My students need portable drawing boards to support their artworks as they are being created.
"Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures, "observed Henry Ward Beecher
My students use drawing boards that make it hard to express their ideas because they are worn, dented, blotched with paint, and scored with cuts.
My budding artists are a diverse group that come from all parts of our city.
Our school is unique because it is the only public school in our district that serves K through 12 students together in the same school. We also draw our students from all parts of the district to our urban location. They learn and become friends with students of different socioeconomic levels, racial backgrounds, and learning levels. Our students are proud to be a school that embraces diversity.
It's hard to create a terrific drawing when the underlying board you are using causes bumps, dark spots, tears, and ridges no matter how hard you try. With new drawing boards, student artists can learn to draw and paint without having to overcome the ragged surface on the drawing board underneath their artwork.
Our goal is to equip student artists with skills essential for every day life: visual literacy, problem-solving, and critical thinking. So learning to carefully observe, understand, and then draw conclusions lead to the ability to think creatively and generate diverse solutions to problems. These are essential skills that transfer to real life experiences that face us all.
With your donation, young artists will be able to learn essential skills without using defective drawing boards.
My artists will translate their newfound techniques and skills into high quality artworks that speak of their diverse backgrounds. My young artists have enthusiasm, motivation, and a strong desire to work hard. We just need good quality drawing boards to make our ideas come to life through our art.
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