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Mrs. Johnson from Wichita KS is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Exquisite Color: Alcohol Inks Painting Project

My students need alcohol ink, alcohol ink markers, the appropriate paper and tiles to work on, along with gloves to wear while working with the inks.

  • $715 goal

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My Students

My students make me laugh every day. I love my students. They are eager to learn new techniques and mediums in the art classroom. It's so fun to experience a light bulb moment with them, whether it is capturing their idea on paper or canvas or watching them master a medium or watching them as they proudly show off the work they've just created.

My students come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences and they incorporate their unique talents and experiences in their art work.

They learn from each other, they help each other and they want each other to succeed.

My students often take their art projects home to give as gifts to family members and as a teacher it makes me proud that they have created a work they are especially proud of to share it with others.

My Project

Alcohol inks are bold, vibrant, transparent, detailed and loose. The variety this medium will provide my students is limitless and allow them to be creative and experiment no matter their skill set. The colors are bold and exquisite and colorful pieces attract so many students and viewers of art work. Alcohol inks are gaining popularity in the art world and will give my students another tool to work with, another outlet and opportunity to compete in art contests in order to win money and scholarships. It is also another addition to their art portfolio as they apply for college scholarships in the arts.

Alcohol inks are an art form that will often match your mood and emotions as an artist.

Whenever a student is working from their emotions and experiences they are more invested in the piece they are creating. Working with alcohol inks, as a new medium, will allow them to continue to grow as artists, pushing the boundaries of what they already know and allowing them to explore beyond what they thought they could do.

Mrs. Johnson
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 25 students.

9 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers - Brights - 24 Pack • Amazon Business $37.38 3 $112.14
Glossy Ceramic Tiles 4x4 Each Plus Exclusive 2 Page Guide for Tile Crafts (Set of 10) (White) • Amazon Business $16.49 3 $49.47
Ranger Adirondack Brights Alcohol Ink 1/2-Ounce 3/Pkg, Summit View • Amazon Business $12.79 3 $38.37
Ranger TIM20745 Adirondack Alcohol Ink Applicator, Stamp Handle and Felt • Amazon Business $6.66 5 $33.30
Ranger Adirondack Brights Alcohol Ink, 0.5-Ounce, Conservatory-Honey Comb/Botanical • Amazon Business $11.05 3 $33.15
Ranger TAK-B-40866 Adirondack Brights Alcohol Ink, 0.5-Ounce, Mariner-Indigo/Mermaid/Teakwood • Amazon Business $11.04 3 $33.12
Ranger TAK-B-25962 Adirondack Brights Alcohol Ink 1/2-Ounce 3/Pkg, Dockside Picnic • Amazon Business $11.01 3 $33.03
Legion Yupo Polypropylene Pad, 5 X 7 inches, Medium 74lb, 10 Sheets (L21-YUP197WH57) • Amazon Business $6.81 4 $27.24
Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Blending Solution, 2-Ounce Label May Vary (TIM19800) • Amazon Business $6.18 4 $24.72
Ranger TIM20844 Adirondack Alcohol Ink Replacement Felt Pack • Amazon Business $4.96 4 $19.84
Sakura 38176 10-Piece Gelly Roll Assorted Colors Blister Card Moonlight 10 Bold Point Gel Ink Pen Set • Amazon Business $9.76 2 $19.52
Gelly Roll Gel-Ink Pen, medium-point, white • Amazon Business $4.73 4 $18.92
Gelly Roll Stardust Bold Point Pens 6/Pkg-Galaxy-Rose,Sky,Lime, Purple,Golden,Red • Amazon Business $9.03 2 $18.06
Yupo Paper L21-YUP197W912 White Sheets (10 Pack), 9" x 12" • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
Acrylic Paint Brush Set, 5 packs/50 pcs Nylon Hair Brushes for All Purpose Oil Watercolor Painting Artist Professional Kits • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
TecUnite 600 Pieces Cotton Swabs, Double Precision Tips with Paper Stick, 3 Packs, 200 Pieces 1 Pack (Pointed Shape) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
(10 Pack) Empty 20ml (0.66oz.) Clear Plastic Mist Spray bottle + 2 Pipette Droppers and 2 Funnels + MagicFiber Microfiber Cleaning Cloth • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Storage Tin • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Nitrile Exam Gloves - Medical Grade, Powder Free, Latex Rubber Free, Disposable, Non Sterile, Food Safe, Textured, Indigo Color, Convenient Dispenser Pack of 100, Size Medium • Amazon Business $8.84 1 $8.84
Paint Brushes Artist Brushes 12pcs Acrylic Art Brushes Set for Art Painting, Acrylic Watercolor Oil, Miniature Painting • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59

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