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Mrs. Smith from Bonners Ferry ID is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fun with Watercolors!

My students need decent watercolor sets, paintbrushes, and updated water cups.

  • $624 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are fantastic! Not only do I work with my own class, I also work with the other two second grade classes. We have dug in to learning more and more about watercolors and how to use them. We have explored many techniques and they love seeing how crayon (wax), salt, and rubbing alcohol effect our paintings.

When painting and exploring what happens when we use different techniques, I often hear, "Wow, woah!" from my students.

They are amazed at their product and we laminate their piece to use as bookmarks!

My Project

A couple of years ago, I spent a week at an ArtsPowered Schools training. Since then, the other teachers and I have wanted to add the arts in to as much of our school day as possible. We created a "switch" time in our busy schedules every Thursday in order to stretch our student's minds and include something we, as teachers, are passionate about. I love teaching students how to properly use watercolors and allow them to explore different techniques. They are thrilled when we use the ever popular crayon with watercolors, but then dig deeper as to why it works and what other tools do we have that create the same result.

My students need decent watercolor sets, paintbrushes, and updated water cups.

They enjoy trying these new techniques in a "free to create" environment. We also talk a lot about evaporation and why we would want to leave our paints open to dry. We laminate their end results so they may preserve their art!

Mrs. Smith
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
MEEDEN Portable Paint Brush Washer with Brush Holder, Blue Reusable Water Cup for Watercolor Acrylic Oil Painting, Premium Art Supplies • Amazon Business $6.99 19 $132.81
Strathmore 361-9 300 Series Watercolor, 9"x12", Cold Press, 24 Sheets per Class Pack • Amazon Business $10.24 10 $102.40
Prang Classroom Master Pack, OVL-8, 24-Count, Oval 8-Color Watercolor Sets & 12-Count Refill Trays (08020) • Amazon Business $89.82 1 $89.82
MEEDEN Portable Paint Brush Washer with Brush Holder, Orange Reusable Water Cup for Watercolor Acrylic Oil Painting, Premium Art Supplies • Amazon Business $6.99 11 $76.89
Royal Brush 1289617 RCVP-101 Taklon Hair Classroom Value Pack, Assorted Size (Pack of 30) • Amazon Business $12.55 5 $62.75

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