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Mrs. Bowman from Sutter Creek CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Latin American Textile Trinket Bowls

Help me give my students an opportunity to create air dry clay bowls based on the colorful textiles of Latin America.

  • $449 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Ugh, I can't even draw a stick figure this class is going to be awful..." If I have a nickel for every time I heard that on the first day of school, I could go on a very nice vacation. As an Art Educator it is my job to show the students that creativity and art are not only drawing something realistically. There are so many facets to art which is what makes Art so fun.

For my beginning and intermediate level students, this year I want to make air dry bowls inspired by the textiles of Latin America and artist Robin Mead.

For this project we will be using air dry clay to make bowls and then neon acrylic paint to finish the bowls off in a style inspired by Robin. With your help students will be able to get their hands a little dirty and create a new type of art that they will get to proudly display at our year end art show in May.

My Project

Art is about so much more than learning to draw realistically. It is my job as my students art teacher to show them that. This project is just one small step in that journey for my students.

This project studies the bright colors, textures, and patterns that are in Latin American textiles.

Students will be studying these textiles and then applying their knowledge of the Elements of Art to create a unique, one of a kind trinket bowl.

Using the materials purchased here, students will use the new florescent acrylic paints, paint brushes and air dry clay to mold their bowls. They will have the opportunity to attach beads, feathers and twine to create an added layer of texture.

These bowls will be put on display at our student lead art show at the end of the year for the community to come and celebrate their accomplishments.

Mrs. Bowman
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 100 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
33659-1022 - Polyform Model Air Air Dry Clay - White, 2.2 lb • Blick Art Materials $5.38 20 $107.60
06031-0729 - Royal Langnickel Big Kid''s Choice 72-Piece Class Packs • Blick Art Materials $76.50 1 $76.50
61536-1001 - Economy Glass Bead Assortment - Assorted Colors and Shapes, 1 lb • Blick Art Materials $7.96 2 $15.92
00711-3488 - Blickrylic Student Acrylics - Fluorescent Pink, Half Gallon • Blick Art Materials $13.59 1 $13.59
00711-3218 - Blickrylic Student Acrylics - Fluorescent Red, Half Gallon • Blick Art Materials $13.59 1 $13.59
00711-3058 - Blickrylic Student Acrylics - Fluorescent Magenta, Half Gallon • Blick Art Materials $13.59 1 $13.59
00711-6918 - Blickrylic Student Acrylics - Fluorescent Violet, Half Gallon • Blick Art Materials $13.59 1 $13.59
00711-7268 - Blickrylic Student Acrylics - Fluorescent Green, Half Gallon • Blick Art Materials $13.59 1 $13.59
00711-5248 - Blickrylic Student Acrylics - Fluorescent Blue, Half Gallon • Blick Art Materials $13.59 1 $13.59
00711-4218 - Blickrylic Student Acrylics - Fluorescent Yellow, Half Gallon • Blick Art Materials $13.59 1 $13.59
00711-5118 - Blickrylic Student Acrylics - Turquoise, Half Gallon • Blick Art Materials $12.84 1 $12.84
61432-1005 - Creativity Street Natural Feather Assortment - 1/2 oz • Blick Art Materials $4.15 1 $4.15
61532-8221 - Hippie Hemp - 20 lb, 1 mm x 380 ft • Blick Art Materials $3.19 1 $3.19
61404-1010 - Creativity Street Maribou Feathers - Assorted Bright Hues, 14 g • Blick Art Materials $2.04 1 $2.04

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