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Ms. Flanagan from Chicago IL is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Creative Expression

Help me give my students skills to improve their self-esteem and social skills.

  • $483 goal

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My Students

My dynamic diverse learning students are eager to learn! My students are amazing and nothing stops them from trying their hardest and exceeding expectations. My students reside and attend school in an urban area. The students at my school come from diverse backgrounds and many represent low socioeconomic statuses. My students all receive special education services for disabilities that range from autism to learning disabled. Despite the many challenges they may face, they come to our school eager and ready to learn.

My Project

Art therapy is a therapeutic technique rooted in the idea that creative expression can foster healing and mental well-being. It has been my experience that art therapy helps children and adolescents explore their emotions, improve self-esteem and communication skills, relieve stress, improve symptoms of anxiety, and improve social skills. As a school social worker, my essential goal is to support my students’ academic and social emotional needs.

After completing a significant amount of research and training on art therapy techniques and implementation, I have selected numerous engaging art activities that include, drawing, painting, coloring, sculpting, and collage to benefit my students.

With your support and generosity, I will be able to obtain the necessary supplies and resources that will help them explore self-expression and, in doing so, find new ways to gain personal insight and develop new coping skills.

Ms. Flanagan
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 15 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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ARTEZA Acrylic Paint, Set of 60 Colors/Tubes (22 ml, 0.74 oz.) Art Supplies Paint Set, Rich Pigments, Non Fading, Non Toxic Paints for Artist, Hobby Painters & Kids, Ideal for Canvas Painting • Amazon Business $41.97 1 $41.97
Luxja Carrying Bag Compatible with Cricut Die-Cutting Machine and Supplies, Tote Bag Compatible with Cricut Explore Air (Air2) and Maker (Bag Only, Patent Pending), Purple • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
Castle Art Supplies 120 Colored Pencil Set for artists, featuring 'soft series' core for expert layering, blending and shading; perfect for coloring books and classroom • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Plaster Gauze Bandage for Hobby Craft, Masks, Scenery, Belly Cast - 4" x 180" (5yd) Gauze Bandage Roll (12 Pack) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Cricut Ultimate Fine Point Pen Set, 30 Pack, Assorted • Amazon Business $25.35 1 $25.35
Bellofy Professional Drawing Kit Artist Drawing Supplies Kit | 33-Piece Sketch Kit, Erasers, Kit Bag, Free Sketchpad | Perfect Graphite Drawing Pencil Set for Sketching | Art Pencils for Shading • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Oil Paint Set - 32 Color Professional Painting Sets for Artists, Beginners & Adults. Complete Collection of Pigment Rich Oil Based Paints. Artist Supplies Kit w/ 12ml Tube Colors & Bonus Paint Brush! • Amazon Business $24.97 1 $24.97
Mod Podge CS11203 Waterbase Sealer, Glue & Decoupage Finish, 32 oz, Gloss • Amazon Business $11.79 2 $23.58
Watercolor Paint Set - 32 Professional Water Color Paints for Artists, Adults - Palette Tray & Paint Brush Included - Kids Watercolors, Washable Colors - Adult Painting Art Supplies Kit w/ 12 ml tubes • Amazon Business $22.97 1 $22.97
Washable Dot Markers, Magicfly 12 Colors Bingo Daubers with Free Dot Coloring Book for Kids, Non-Toxic Water-Based Dab Marker for Toddlers, Dauber Marker & Preschool • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
250 Brief, Creative & Practical Art Therapy Techniques: A Guide for Clinicians and Clients • Amazon Business $18.68 1 $18.68
Kinetic Sand 2 LB Pack Neon Purple • Amazon Business $16.49 1 $16.49
Bellofy 100-Sheet Sketchpad Artist Pro, Watercolor, Acrylic Art Pad for Sketching, Ink Sketch Book, Coloring Notebook - 98 Ib/160 g/m2-9 x 12 in Multi-Media Spiral Notebook, Drawing Paper, Drawing Pad • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Kinetic Sand 2 LB Pack Neon Pink • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
School Smart Poster Board, 11 x 14 Inches, White, Pack of 25 - 1371698 • Amazon Business $9.70 1 $9.70
20 Pack Clear Plastic Ruler 12 Inch Straight Ruler Flexible Ruler With Inches and Metric for School Classroom, Home, or Office (Clear) • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
Aleene's Spray Gloss Finish 6oz Acrylic Sealer, Original Version • Amazon Business $5.97 1 $5.97

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