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Mrs. Kruger from Buffalo NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Etching Printmaking Portraits

My students need printmaking supplies such as inks, plates (made from mat board) and carving tools.

  • $483 goal

This project expired on April 13, 2016.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are exhausted and overworked by constant testing. I believe in creating a safe environment for them to express themselves without fear of failure. A place for them to grow not only as students, but as people.

Most of my students come to school distracted by one or more of the following (poverty, minority status, parenting, learning/ emotional disabilities, hunger, jobs, etc).

Behind these labels, they are amazing in their own ways. With the right tools and guidance, they can reach their full potential.

My Project

Students will be creating portraits of a person they admire though the art of printmaking. Students will be creating an "etching" plate with a more cost effective material (mat board) then traditional metal plates. Students will cut layers of the mat board to create the different values within the portrait. They will then ink their plates and run them through a printing press to create their print. Students will then enhance their portraits by layering watercolors on top of their prints.

Making and printing etching plates will be a new experience for my students.

With these materials, my students will be able to create one of a kind prints that they will be proud of.

Mrs. Kruger
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crescent Smooth Mat Board - White/Cream, 20" x 32", 10 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $3.39 20 $67.80
Liquitex Medium and Varnish - Gloss, 16 oz bottle • Blick Art Materials $16.79 4 $67.16
X-Acto Knife: #2 • Blick Art Materials $2.75 20 $55.00
Rostow & Jung Akua Intaglio Ink - Carbon Black, 59 ml • Blick Art Materials $6.96 5 $34.80
Strathmore 200 Series Watercolor Paper Student Pad - 9" x 12", Cold Press, 15 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $2.96 10 $29.60
Rostow & Jung Akua Intaglio Ink - Quinacridone Magenta, 237 ml • Blick Art Materials $18.69 1 $18.69
Rostow & Jung Akua Intaglio Ink - Carbazole Violet, 237 ml • Blick Art Materials $18.69 1 $18.69
Rostow & Jung Akua Intaglio Ink - Burnt Sienna, 237 ml • Blick Art Materials $15.29 1 $15.29
Rostow & Jung Akua Intaglio Ink - Yellow Ochre, 237 ml • Blick Art Materials $15.29 1 $15.29
Standard Shipping • Blick Art Materials $8.95 1 $8.95
Rostow & Jung Akua Intaglio Ink - Crimson Red, 59 ml • Blick Art Materials $7.64 1 $7.64
Rostow & Jung Akua Intaglio Ink - Phthalo Blue, 59 ml • Blick Art Materials $7.64 1 $7.64
Rostow & Jung Akua Intaglio Ink - Phthalo Green, 59 ml • Blick Art Materials $7.64 1 $7.64
Rostow & Jung Akua Intaglio Ink - Hansa Yellow, 59 ml • Blick Art Materials $7.64 1 $7.64
Rostow & Jung Akua Intaglio Ink - Opaque White, 59 ml • Blick Art Materials $7.30 1 $7.30
X-Acto Replacement Blades - No. 11, Pkg of 15, Safety Dispenser • Blick Art Materials $5.52 1 $5.52
Standard Shipping • Blick Art Materials $0.00 1 $0.00

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