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Mrs. Bragdon from Brownsboro TX is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating With Clay

Help me give my students Sedona Red Clay and Amaco Glazes for ceramic sculptures.

  • $596 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work in a Title I school in Rural East Texas teaching Art to grades 7 & 8. I want to provide my students with an art education that will help them grow and succeed. Teaching Art helps students build self-esteem and open up their world. They become risk takers, use critical thinking and their imaginations. Skills learned through Art will help them in all subject areas. My students deserve the chance to expand their capabilities through their knowledge of Art.

My Project

With the Sedona Red Clay and Amaco Glazes, my students will explore the art of hand-built pottery. We will make Cell Phone Sound amplifiers! Like a megaphone for a cell phone!

Students are so amazed when they learn how much Science is used in Ceramics.

We learn how the molecules of clay fuse together which makes the clay shrink. This we can calculate (Math) to determine what size to make our project so it will be big enough when it is fired. We also talk about the evidence of a chemical change with the addition of glazes. With our Cell Phone Amplifiers, we will even go over how sound waves travel.

It is so amazing how many ways art integrates with Math and Science. Ceramics is so fun the kids don't notice we are doing math and science until I point it out! Wow!

Mrs. Bragdon
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 200 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
30446-1002-Amaco Classroom Pack 2, Set of 6 - Pint, Classroom Pack 2, Set of 6 • Blick Art Materials $53.40 2 $106.80
30506-3050-Amaco No. 67 Sedona Red Clay - 50 lb • Blick Art Materials $20.96 5 $104.80
30446-1003-Amaco Classroom Pack 3, Set of 6 - Pint, Classroom Pack 3, Set of 6 • Blick Art Materials $50.48 2 $100.96
30428-0069-Amaco Opalescent Glaze - Set of 6 Pints • Blick Art Materials $64.16 1 $64.16

Materials cost

$376.72

Vendor shipping charges

$93.95

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$506.32

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.35

Total project goal

$595.67

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$595.67

1 Donor

-$595.67

Donations toward project cost

-$506.32

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$89.35

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$0.00

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