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Mrs. Nordhoff from Maricopa AZ is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Introducing Three-Dimensional Art Through Ceramics

Help me give my students the materials needed to create hand built ceramic masterpieces.

  • $580 goal

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My Students

Our students range from kindergarten to 5th grade, and this year we are starting a brand new art program. Many of the students have had limited art education, but during the first quarter they have amazed me with their masterpieces. These students began the year online, and a little more than half will remain online until at least January 2021. I am amazed at the artwork these kids are creating with only a pencil and crayons!

Santa Cruz currently has a 48% free and reduced lunch student population; however due to the pandemic's free lunch program many families have not completed the paperwork for this program.

Last year, our free and reduced program had over a 65% participation. This students definitely need added support!

My Project

Our school is offering art education for the first time in several years, so our art program is starting with the bare necessities. We have purchased 100 pound of clay, for nearly 600 students, but we need additional supplies.

The addition of clay, glazes, and tools will allow the students to create a hand-built masterpiece in clay.

Without these items, I will need to limit the clay unit to one or two grade levels and the students will hand build their item, and once fired will remain unfinished. Please help my amazing artists!

Mrs. Nordhoff
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TOOLS CLAY MODELING SET OF 69 • School Specialty $144.74 1 $144.74
GLAZE FOUNDATIONS PINT SET OF 12 • School Specialty $133.12 1 $133.12
30505-1025 - Amaco No. 25 White Art Clay - 50 lb • Blick Art Materials $22.12 3 $66.36
TOOLS BOXWOOD MODELING SET OF 72 • School Specialty $51.29 1 $51.29

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