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Ms. Campos from Paterson NJ is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Student-led project

Journaling our Emotions: Art Therapy Exercises

We need art journals to help us cope with our emotions.

  • $447 goal

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About My Students

I teach several art classes but I also run art clubs. I have created an art club during school hours as well as an after-school art club because my students are so driven and determined that one art club wasn't enough. My students love to some into the art room because they have a chance to become critical thinkers and independently create original art work that relates to them on a personal level. They are able to explore their emotions and release their frustrations by tapping into their inner thoughts and creating art work that inspires me and others to keep creating and evolving artistically. I am inspired by my students daily.

Art therapy is a creative method of expression used as a therapeutic technique. Students will be able to fill their sketchbooks with various journaling exercises that will help them understand their emotions, relieve stress, and create positive and uplifting artistic pieces. Students will learn how to become more intuitive and self-aware. They can use several media and techniques in their journals such as collage, write songs, paint, and write poetry.

In Their Own Words

I want to be able to paint and write what I want. I want to listen to music in art class and just be in the zone of drawing and painting whatever I feel that day. Sometimes I want to make sad paintings with sad colors. But sometimes I get really happy and I want to make happy pictures with bright colors.

I want to be able to show people I can draw and paint so that I can teach other people. I want to be in the art show here at school but I also want to have a sketchbook that is just for me that no one sees that has all of my private thoughts and feelings.

My parents don't get me art supplies and sometimes people think my doodles are not good. I just want to have time to go to art class or art club so I can draw my private thoughts and feelings without anyone judging me. It's important for me to have a break in my school day when I can just draw, paint, and relax.

Ms. Campos
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 711 students.

8 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola 300 Oil Pastels 12 Assorted Colors Portfolio Series • Amazon Business $77.87 1 $77.87
2 x Sharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Black, Box of 36 • Amazon Business $37.99 2 $75.98
Crayola Multicultural Crayons 4 pack Cellophane Wrapped (40 packs - 160 crayons total) • Amazon Business $29.95 2 $59.90
Kids Sketchbook: Sketch Pad for Kids: Practice Drawing, Paint, Write, Doodle, 8.5 x 11 Large Blank Pages: Notes, Sketching Pad, Creative Diary And Journal • Amazon Business $3.89 10 $38.90
Crayola 16ct Multi-Colored Glitter Crayons • Amazon Business $5.01 5 $25.05
Space Boys journal: Space Boys journal : 110 pages with lined and sketch book • Amazon Business $4.99 5 $24.95
Leather Writing Journal Diary Notebook, Alloyseed A6 Vintage PU Leather Cover Loose Leaf Journals Sketchbook Travel to Write in, Unlined Paper, 6 Inches, (Brown) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Sketchbook: Sketchbook Cute Sloth Kawaii Sketchbook for Girls Boys : 110 Pages of 8.5"x11" Blank Paper for Drawing, For Kids Boys Drawing (Sketchbook For Kids) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Sketch book for kids: Cute SPACE! - Blank Paper for Drawing - 110 Pages ( 8.5"x11" )Blank Paper for Drawing, Doodling or Sketching (Sketchbooks For Kids) (Space! Sketch Book for kids) (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Kids Sketch Book: Sketch Book for Kids To Enjoy The Imagination And Creativity For Drawing, Doodling, Writing And Sketching and Most of All Having Fun ... Cover (Sketch Books For Kids) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Alice in Wonderland Quotes Sketchbook: Mad Hatter - It?s always Tea Time.: 0.5 mm Dot Grid Sketchbook, Journal, Doodle Diary for Creative Boys, Girls, ... 108 Pages Size 6” Wide x 9” High (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Sktechbook for Boys: Blank Paper for Drawing - 120 Pages ( 8"x10" ) Blank Paper for Drawing, Doodling or Sketching (Sketchbooks For Boys) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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