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Mrs. Webster from San Ramon CA is requesting art supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

From Brush to Bot: Nurturing Young Artists and Innovators

Help me give my students hands-on art and creative experiences, including watercolor painting, weaving with cardboard looms, and building brush bots, to nurture their artistic skills and encourage innovative thinking.

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My Project

In a world increasingly dominated by digital screens, hands-on art, and creative experiences have become more crucial than ever for our students. These experiences foster critical skills such as problem-solving, self-expression, and teamwork, nurturing well-rounded individuals prepared for future challenges.

Hands-on learning experiences are not just about artistic skill development but about equipping the students with the tools to think creatively and innovatively in all aspects of their lives.

Three integral components are designed to immerse the students in the realm of artistic exploration and creative expression.

To ignite the passion for painting in the students, they will be introduced to the captivating world of watercolor art. Watercolor is a versatile and expressive medium that encourages students to experiment with color, texture, and blending. Watercolor painting supplies, including brushes, paints, and watercolor paper, will help the students develop their painting skills and create beautiful watercolor artwork.

In the second phase of our project, students will be introduced to the art of weaving using cardboard looms. This hands-on activity will nurture their creativity and introduce them to the rich tradition of textile arts. We will need cardboard looms to execute this part of the project effectively.

To foster an interest in technology and engineering, the final component of the project involves students creating "brush bots" using button batteries and vibrating motors. This activity combines art and science, allowing our students to design and build their own small, vibrating robots. It's an exciting way to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education alongside art.

I sincerely appreciate your dedication to supporting art education and fostering creativity in our young learners. Thank you for working together to inspire and empower the next generation of artists and innovators.

Mrs. Webster
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Royal & Langnickel Big Kid?s Choice Class Packs - Taklon, Assorted, Set of 72 • Blick Art Materials $93.21 3 $279.63
Canson XL Bulk Watercolor Paper - 9" x 12", Cold Press, 250 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $63.19 1 $63.19
tatoko 20PCS 10mmx3mm Mini Vibration Motors DC 3V 12000rpm Flat Coin Button-Type Micro DC Vibrating Motor for Mobile Cell Phone Pager Tablet Household Appliances • Amazon Business $13.45 4 $53.80
Wide-Notch Cardboard Looms - Pkg of 12, 4" x 6" • Blick Art Materials $4.55 4 $18.20
PGSONIC CR2032 3V Lithium Battery (40pcs), Compatible with AirTag, Key Fobs, Smart Sensors, Scales, Candles and More • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Blick Liquid Watercolor - Metallic Gold, 8 oz bottle • Blick Art Materials $4.40 1 $4.40
Blick Liquid Watercolor - Metallic Silver, 8 oz bottle • Blick Art Materials $4.40 1 $4.40

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