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Ms. Nesper from Cleveland OH is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Japanese Mini-Kimono and Shibori Fabric Project

My students need supplies to make a Japanese paper kimono and a shibori dyed fabric wall hanging. Specialilty papers will be used for this unit on Japanese culture.

  • $574 goal

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My Students

My students come to art class excited to expand their horizons, learn about art, and to create. I strive to treat them as if they are accomplished artists, and their work reflects this attitude.

Our school has a unique teaching model focusing on life-long learning, with multi-age classrooms and adult mentors.

Students master each learning benchmark before moving to the next level. Our school is part of a high-performing network of schools in the city of Cleveland, Ohio. Our students come from diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. We receive free breakfast and lunch and school-wide Title I services.

My Project

During the 2018-2019 school year I will be teaching my students a unit on Japanese culture. With these resources I will teach them how to dye fabric in indigo dye using the Shibori method. I learned these techniques during my undergraduate work at Miami University. Indigo is a fascinating science experiment: the fabric will be yellowish green until it is exposed to air, which turns it a deep blue.

We will use similar dying techniques to make colored paper to use to make a paper kimono.

The papers they dye will be split up and shared with each other so that each kimono has multiple colors and patterns. Color and pattern is what I love the most in art!

Ms. Nesper
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 250 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
57012-1008-Fiskars Bent Scissors - 8", Right Handed • Blick Art Materials $10.96 5 $54.80
10213-1009-Hahnemhle Ingres Paper - 18-3/4" x 24-3/4", White, Single Sheet • Blick Art Materials $1.37 30 $41.10
63987-1005-Design Works Unbleached Muslin - 45" x 5 yds • Blick Art Materials $16.55 2 $33.10
10409-1003-Masa Paper - 21" x 31", Sized, Single Sheet • Blick Art Materials $1.56 20 $31.20
13104-1006-Blick Deluxe Posterboard - 28" x 44" x 14 Ply, Two Sided, White • Blick Art Materials $5.08 6 $30.48
23884-1104-Aleene''s Quick Dry Tacky Glue - 4 oz • Blick Art Materials $1.89 16 $30.24
01301-1109-Jacquard Indigo Tie Dye Kit • Blick Art Materials $9.95 3 $29.85
23916-1005-Elmers X-Treme School Glue - 8 oz • Blick Art Materials $3.59 4 $14.36
61411-1002-Plastibands - Assorted Colors, Box of 200, Small • Blick Art Materials $6.15 2 $12.30
03480-1001-Glovies Disposable Plastic Gloves - Box of 100 • Blick Art Materials $10.39 1 $10.39
62144-1250-Creativity Street Natural Mini Wooden Spring Clothespins - Package of 250 • Blick Art Materials $10.20 1 $10.20
Standard Shipping • Blick Art Materials $9.95 1 $9.95
Standard Shipping • Blick Art Materials $9.95 1 $9.95
Standard Shipping • Blick Art Materials $9.95 1 $9.95
00369-6505-Blick Liquid Watercolor - Violet, 8 oz bottle • Blick Art Materials $3.40 2 $6.80
00369-5005-Blick Liquid Watercolor - Blue, 8 oz bottle • Blick Art Materials $3.40 2 $6.80
00369-5105-Blick Liquid Watercolor - Blue Green, 8 oz bottle • Blick Art Materials $3.40 2 $6.80
05859-4012-Blick Scholastic Short Handle Golden Taklon Brush - Flat Wash, Size 1/2" • Blick Art Materials $3.28 2 $6.56
02916-1006-Plaid Mod Podge - Gloss Finish, Pint • Blick Art Materials $5.65 1 $5.65
30706-1039-Mayco Designer Bottle with Writer Tip - Set of 3 • Blick Art Materials $4.99 1 $4.99
04916-1005-Plastic Squeeze Bottle - 8 oz • Blick Art Materials $2.32 2 $4.64
01762-7055-Brusho Crystal Colour - Emerald Green, 15 g pot • Blick Art Materials $4.44 1 $4.44
01762-3015-Brusho Crystal Colour - Red, 15 g pot • Blick Art Materials $4.44 1 $4.44
01762-6005-Brusho Crystal Colour - Purple, 15 g pot • Blick Art Materials $4.44 1 $4.44
01762-5185-Brusho Crystal Colour - Cobalt, 15 g pot • Blick Art Materials $4.44 1 $4.44
00369-4005-Blick Liquid Watercolor - Yellow, 8 oz bottle • Blick Art Materials $3.40 1 $3.40
00369-8005-Blick Liquid Watercolor - Brown, 8 oz bottle • Blick Art Materials $3.40 1 $3.40
00369-4505-Blick Liquid Watercolor - Orange, 8 oz bottle • Blick Art Materials $3.40 1 $3.40
00369-3045-Blick Liquid Watercolor - Magenta, 8 oz bottle • Blick Art Materials $3.40 1 $3.40
00369-3005-Blick Liquid Watercolor - Red, 8 oz bottle • Blick Art Materials $3.40 1 $3.40
00369-7005-Blick Liquid Watercolor - Green, 8 oz bottle • Blick Art Materials $3.40 1 $3.40
02912-1003-Holbein Atomizer Bottle - 2 oz • Blick Art Materials $2.24 1 $2.24

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