon tempera can be blended together to make lively greens, rich purple and violet tones, and yummy orange hues.

Ms. Gearhart
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
00014-4016-Jazz Gloss Tempera - Gloss, Fluorescent Yellow, 16 oz bottle • Blick Art Materials $7.68 5 $38.40
00014-5006-Jazz Gloss Tempera - Gloss, Fluorescent Blue, 16 oz bottle • Blick Art Materials $7.68 5 $38.40
00014-3056-Jazz Gloss Tempera - Gloss, Fluorescent Pink, 16 oz bottle • Blick Art Materials $7.68 5 $38.40
They Say Blue • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Maybe Something Beautiful • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Little Prince • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Colors & Shapes Bingo Game • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
The Hundred Dresses • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83

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