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Mrs. Hennington from Kingston GA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

History and Portraiture, How Artists Capture Our Past & Present

Help me give my students high quality oil pastels in a wide variety of colors and appropriate papers that will stand up to the oil pastel medium.

  • $478 goal

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My Students

My school serves a rural population, with 52% or more qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch. Budgets are small, but our dreams are big! Our school is one of very few in the state to offer a year-long visual arts program in grades 6-8, rather than the typical 9 week course.

My students are driven to learn about our community, as well as the world outside of our charming little town.

My art class provides a hands-on approach to learn through actual production and experimentation. We learn about geometry through perspective drawing. We learn about history and ancient civilizations through our art history lessons. We improve literacy and language skills through verbal and written art/artist critiques.

My Project

I will ask my students, "What part does the portrait play in our history?" I can't wait to delve into the tradition of portraiture from the Renaissance, to Presidential portraits, to our modern family portraits. We will learn about contour drawings, gesture drawings, and facial proportions.

The supplies from this project will allow us to mimic the look of oil paint, but in a more age appropriate way.

The solvents and chemicals required to use oil, not to mention the cost, makes it an unsuitable choice for my middle school classroom. High quality oil pastels will allow us to get a similar saturated look, while exploring blending techniques to allow the students to show their personal style of art making. Will they work in a loose and expressive way, like Van Gogh? Will they work in a more realistic and mathematical way, like Raphael? Will they work with symbolism and color, like Kehinde Wiley? I can't wait to see where this project, and these generous supplies, will take us!

Mrs. Hennington
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 165 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
10716-1033-Art Spectrum Pastel Paper - 9" x 12", Rainbow Pack, Pkg of 20 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $47.72 3 $143.16
20012-2000-Sakura Cray-Pas Expressionist Oil Pastel - Black • Blick Art Materials $0.46 18 $8.28
20012-1000-Sakura Cray-Pas Expressionist Oil Pastel - White • Blick Art Materials $0.46 18 $8.28
20012-4060-Sakura Cray-Pas Expressionist Oil Pastel - Lemon Yellow • Blick Art Materials $0.46 18 $8.28
20012-5010-Sakura Cray-Pas Expressionist Oil Pastel - Pale Blue • Blick Art Materials $0.46 18 $8.28
20012-8300-Sakura Cray-Pas Expressionist Oil Pastel - Vandyke Brown • Blick Art Materials $0.46 18 $8.28
20012-3790-Sakura Cray-Pas Expressionist Oil Pastel - Dark Pink • Blick Art Materials $0.46 16 $7.36
20012-9010-Sakura Cray-Pas Expressionist Oil Pastel - Gold • Blick Art Materials $0.46 16 $7.36
20012-4110-Sakura Cray-Pas Expressionist Oil Pastel - Yellow Orange • Blick Art Materials $0.46 16 $7.36
20012-4140-Sakura Cray-Pas Expressionist Oil Pastel - Naples Yellow • Blick Art Materials $0.46 16 $7.36
20012-4500-Sakura Cray-Pas Expressionist Oil Pastel - Orange • Blick Art Materials $0.46 16 $7.36
20012-4510-Sakura Cray-Pas Expressionist Oil Pastel - Pale Orange • Blick Art Materials $0.46 16 $7.36
20012-5000-Sakura Cray-Pas Expressionist Oil Pastel - Blue • Blick Art Materials $0.46 16 $7.36
20012-9330-Sakura Cray-Pas Expressionist Oil Pastel - Silver • Blick Art Materials $0.46 16 $7.36
20012-5100-Sakura Cray-Pas Expressionist Oil Pastel - Blue Green • Blick Art Materials $0.46 16 $7.36
20012-6000-Sakura Cray-Pas Expressionist Oil Pastel - Purple • Blick Art Materials $0.46 16 $7.36
20012-6010-Sakura Cray-Pas Expressionist Oil Pastel - Light Purple • Blick Art Materials $0.46 16 $7.36
20012-7000-Sakura Cray-Pas Expressionist Oil Pastel - Green • Blick Art Materials $0.46 16 $7.36
20012-7070-Sakura Cray-Pas Expressionist Oil Pastel - Olive Brown • Blick Art Materials $0.46 16 $7.36
20012-7090-Sakura Cray-Pas Expressionist Oil Pastel - Olive Green • Blick Art Materials $0.46 16 $7.36
20012-7110-Sakura Cray-Pas Expressionist Oil Pastel - Pale Green • Blick Art Materials $0.46 16 $7.36
20012-8000-Sakura Cray-Pas Expressionist Oil Pastel - Brown • Blick Art Materials $0.46 16 $7.36
20012-8060-Sakura Cray-Pas Expressionist Oil Pastel - Raw Sienna • Blick Art Materials $0.46 16 $7.36
20012-8080-Sakura Cray-Pas Expressionist Oil Pastel - Sepia • Blick Art Materials $0.46 16 $7.36
20012-2510-Sakura Cray-Pas Expressionist Oil Pastel - Rose Gray • Blick Art Materials $0.46 16 $7.36
20012-3080-Sakura Cray-Pas Expressionist Oil Pastel - Scarlet • Blick Art Materials $0.46 16 $7.36
20012-3170-Sakura Cray-Pas Expressionist Oil Pastel - Dark Rose • Blick Art Materials $0.46 16 $7.36
20012-3420-Sakura Cray-Pas Expressionist Oil Pastel - Vermilion Hue • Blick Art Materials $0.46 16 $7.36

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