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Ms. a. from Santa Rosa CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Inspirational Art Library

The cost of 17 varied art books, including Art History, Sculptural Bookmaking, Humor in Art, and Art in Focus, to stock the art library is $612, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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I teach at a middle school that has suffered, like many schools, from library cut backs. Our librarian is on only half the time. She is barely able to keep up with lost books and returns, let alone designing lesson plans to motivate art students. I love teaching art, it is a gift and a passion for me on all levels. My vision is to have a detailed and varied art library in the classroom that helps students become inspired to look deeper into their creative selves. Middle school students are so bright, inquisitive, honest and visual. They are so responsive when viewing art for the first time. I would design a scavenger hunt for art and artists that would kick start their naturally inquisitive minds. I also find that kids often need to look at examples of paintings, drawings and sculpture to get ideas on what they want to create. I find that books are the best way of inspiring more art, as opposed to videos or slides, because kids want to "do" art as soon as they get an inspiration. Thus, the more art books the better, including big colorful art books that center on one artist, and books that compile the work of many different artists or art styles. I would like to start with 17 books so I can design a lesson plan that allows each student to hold a book in his or her own hands to look at without having to share with a neighbor. Thank you for your consideration.

Ms. a.
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Art History (Art History 2-Volume Book Set) • Dick Blick Art Materials $72.68 1 $72.68
ART IN FOCUS BOOK • Nasco $65.79 1 $65.79
Janson's History Of Art For Young People (Book Only) • Dick Blick Art Materials $49.73 1 $49.73
DRAW REAL BOOKS SET/4 • Nasco $49.00 1 $49.00
The Art Book (The Art Book) • Dick Blick Art Materials $34.43 1 $34.43
HUMOR IN ART BOOK • Nasco $25.45 1 $25.45
Sculptural Bookmaking (Sculptural Bookmaking) • Dick Blick Art Materials $17.55 1 $17.55
The Art of Papermaking (The Art of Papermaking) • Dick Blick Art Materials $15.26 1 $15.26
COOKING ART BOOK • Nasco $15.25 1 $15.25
300 Lessons In Art (300 Lessons in Art) • Dick Blick Art Materials $12.62 1 $12.62
Draw! (Draw! Alien Fantasies) • Dick Blick Art Materials $6.88 1 $6.88
Disney Learn to Draw Series (Mickey and Minnie) • Dick Blick Art Materials $6.84 1 $6.84
Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists (Cassatt) • Dick Blick Art Materials $5.31 1 $5.31
Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists (Da Vinci) • Dick Blick Art Materials $5.31 1 $5.31
Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists (Monet) • Dick Blick Art Materials $5.31 1 $5.31
Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists (Picasso) • Dick Blick Art Materials $5.31 1 $5.31
Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists (Van Gogh) • Dick Blick Art Materials $5.31 1 $5.31

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