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Ms. Masengale from Saint Louis MO is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Freedom of Expression.....Artistic Expression

My students need 13 art supplies such as paint, paint brushes, and mosaics.

  • $1,133 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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I teach a wonderful group of 11th grade students. I have been blessed with the opportunity to loop with my students, and this will be my third year with them. I teach at an alternative school in a high need, urban district. The school opened two years ago, targeting "unsuccessful" students. After two years of attending this school, my students have learned to recognize their own potential, strive to meet high academic expectations, reach out to the community, and aim for college.

Art education is so important to the development of young minds; unfortunately, funding for the arts is diminishing in public schools. My school does not have an art teacher, but I do not want them to miss out creative expression, art appreciation, and fine arts. Art not only allows student to express creativity, it also helps students understand other subjects. Participating in art activities helps children to gain the tools necessary for understanding human experience, adapting to and respecting others' ways of working and thinking, developing creative problem-solving skills, and communicating thoughts and ideas in a variety of ways. All of these skills will help my students prepare for college. Art is not solely about drawing or painting, it is about preparing young minds for invaluable experiences.

In order to integrate art into the classroom my students and I are in need of art supplies. These supplies will give the students the tools to express their creativity as well as express their individuality. Please help bring art int our classroom!

You will make it possible for my students to discover the wonderful, intriguing world of art. Art is an amazing subject that reinforces other subjects, and your help will make this possible!

Ms. Masengale
Grades 9-12
  • Big Picture School Nw
  • Saint Louis, MO
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 32 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TIE DYE COLORS/FUNKY GROOVY KIT • Blick Art Materials $8.75 7 $61.25
SPECTRA GLITTER/SILVER 4OZ • Blick Art Materials $2.29 1 $2.29
SPECTRA GLITTER/SKY BLUE 4OZ • Blick Art Materials $2.29 1 $2.29
BLICKRYLIC/BASIC PINT SET/6 • Blick Art Materials $19.54 6 $117.24
BLICKRYLIC/MIXING PINT SET/6 • Blick Art Materials $19.54 2 $39.08
DB PREMIER TRADITNL/4X4 7/8IN • Blick Art Materials $4.73 18 $85.14
DB PREMIER TRADITNL/6X8 7/8IN • Blick Art Materials $7.85 18 $141.30
DB PREMIER TRADITNL/9X12 7/8IN • Blick Art Materials $9.59 18 $172.62
DB PREMIER TRADITNL/18X24 7/8IN • Blick Art Materials $18.59 1 $18.59
MOSAIC PLAQUE/CLASSROOM 12PK • Blick Art Materials $25.49 1 $25.49
REEVS BRUSH FLAT/RND/PONY 144PC CANISTER • Blick Art Materials $58.64 1 $58.64
ART START KIT -- Roylco Art Start Kit • Quill $19.79 1 $19.79
DREAM CATCHER KIT/25 PK • Blick Art Materials $50.99 1 $50.99

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