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Mrs. Minchew from Louisburg NC is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creativity with Clay!

Help me give my students clay and glaze for the amazing experience of working with real clay!

  • $490 goal

This project expired on October 20, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are kind, thoughtful, and talented. They are so excited to come to art every week and I want to provide the best art education I can give them!

I want my students to have a well-rounded art education, but they have never been able to experience clay at school due to low funds.

We are a Title l school with most students receiving free lunch and breakfast every day. Our families work hard to provide for their children and really care about their education. Unfortunately, our school district provides a very small budget for art supplies in the art room. When you serve almost 500 students in the school, $100 just doesn't stretch that far.

Over the past three years as their art teacher, I've been able to give them many different artistic experiences including drawing, collage, mixed-media, and weaving--usually out of my own pocket. Now, I want to give them the experience of pottery. To be able to work with real clay and turn it into something real and amazing is something very special.

My Project

I believe few art mediums kindle growth and skills in children the way clay does. It helps promote self-confidence, encourages self-expression and develops problem-solving skills.

To be able to take a lump of clay and turn it into something useful or beautiful can be life-changing.

Children are naturally so very creative. I want to help them spark that creativity at a young age.

My students love to build with their hands, but they have never experienced real clay! They want to be able to see and feel what they create. They'll be able to create many different projects with this clay, such as projects ranging from necklace pendants to castles!

Mrs. Minchew
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 500 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
30433-1030 - Mayco Stroke & Coat Wonderglaze Kit - Bottle, 16 oz, Wonderglaze Kit 3 • Blick Art Materials $145.82 1 $145.82
30505-1025 - Amaco No. 25 White Art Clay - 50 lb • Blick Art Materials $21.00 6 $126.00
30432-0009 - Amaco Dipping Glaze - Gallon • Blick Art Materials $41.39 1 $41.39
03324-1012 - Handy Art Empty Marker Bottle Pack - 2 oz, Pkg of 12 • Blick Art Materials $19.84 2 $39.68

Materials cost

$352.89

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$27.53

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.29

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$415.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.36

Total project goal

$489.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$489.07

6 Donors

-$489.00

Donations toward project cost

-$415.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.35

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$0.00

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