My students come from a diverse range of backgrounds, nearly all students are from low‑income households. Many of the students have experienced or are currently experiencing different degrees of trauma, but they are resilient and strive for new knowledge. Our school serves as a safe haven where they can learn in a safe, calm environment. The students are very creative, sharp and are eager to learn. They deserve as many opportunities as they can to have new experiences that expand their creative and academic abilities, particularly experiences that they may not otherwise be able to access.
The students will be able to use the easels for drawing, coloring, and painting different types of large format art pieces. These easels will be an investment in the school as they will be used by hundreds of students each year and will be used continually as the years pass.
For the older grades such as 4th through 6th, I want to have them paint using acrylic on canvas.
Changing the angle of the art will give students more control and a better perspective when working on the art. Allowing students to get better results on their masterpieces.
The easels can also be used to hold large clipboards and allow younger students to use the easels as well, as they use watercolor and tempera paint, or more traditional mediums like crayon, marker and coloring pencils.
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