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Mrs. Hughes from Santa Fe NM is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fostering the Creativity of Future Artists

Help me give my students an art studio to inspire their imagination and foster a life long love of art and creativity.

  • $320 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students consist of four-year-olds with diverse abilities and cultural backgrounds, some with varied special education needs. My students are creative, enthusiastic, and curious learners whose learning styles vary as do the methods in which they communicate and learn. My instruction combines a hands-on, multi-sensory, multi-modality approach so all my little learners are successful and to ensure that each student's needs are met. I am preparing my students to be life long problem solvers and to love science, technology, engineering, art, and math.

My Project

This project will provide my students with an open-ended art studio that will foster their imagination through clay, painting, and pastels.

High-quality art materials will nourish my students' creativity and provide them with the freedom to manipulate different materials in an organic and unstructured way allowing for exploration and experimentation.

My students will deepen and extend their natural curiosity as they become flexible thinkers through art exploration.

The process of creating — exploring, discovering, and experimenting — that has the greatest value. Through self-expression and creativity, my students' skills will develop naturally, and their confidence and ability to create will soar.

Mrs. Hughes
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
OwnMy Set of 5 Clay Modeling Pattern Rollers Kit, Fish Leaves Cobblestone Ripple Wood Grain Pattern 4.7 in Clay Rolling Pin Textured Hand Roller Wooden Handle Pottery Tools Set • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
Melissa & Doug Wooden Multi-Craft Weaving Loom (Arts & Crafts, Extra-Large Frame, Develops Creativity and Motor Skills, 16.5" H x 22.75" W x 9.5" L) • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
AMACO AMA46319S Air Dry Clay, Terra Cotta, 25 lbs. • Amazon Business $24.11 1 $24.11
Children's Apron 12.5"x19" 100% Cotton Canvas - Pack of 12 - Natural Color • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Non Toxic Mungyo Soft Pastel Set of 48 Assorted Colors Square Chalk • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
TINTON LIFE 16PCS Wooden Clay Pottery Stamp Pottery Tool Wood Block Stamp • Amazon Business $22.97 1 $22.97
Lipper International 8301 Bamboo Wood 10" Kitchen Turntable • Amazon Business $8.69 2 $17.38
SplashSoup Bamboo Caddy, Picnic Condiment Spice Rack, Home Accessory Organizer, Outdoor Grill Cooking Helper, Kitchen Cabinet Storage • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
15PCS Stainless Steel Wooden Thick Handle Flat Wire Cutter Clay Pottery Sculpting Tool Set Ribbon Sculpting Tool Kit • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Pentel Arts Oil Pastels, 50 Color Set (PHN-50) • Amazon Business $6.40 2 $12.80
Art Advantage Wood Palette with 12 Brushes (6958-2VP) • Amazon Business $6.25 2 $12.50
Pantone: Colors • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
CENTSTAR 15 Pcs Round Paint Tray Palettes Plastic for Acrylic Oil Watercolor Craft DIY Art Painting Palettes, White (15 PCS) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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