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Ms. Eicher from Oakland CA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Dyeing to Excel!

Help me give my students a tie-dye fiber arts experience using professional dyes!

  • $178 goal

This project expired on February 8, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The 4th and 5th grade students at CUES have shown real leadership through a year when they haven't had a teacher, and they have taken extra time to dream up their own special projects.

Small groups from this class come to art each day to provide service in the art room and develop a yearlong special project that supports in-depth arts learning.

These students have taken care to show up for their own art education, and now we want to realize their dream of making tye dye shirts and fabric yardage for themselves and other students and adults in our school community.

My Project

In an elementary school with many newcomer students and cultural backgrounds, personal expression rises to the top of student priorities and becomes an entry point for conversations around values, creative thinking, and school community. Some 30+ students from a class which has had no steady teacher for the first 8 weeks of school have been taking recess time each day to visit the art room, provide art room service, and develop a fabric dyeing and printing project that will allow them to express their personal colors and style, all while learning basic fiber arts techniques.

Our art room student leaders have a vision to learn to express themselves in fiber arts, using dyes to create tie-dye and other fabric patterns, printmaking to create repeat patterns on fabric, and sewing to finalize their fabric designs into teeshirts, pillows, and handbags for themselves and others.

These elements of fashion and style give students control over self-expression and allow them to learn hand-sewing, machine sewing, and graphic arts techniques while generating fabric yardage and teeshirts for themselves and to share. Their self-driven art project will put them ahead of the curve in creative thinking, technical skills, and project planning as they realize a project which other students might tackle in high school.

Ms. Eicher
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 10 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hanes Little Girls' Jersey Cotton Tee (Pack of 2), White, Medium • Amazon Business $9.88 2 $19.76
eBoot 5.2 cm Large-Eye Stitching Needles Hand Sewing Needles for Leather Projects with Clear Bottle, 20 Pack • Amazon Business $6.49 3 $19.47
01301-1009-Jacquard Tie Dye Kit - Set of 3 colors • Blick Art Materials $13.83 1 $13.83
Hanes Little Girls' Jersey Cotton Tee (Pack of 2), White, Large • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
Hanes Little Girls' Jersey Cotton Tee (Pack of 2), White, X-Small • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
Hanes Little Girls' Jersey Cotton Tee (Pack of 2), White, Small • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
Hanes Little Girls' Jersey Cotton Tee (Pack of 2), White, X-Large • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
Self Threading Needles - Start Sewing in One Second! Set of 48 • Amazon Business $7.20 1 $7.20

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