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

Introductions to 3 Dimensional Art!

My students need 3D art materials to explore identity, community and culture from around the world by creating identity masks, darumas, lanterns and pottery and more! Requested in this project is: Acetate Alternative, Masks, Tape, Chipboard, Clay, Foamboard, Markers, Paint, and more.

  • $939 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This is the first year our school has been able to offer performing and visual arts classes all year and the students are VERY excited! Our school has over 400 students with a higher than average diversity for most public schools in California. The school is about 10% English language learners and 30% 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

This is the school's first year having a full time art class for students. This semester, I am building on my last class (Intro to Design) where students learned about 7 elements of art and finished the semester by creating a social justice diorama on an justice issue of their choosing. Students made wonderful projects bringing awareness to racial profiling, eating disorders, global warming, cuts to NASA funding, pollution, alcohol abuse, animal rights and so much more! It was empowering seeing students advocate for issues they are passionate about.

This semester, students will explore themes of identity, community and culture through 3 Dimensional Art projects.

Students will research and design using art techniques from Asia, Africa, South America and North America. The Dura-clear acetate and sharpies are for students to make floating lanterns using the glow in the dark paint as a way to create light. The masks will help students make identity masks using natural and recycled materials. The clay will help students study pottery and statues from North and South American cultures. The clay and paint will also be used to decorate student created darumas (self balancing egg shaped toys decorated as a character). The chipboard and poster board will allow students to create community boxes.

Throughout the semester, students will explore and define how art can express different identities and communities. Students will also create and express their own ideas about identity, community and culture by creating a final project that is uniquely their own to show at an all school art gallery!

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

This project will reach 300 students.

19 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
55506-1309-Grafix Dura-Lar Clear Acetate Alternative - 19" x 24" x .005", Pad, 25 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $36.82 3 $110.46
Paper Pulp Masks - Class Set of 30 • Nasco $45.40 2 $90.80
24118-1002-Kraft Paper Tape - 2" x 600 ft • Blick Art Materials $6.17 10 $61.70
13115-2222-Chipboard - 22" x 28" x 14-ply • Blick Art Materials $0.67 75 $50.25
33269-1010-Sargent Sculpt-It Air-Hardening Clay - Tub, 10 lb • Blick Art Materials $47.03 1 $47.03
13217-1012-Pre-Cut Foamboard - 8" x 10" x 3/16", White, 5 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $3.05 15 $45.75
00711-1017-Blickrylic Gesso - Quart • Blick Art Materials $11.28 3 $33.84
33205-3025-Amaco Mexican Pottery Clay - 25 lb • Blick Art Materials $30.40 1 $30.40
00711-1007-Blickrylic Gel Medium - Quart • Blick Art Materials $13.30 2 $26.60
00711-2046-Blickrylic Student Acrylics - Mars Black, Pint • Blick Art Materials $4.61 4 $18.44
01640-7090-Tri-Art Art Noise Academic Acrylic Paint - Glow in the Dark, 1 L bottle • Blick Art Materials $17.95 1 $17.95
21383-3040-Sharpie Chisel Tip Marker - Magenta • Blick Art Materials $1.08 11 $11.88
21383-5160-Sharpie Chisel Tip Marker - Aqua • Blick Art Materials $1.08 11 $11.88
21383-7000-Sharpie Chisel Tip Marker - Green • Blick Art Materials $1.08 11 $11.88
21383-4020-Sharpie Chisel Tip Marker - Yellow • Blick Art Materials $1.08 11 $11.88
21383-3000-Sharpie Chisel Tip Marker - Red • Blick Art Materials $1.08 11 $11.88
21383-5040-Sharpie Chisel Tip Marker - Navy • Blick Art Materials $1.08 11 $11.88
00711-1087-Blickrylic Student Acrylics - Blockout White, Quart • Blick Art Materials $7.59 1 $7.59
00711-3137-Blickrylic Student Acrylics - Venetian Red, Quart • Blick Art Materials $7.59 1 $7.59
00711-5237-Blickrylic Student Acrylics - Ultramarine Blue, Quart • Blick Art Materials $7.59 1 $7.59
00711-3046-Blickrylic Student Acrylics - Magenta, Pint • Blick Art Materials $4.61 1 $4.61
00711-7066-Blickrylic Student Acrylics - Phthalo Green, Pint • Blick Art Materials $4.61 1 $4.61

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