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Mr. Hamilton from Geneseo IL is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fused Glass Pendant

Help me give my students safety equipment and specialty glass for making fused glass pendants.

  • $247 goal

This project expired on June 11, 2019.

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My Students

I have been teaching art for 10 years and have taught all age levels. 7th grade is by far the coolest age to teach art to. Our 7th graders are excited to learn art and take on new challenges without a second thought. They are eager to please and have a strong desire to create. Our small, rural farm town has instilled in our students a strong sense of self respect, educational discovery and treating peers and adults with kindness. Not a day goes by I don't get thanked at the end of class for teaching them.

In our school all 7th graders are required to take art.

I am completely amazed with how many approach our art class with such dedication even though many HAVE to be there. On average, at the conclusion of the semester, I have at least 75% say they will take 8th grade art on their exit survey. Our students approach creating with such enthusiasm and focus that they are actually learning off the advanced 9-10 grade art curriculum, many times achieving the same or better results as my former high school students. My students inspire me daily, with them school is never work!

My Project

Students will create awesome fused glass pendant necklaces that they will be able to wrap with wire and put on a hemp necklace that THEY braid! Students will have the opportunity to learn the glass fusing techniques of full fuse and tack fuse.

Most art students don't have the opportunity to do jewelry art until high school if that.

The bonus of working with glass and wire is that the cutting of the glass and bending of the wire really fosters students dexterity with intricate materials, teaching them a different set of hand eye coordination that drawing and painting cannot.

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This project will reach 200 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
34812-1066 - Fuseworks Fusible Glass Assorted Sheets, Pkg of 6 - 6" x 6" • Blick Art Materials $54.36 2 $108.72
33415-1020 - Blick Natural Copper Wire - 20 Gauge, 315 ft Coil • Blick Art Materials $21.01 1 $21.01
61532-8221 - Hippie Hemp - 20 lb, 1 mm x 380 ft • Blick Art Materials $3.19 5 $15.95
34807-1005 - Fuseworks Glass Stringers • Blick Art Materials $15.46 1 $15.46
TK25675705T Condor V Uncoated Safety Glasses Clear Lens Color • Grainger $0.59 24 $14.16

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