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Ms. Steele from Sunnyvale CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Introduction to Painting and Public Art!

Help me give my students access to a variety of paints and brushes!

  • $773 goal

This project expired on May 6, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This is the second year our school has been able to offer performing and visual arts classes all year and the students are very excited about continuing art education! Our school has over four hundred students with a higher than average diversity for most public schools in California. The school is about ten percent English language learners and thirty percent free/reduced lunch. Building a program from scratch is hard work but very worth it! In our class, we spend a lot of time getting to express ourselves and finding ways to connect to each other.

Our school is very diverse and focuses on supporting students through the variety of life circumstances they are facing.

Students in my class work on empathy and connection units, spend time talking about how to openly collaborate with people different than themselves and engage in projects that highlight global and local issues that are important to them. They are a curious, creative and energetic bunch of students that I love dearly!

My Project

In this course, students will learn about a variety of painting materials and painting techniques. Students will explore abstract art, impressionism, painting in crafts and mural art with a variety of mediums with new brushes, paper and paint. Students will complete the semester by creating a community piece to hang up in the school.

Creating public art pieces will encourage students to explore building community pride through art.

I am excited to have students take the skills they develop and display their own unique, passionate and wonderful perspectives in our larger community. At the end of the semester, students will choose to create a hanging piece to display in the hallways or paint a mural on one of the outdoor eating spaces in the school.

Ms. Steele
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 300 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
10115-1005 - Bienfang Student Watercolor Pad - 11" x 15", 15 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $8.21 15 $123.15
09813-1005 - Canson XL Oil and Acrylic Pad - 11" x 14", 24 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $11.48 10 $114.80
05891-1049 - Royal Langnickel Clear Choice Brush Set - Soft Natural, Ceramic Brushes, Set of 60, Short Handle • Blick Art Materials $39.99 2 $79.98
00345-1012 - Reeves Student Watercolors - Set of 12, 10 ml tubes • Blick Art Materials $6.57 12 $78.84
01645-0129 - Sargent Art Acrylic Paint Set - Set of 12 colors, 12 ml tubes • Blick Art Materials $4.72 12 $56.64
00711-1088 - Blickrylic Student Acrylics - Blockout White, Half Gallon • Blick Art Materials $12.84 4 $51.36
11319-2021 - Pacon Card Stock - Black, 8-1/2" x 11", Pkg of 100 • Blick Art Materials $9.93 3 $29.79
06060-1036 - Royal Langnickel Palette Knife Classroom Value Pack - Set of 36 • Blick Art Materials $13.74 1 $13.74
06060-1030 - Royal Langnickel Golden Taklon Classroom Value Pack - Rounds and Flats, Set of 30 • Blick Art Materials $13.74 1 $13.74
06280-1319 - Blick Essentials Value Brush Set - Foam Brushes, 1", Set of 25 • Blick Art Materials $4.66 1 $4.66

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