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Mr. Trowbridge
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 9 donors
  • $0 still needed

Exploring Culture through the Arts

My students need art supplies, including paint, brushes, drawing paper, crayons and markers, to have an effective learning experience for the school year.

My Students

For my art classes I was told that I have unlimited pencils, copy paper, and $50. My kids are worth way more than that. They have a passion to be expressive individuals and I would like to encourage this.

My role as a teacher is to educate my students, but I have been amazed about how much they have taught me.

This is my second year teaching art at an inner city public elementary school and I learning new things about this community on a daily basis. Despite most of them coming from economic poverty I am refreshed by the happiness and joy that they have. Our school has 540 students and an 88% low income level. Despite these hurdles, I want to give them the best education. My only hindrance is a low budget.

My Project

I am asking for the art supplies I will need this year. We need a lot of paper, paint, paint pumps, pastels, colored pencils, erasers, sharpies, and a glue pump. The first necessity for art is paper. I am asking for a lower weight paper for drawing and a heavier weight for painting. I want my students to study the masters of color such as Monet, Renoir, and Van Gough. I want them to experiment and discover how they can express emotions with the use of colors. I want to share with them different art movements that will allow them to use their imaginations like Cubism and Surrealism. I was given several gallons of glue, but no effective way to fill the my glue bottles. I am asking for a glue pump. I would love to introduce my students to the collage techniques of the greats like Romare Bearden and Jane Frank. I beleive art unifies people by illustrating that we are all alike. We all have a voice and a right to express our thoughts and feelings.

I think the arts serve as the great comminallity for all of mankind.

It has always reflected who we are as people. I believe that art will show my students that despite their circumstantial surroundings they have a voice. They will see how as people we are more alike than we are different. I believe that the journey of self idenity and expression is the most important lesson they could possibilly learn.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PASTELS CRAYOLA OIL LARGE SIZE CLASS PACK OF 336 • School Specialty $40.84 4 $163.36
PAINT TEMPERA VERSATEMP GALLON DELUXE KIT • School Specialty $143.54 1 $143.54
PAPER DRAWING 24X36 90# PK/250 • School Specialty $71.73 2 $143.46
MARKER BLACK FINE SHARPIE SET OF 12 • School Specialty $7.88 10 $78.80
PAPER DRAWING 24X36 50# PK/250 • School Specialty $35.85 2 $71.70
PENCIL CRAYOLA COLORED CLASSPACK OF 240 • School Specialty $37.99 1 $37.99
GLUE PUMP F/GALLON CONTAINER • School Specialty $23.74 1 $23.74
ERASER SAX PINK MEDIUM 2-3/8X5/9 PACK OF 24 • School Specialty $6.93 2 $13.86

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 550 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by IPS Education Foundation and 8 other donors.

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