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Mrs. Schwemin from Butte MT is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Imagination Station

My students need the opportunity to explore different art materials, so they may learn how to be confident in learning how to use their imagination.

  • $531 goal

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My Students

My school is a Title 1 school, where 85% of students are living in poverty. I have students that are coming from troubled homes, mixed with students coming from wonderful homes. Many of these students have never been exposed to art and different art mediums. Kindergarten teachers are the ones that provide art instruction once a week to the students, and they lack the proper material to do so.

Introducing art at a young age can give children an outlet for self-expression.

It can also help children think outside the box and become comfortable facing challenges. Many of my children would benefit greatly from learning different mediums to express what they feel. They would also benefit from being exposed to different mediums of art to jump-start their creative imaginations.

My Project

In kindergarten, children are asked to learn quite a lot of academics, and they do not have many opportunities to explore their creativity. It has been shown that when children are allowed to explore different art mediums, and explore their creativity, that it helps children to learn to think outside of the box. When children think outside the box, they learn how to problem solve, and to do so with confidence.

Kindergarten children also need many opportunities to be able to express themselves, whether it be their hopes and dreams, or their emotions.

My students will be introduced at a young age to many different mediums, such as colored pencils, oil pastels, and watercolors, and will get o explore self-expression. We will learn about different artists and recreate their technique. We will learn how to express our hopes, dreams, and feelings. We will also learn different design and art elements, and how to use the different mediums to make a wonderful composition. My students will gain a lifelong skill of self-expression and self-regulation, through their exploration of these art mediums. I say if you are going to do something, do it right! Why limit children to crayons we are trying to teach them the sky is the limit!!

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

This project will reach 20 students.

10 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
20519-1119-Crayola Colored Pencil Set - Assorted Colors, Classpack of 462 • Blick Art Materials $68.16 1 $68.16
00018-1029-Blick Student Grade Tempera - 4-Color Pump Kit, Primary Colors, Gallons • Blick Art Materials $65.82 1 $65.82
20031-0009-Sakura Cray-Pas Junior Artist Oil Pastel Set - Assorted Colors, Set of 432 • Blick Art Materials $45.68 1 $45.68
21930-1144-Sargent Art Square Chalk Pastels - Assorted Colors, Set of 144 • Blick Art Materials $41.33 1 $41.33
00331-1029-Sargent Scholastic Watercolor Pans - Oval, 8 Pan Set Refill Strips, Set of 12, Pans • Blick Art Materials $7.13 4 $28.52
06060-3024-Royal Langnickel White Bristle Classroom Value Pack - Chubby Brushes, Set of 24 • Blick Art Materials $14.17 2 $28.34
30531-1025-Magic Mud Multi-Project Pack - 25 lbs • Blick Art Materials $27.24 1 $27.24
10145-2075-Fabriano Studio Watercolor Pad - 9" x 12", Cold Press, 75 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $26.62 1 $26.62
22921-2014-General''s Compressed Charcoal - 4B, Pkg of 12 • Blick Art Materials $8.27 2 $16.54
21598-2020-Dixon Phano China Marker - Black • Blick Art Materials $0.67 20 $13.40
21598-1020-Dixon Phano China Marker - White • Blick Art Materials $0.67 20 $13.40
22855-1036-Tortillons - Class Pack of 36 • Blick Art Materials $2.54 1 $2.54

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