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Ms. Suisman from Austin TX is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help FPMS Artists Create!

Help me give my students materials for their art projects, fabric for art displays, drawing paper, and masking tape.

  • $171 goal

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My Students

Help me give my students tools for their clay projects, acrylic paint to encourage their ongoing creativity, canvases to use as boards for creating clay pieces, a cart to help hanging art shows and displays, drawing and painting books to help develop their skills!

My students are highly motivated and very creative.

They love working with all sorts of materials in the art room, such as clay, painting, iPads for animation, sewing, and--of course--drawing!

Some projects that have been stand-outs this year are: a ceramic planter in the shape of a hippo that will actually house a succulent, collaborative stop motion animations with puppets acting out a hilarious version of "America’s Got Talent," a series of relief prints of dogs and cats, and I could go on and on.

My Project

Students will make sculptures, paintings, and drawings with these supplies! The choice-based art program affords students many opportunities to problem-solve and create independent projects based on their personal experiences. Students will develop skills in painting, drawing, and sculpting through mini-lessons, demonstrations, and bootcamps, as well as work on collaborative projects such as cardboard sculptures of everyday objects, painted with acrylic paint.

In a choice-based classroom, the students are asked to pursue their own ideas and interests after learning skills and techniques in traditional and non-traditional art media.

To quote from the secondary choice-based art teachers bible, "The Open Art Room", by Melissa Purtee and Ian Sands, "Art-making skills and the Artistic Thinking Process -- our framework for creative decision making -- are taught simultaneously with the goal of bringing all students to a place where they can make choices that are independent and intentional."

The result of this approach is that student art does not always look like a traditional school art project but instead, students will be seen developing skills and techniques necessary to explore and express their personal interests and ideas through self-directed artworks. By contributing to this project, you will help students have access to many types of art materials so that they can develop as artists and critical thinkers.

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 240 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
01258-2022 - Fabric Palette Cotton Fabric - Black, 2 yd • Blick Art Materials $7.99 6 $47.94
10209-1075 - Blick Sulphite Drawing Papers - 12" x 18", White, 500 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $20.63 2 $41.26
24113-1141 - 3M Tartan Masking Tape - 1.41" x 60 Yards • Blick Art Materials $2.96 8 $23.68

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