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Ms. Cook from Baltimore MD is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Build Our Art Library and Studio!

Help me give my students 365 Days of Drawing to motivate their artistic development; a variety of art books for our classroom library; and a classroom printer so we can print visual references for our artwork.

  • $1,330 goal

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My Students

After sixteen years as an English teacher and Professional Developer, I started last year at a new school in a new content area. My new school is a medium sized high school in a large, underfunded urban district that serves a high poverty student population. Over the course of the school year, I will teach approximately two hundred students in grades 10 through 12.

Our school doesn’t have many existing resources for art instruction, so we need help in order to set up a classroom that will provide a framework for student success for all students.

I want to give my students the classroom and materials they need in order to build their art and literacy skills as effectively as possible. We need as much help as possible to do the best work possible!

My Project

This year I am starting with a very motivated group of students who are eager to develop their visual art skills, as well as students who will be new to the art classroom. Before entering my classroom, the majority of the high school students I work with haven’t had any art instruction since elementary school (if at all), so they need lots of practice with basic drawing and painting skills. I hope to use the book 365 Days of Drawing as a starting place for skill-building for these students. This wonderful, interactive book will be a creative resource they can make their own.

In addition, this project asks for a printer and ink for our classroom.

Because we are often working from visual sources and working with collage and image transfer, having a printer in our classroom will help make it possible for students to choose their own diverse source material for their artwork. Without this resource, I can have students select materials but cannot print until after class, which slows student progress.

Finally, I am asking for more books on drawing and painting to add to our classroom library of art reference materials. I want students to have access to both print and online resources to help them build their skills, so they can answer their own questions about technique through research, which will bolster their literacy skills.

Ms. Cook
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 250 students.

18 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
365 Days of Drawing: Sketch and Paint Your Way Through the Creative Year • Amazon Business $13.38 25 $334.50
HP LaserJet Pro M402dw Wireless Laser Printer with Double-Sided Printing, Amazon Dash Replenishment ready (C5F95A) • Amazon Business $229.00 1 $229.00
HP 26X | CF226X | Toner Cartridge | Black | High Yield • Amazon Business $216.89 1 $216.89
Drawing Dimension - Shading Techniques: A Shading Guide for Teachers and Students (How to Draw Cool Stuff) • Amazon Business $15.85 3 $47.55
Artist's Drawing Techniques • Amazon Business $13.90 3 $41.70
How to Draw What You See • Amazon Business $11.83 3 $35.49
101 Textures in Graphite & Charcoal: Practical step-by-step drawing techniques for rendering a variety of surfaces & textures • Amazon Business $11.39 3 $34.17
Artist's Painting Techniques: Explore Watercolors, Acrylics, and Oils; Discover Your Own Style; Grow as an Art • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists: 52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing Fun (Lab Series) • Amazon Business $18.77 1 $18.77
Abstracts: 50 Inspirational Projects • Amazon Business $16.82 1 $16.82
101 Textures in Colored Pencil: Practical step-by-step drawing techniques for rendering a variety of surfaces & textures • Amazon Business $13.82 1 $13.82
Abstracts In Acrylic and Ink: A Playful Painting Workshop • Amazon Business $10.57 1 $10.57

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