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Ms. 4. from Douglasville GA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

iSee Me via STEAM in Art

Help me give my students knowledge of Panamanian Molas in a paper version, sew like Gee's Bend quilts, and explore mixed media a la Romare Bearden or Radcliffe Bailey while painting with tempera cakes atop of their collages.

  • $946 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The budding artists at my school face adversity in their young lives and deserve the ability to express their feelings with a WIDE variety of materials at their fingertips. Science Technology Engineering ART and Mathematics would be the main initiative for "BUEStudio 22". Access to multiple mediums enriches students' art-making experience and overall learning. Diverse materials assist in learner's making real-world connections to be global 21st-century thinkers and doers. Therefore, it is high-priority they are also educated about artists that resemble them. They are innately creative souls bursting with ideas & currently lack adequate supplies to realize those ideas.

My students' zip codes should not determine their STEAM fluency, and it is my mission to assure they have access to quality art supplies.

Our student body has a significant ELL and minority population, and I firmly believe that representation matters to engage them fully. Studies back this belief that students perform higher academically when they feel valued and acknowledged via representation.

My Project

Using the papers, glue, fabrics, and paint; I plan to broaden students' perspectives beyond the community and lift limitations. Honoring Hispanic Heritage Month, we will create colorful (paper) molas with the bright construction paper and amate inspired 'bark paintings' utilizing the liquid tempera. Several cultures from Native American to African and African-American have rich roots in fiber arts. Given access to felt and burlap, students can explore their own backgrounds by engaging in art lessons inspired by those cultures to create sewn artwork.

Additionally, I plan to continue embracing uniqueness by leading learning that shows students to love their individuality by creating their own original 'Ugly Doll' via hand stitching and pattern making.

Not only does this address self-esteem, but we make literary connections by writing comic strips and short stories to accompany students' original creations. Lastly, they'll make a final rendering using paint to show their doll in a custom environment.

Ms. 4.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
00001-1029 - Blick Tempera Cakes - REFILL 6PK LRG PRMRY • Blick Art Materials $5.68 30 $170.40
00018-1019 - Blick Student Grade Tempera - 6-Color Pump Kit, for Gallons • Blick Art Materials $92.71 1 $92.71
20117-4009 - Crayola Construction Paper Crayons Classpack - Set of 400, 16 Colors • Blick Art Materials $43.51 1 $43.51
BRUSH DYNASTY B-100 CYLINDER SET OF 144 • School Specialty $41.88 1 $41.88
PAPER COPY 20# 92BRT 8.5X11- PACK OF 2500- BSN32125 • School Specialty $33.36 1 $33.36
00001-6510 - Blick Tempera Cakes - Grape • Blick Art Materials $1.16 25 $29.00
PAPER ART MIXED MEDIA UCREATE 9X12 IN 80 LB REAM • School Specialty $26.55 1 $26.55
00001-4500 - Blick Tempera Cakes - Orange • Blick Art Materials $1.16 20 $23.20
Polyester Felt - Pkg. of 100 9 in. x 12 in. Assorted Colors • Nasco $22.25 1 $22.25
Prismacolor Ebony Black Drawing Pencils - Box of 12 • Nasco $7.25 3 $21.75
00018-4509 - Blick Student Grade Tempera - Orange, Gallon • Blick Art Materials $18.20 1 $18.20
Rexlace Assortment - Set of 9 • Nasco $17.40 1 $17.40
Elmer's Washable School Glue - Gallon • Nasco $17.20 1 $17.20
BRUSH ROUND NATURAL HAIR CLASSROOM VALUE PACK OF 144 • School Specialty $14.19 1 $14.19
Neon Rexlace - Set of 7 • Nasco $13.95 1 $13.95
BURLAP WHITE 5 YD DECORATOR GRADE 47/48'' WIDE • School Specialty $13.34 1 $13.34
BURLAP NATURAL 5 YD DECORATOR GRADE 46 IN WIDE • School Specialty $13.34 1 $13.34
00116-6509 - Sargent Art-Time Washable Tempera - 128 oz, Violet • Blick Art Materials $12.22 1 $12.22
11406-1003 - Pacon Tru-Ray Construction Paper - 9" x 12", Smart Stack, 240 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $10.71 1 $10.71
00001-5180 - Blick Tempera Cakes - Cobalt Blue • Blick Art Materials $1.16 6 $6.96
11406-2003 - Pacon Tru-Ray Construction Paper - 9" x 12", Black, 50 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $2.14 3 $6.42
NEEDLE BLUNT TAPESTRY - SZ 14- PK/25 • School Specialty $6.38 1 $6.38
11406-0139 - Pacon Tru-Ray Construction Paper - 9" x 12", Assorted Brights, 50 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $2.56 2 $5.12
00001-8050 - Blick Tempera Cakes - Brown • Blick Art Materials $1.16 4 $4.64
00001-7150 - Blick Tempera Cakes - Leaf Green • Blick Art Materials $1.16 4 $4.64
11406-2223 - Pacon Tru-Ray Construction Paper - 9" x 12", Gray, 50 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $2.14 2 $4.28
NEEDLES PLASTIC LACING PACK OF 32 • School Specialty $4.25 1 $4.25
11406-1106 - Pacon Tru-Ray Construction Paper - 12" x 18", Assorted Cool ColorsNEW!, 50 • Blick Art Materials $4.16 1 $4.16
11406-2007 - Pacon Tru-Ray Construction Paper - 12" x 18", Black, 50 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $3.96 1 $3.96
11406-2023 - Pacon Tru-Ray Construction Paper - 9" x 12", Assorted Warm ColorsNEW!, 50 S • Blick Art Materials $2.56 1 $2.56
11406-0023 - Pacon Tru-Ray Construction Paper - 9" x 12", Assorted Primary, 50 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $2.56 1 $2.56

Materials cost

$691.09

Vendor shipping charges

$24.59

State sales tax

$47.69

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.37

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$803.74

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$141.84

Total project goal

$945.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$945.58

2 Donors

-$935.58

Donations toward project cost

-$795.24

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$140.34

match offer

-$10.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$8.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.50

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$0.00

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