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Mrs. Smitherman from Victoria TX is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hungry for the Arts

My students need creative art resources like paint, mosaic tiles, galvanized wire, and canvas panels to spark passion and creativity so they can shine like superstars!

  • $632 goal

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My Students

I am a music/art teacher and I love my shining stars! Our students are low socio-economically disadvantaged.

Hurricane Harvey displaced a vast majority of our students last Fall.

Some are still displaced and homeless, and some live in crowded rooms. Our school is a refuge to a lot of students, the only place that they are guaranteed two meals a day. We have a wonderful staff who provides above and beyond for our students. We have our local Food Bank, and other local Services donate to our campus and what a blessing it is.

My students are rarely exposed to the fine arts outside of school and I love to give them all the experiences I can. My students thirst for knowledge and giving them new opportunities is a blessing.

My students are on a bilingual, low income campus. Academic education as well as Fine Arts is very important to them and their families. Having art supplies a little out of the norm and being able to create with them will enhance our new art program and enhance my students' lives and mine.

My Project

If this project is fully funded, so many lives will not only be enhance, but truly blessed. I have chosen a few different art projects that my students would never have the opportunity to do, if not for your generosity. One of the art projects is designing with wire using galvanized wire. I also have requested resources so my students have the opportunity to paint and to be able to blend colors with blending solution while painting on canvas.

I know my students will love using the mosaic tiles I have requested to form initials or pictures, My favorite resource is using acrylic paint pens to paint on ceramic tile.

These art projects will be new opportunities that will impact and undoubtedly touch my students' lives.

Mrs. Smitherman
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 435 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ZEYAR® Acrylic Paint Pen for Rock Painting, Water based,Medium Point,Assorted colors,odorless,Acid free,Opaque ink,18 colors, Premium quality, Professional Paint Marker Manufacture • Amazon Business $21.99 4 $87.96
Hook up Wire Kit (Stranded Wire Kit) 22 Guage (6 different colored 25 Foot spools included) - EX ELECTRONIX EXPRESS • Amazon Business $17.95 4 $71.80
Artlicious Canvas Panels 12 Pack - 5"X7" Super Value Pack- Artist Canvas Boards for Painting • Amazon Business $8.95 8 $71.60
1000 Pieces Mixed Color Mosaic Tiles Mosaic Glass Pieces for Home Decoration or DIY Crafts, Square (Mixed Shape) • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Weldbond 8-50030 Universal Adhesive, 101 fl. oz. • Amazon Business $38.46 1 $38.46
Jennifer's Mosaics Square Reusable Coaster Mold, 4-1/4-Inch • Amazon Business $2.99 12 $35.88
Jennifer's Mosaics White Powdered Grout (Sanded), 2-Pound • Amazon Business $13.52 2 $27.04
JORESTECH Eyewear Protective Safety Glasses, Polycarbonate Impact Resistant Lens Pack of 12 (Multi-Colors) • Amazon Business $12.89 2 $25.78
Caydo Set of 20 Assorted Colors Children's Art Smock Artist Fabric Aprons for School, Painting Classroom, Home and Kitchen • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Caydo Set of 20 Assorted Colors Children's Art Smock Artist Fabric Aprons for School, Painting Classroom, Home and Kitchen • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
1000 Pieces Mixed Color Mosaic Tiles Mosaic Glass Pieces for Home Decoration or DIY Crafts, Square (Mixed Shape) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Lanyani 800 Pieces Mosaic Tiles Stained Glass - Assorted Colors for Art Craft and Home Decorations - 500g/1.1lb • Amazon Business $17.88 1 $17.88
20 8oz Disposable Graduated Clear Plastic Cups for Mixing Paint, Stain, Epoxy, Resin • Amazon Business $8.50 1 $8.50
Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Blending Solution, 2-Ounce Label May Vary (TIM19800) • Amazon Business $6.18 1 $6.18

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