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Ms. Cook from Houston TX is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Easels for Young Van Goghs

My students need easels so that they aren't hurting their backs to make art. Also, using easels will ensure they are never limited by size again.

  • $976 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

"Realizing I can paint makes me feel like Harry Potter when he found out he was a wizard," a 10th grader tells me as she excitedly works on her first self-portrait. I work with students from radically diverse backgrounds at a charter school in the heart of Texas, where we are dedicated to erasing educational inequality. For many of my students, my art class is the first time they have ever touched art supplies. The moment where these little artists first discover their inner visual genius is truly magical.

The art room is a sanctuary of self-expression, conceptual thought, and exploration.

All my students are vibrant and complex individuals. Visual genius can come in many forms; painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and mixed media all need lots of supplies. In order to discover their voice, my students need your help!

"Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.” -Plato

My Project

Currently, my students are hunched over their desks and sprawled across the floor working on paintings. They often complain of back problems, but never want to stop painting and learning.

Every artist needs a good easel.

Students are often limited in their range of motion because they are constantly sitting while painting. It would provide so much freedom if they had access to easels.

We will be using these easels every year for every grade. These supplies will last us a decade, and it would mean so much to be able to accommodate all students of various sizes while teaching painting.

Ms. Cook
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 140 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
50309-0000-Aluminum Folding Easel - Table • Blick Art Materials $16.04 25 $401.00
50207-0500-Testrite Aluminum Easel • Blick Art Materials $78.94 4 $315.76

Materials cost

$716.76

Vendor shipping charges

$71.68

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$829.19

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$146.33

Total project goal

$975.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$975.52

1 Donor

-$975.52

Donations toward project cost

-$829.19

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$146.33

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$0.00

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