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Ms. Graham from San Francisco CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creative Arts C.A.R.E.S. Collaborative Mural Project

My students need artist brushes, palettes, gesso, matte medium and large quantities of acrylic paints to create a K-3 collaborative mural.

  • $921 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Our comprehensive Art Program is both heart and soul to the education of every child in our school. I teach weekly, hour-long fine arts workshops to every class; Kindergarten through 3rd grade. Our school is a charter school, serving a diverse urban population.

Our charter school community practices the "Responsive Classroom" methodology which is based on the ideals of "C.A.R.E.S." (Cooperation, Assertion, Responsibility, Empathy and Self-Control). We need a central mural that depicts the practice of each of these ideals to remind us of our collective promise to behave in a manner that shows that everyone of us here "C.A.R.E.S". For example, what does "Empathy" look like? K-3 students will collaborate to create a cohesive large-scale mural containing individual vignettes based on the feelings and actions that correspond with "C.A.R.E.S".

In order to create this collaborative mural project we need a complete array of acrylic paint colors, enough paint brushes and palettes for 200 student-artists to share, and plenty of matte medium and gesso. The C.A.R.E.S. mural will be 8 feet high and 16 feet long. Creating it together will afford student-artists the chance to better define the culture of kindness and responsibility that characterizes our school.

Your contribution to this meaningful mural project will allow the students of our incredible charter school to visually explore the ideals upon which the school's unique culture is founded.

Ms. Graham
Grades PreK-2
More than a third 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
GALERIA ACRYLIC/OCHR YLW 500ML • Blick Art Materials $13.28 1 $13.28
GALERIA ACRYLIC/WNSR VLT 500ML • Blick Art Materials $13.28 1 $13.28
GALERIA ACRYLIC/WNSR BLU 500ML • Blick Art Materials $13.28 1 $13.28
GALERIA ACRYLIC/PERM GRN LT 500ML • Blick Art Materials $13.28 1 $13.28
GALERIA ACRYLIC/PERM GRN DP 500ML • Blick Art Materials $13.28 1 $13.28
GALERIA ACRYLIC/MARS BLK 500ML • Blick Art Materials $13.28 1 $13.28
GALERIA ACRYLIC/GOLD 60ML • Blick Art Materials $3.38 3 $10.14
GALERIA ACRYLIC/CRIM 500ML • Blick Art Materials $13.28 1 $13.28
GALERIA ACRYLIC/CBLT BLU HUE 500ML • Blick Art Materials $13.28 1 $13.28
GALERIA ACRYLIC/CER BLU HUE 500ML • Blick Art Materials $13.28 1 $13.28
GALERIA ACRYLIC/VERMLN HUE 500ML • Blick Art Materials $13.28 1 $13.28
GALERIA ACRYLIC/ULTRA BLU 500ML • Blick Art Materials $13.28 1 $13.28
GALERIA ACRYLIC/SILVER 60ML • Blick Art Materials $3.38 3 $10.14
GALERIA ACRYLIC/RAW SIENNA 500ML • Blick Art Materials $13.28 1 $13.28
GALERIA ACRYLIC/PERM ROSE 500ML • Blick Art Materials $13.28 1 $13.28
GALERIA ACRYLIC/PERM MGNTA 500ML • Blick Art Materials $13.28 1 $13.28
GALERIA ACRYLIC/PERM MD GRN 500ML • Blick Art Materials $13.28 1 $13.28
GALERIA ACRYLIC/CAD YLW PLE HU 500ML • Blick Art Materials $13.28 1 $13.28
GALERIA ACRYLIC/CAD YLW MD HUE 500ML • Blick Art Materials $13.28 1 $13.28
GALERIA ACRYLIC/CAD YLW DP HUE 500ML • Blick Art Materials $13.28 1 $13.28
GALERIA ACRYLIC/CAD RED HUE 500ML • Blick Art Materials $13.28 1 $13.28
GALERIA ACRYLIC/BT UMBER 500ML • Blick Art Materials $13.28 1 $13.28
GALERIA ACRYLIC/BT SIENNA 500ML • Blick Art Materials $13.28 1 $13.28
GALERIA BRUSHES/SZ 0 RND SH • Blick Art Materials $3.90 10 $39.00
GALERIA BRUSHES/SZ 1/2IN ONE STROKE • Blick Art Materials $8.42 3 $25.26
GALERIA BRUSHES/SZ 3/8IN ONE STROKE • Blick Art Materials $7.04 5 $35.20
GALERIA BRUSHES/SZ 1/4IN ONE STROKE • Blick Art Materials $5.58 10 $55.80
GALERIA BRUSHES/SZ 1/8IN ONE STROKE • Blick Art Materials $4.84 10 $48.40
PLASTICK PALLET/11.75X8.5 9WL OVAL • Blick Art Materials $2.45 5 $12.25
PLASTICK PALLET/9.5X6.5 7WELL OVAL • Blick Art Materials $1.78 15 $26.70
BLICK ACRYLIC MEDIUM/MATTE QUART • Blick Art Materials $7.64 4 $30.56
BLICK ACRYLIC MEDIUM/GESSO GALLON • Blick Art Materials $27.87 2 $55.74

Materials cost

$628.07

Vendor shipping charges

$62.81

State sales tax

$45.54

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.42

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$754.87

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$165.70

Total project goal

$920.57

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$920.57

21 Donors

-$894.37

Donations toward project cost

-$754.87

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$139.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$26.20

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$0.00

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