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Mrs. A. from Westfield IN is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Life-size Art: Artsize-life

The cost of plaster wrap and Tempera paint is $513, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $527 goal

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I would like to start an after school art club that would be open to any students at our middle school, but I would really like to focus on some our Hispanic, Asian and African American students that are not involved in sports or other aspects of our school due to finances, transportation or language and communication issues. My club would give them hands on experiences with sculpture and mural painting. The members of the club would learn about the artist George Segal and his life-sized plaster sculptures and Keith Haring and his symbolism. Haring uses simple images rather than the written word to communicate altruistic messages with people all over the world. After learning about these artists I plan to create several plaster sculptures showing students "at work" in typical middle school activities and at least one mural focusing on our school's guiding principles. I have taught art at Westfield for 18 years and I often have students who are very talented and have a love for art, but once their 12 week rotation is complete they have no opportunities for continuing with their art. I also see kids year after year with nothing to do after school that I think would benefit from an organized activity that would be provided to them without cost. The materials I would like to have for my kids are fairly basic, but items I can not purchase with my limited art budget. I would need 1-2 manequins, in any condition, that we could wrap in plaster gauze for our sculptures. Preferably one manequin would be a male and one a female. I would also need several cases of plaster gauze wrap. For the mural I need 5 gallons of tempera paint. We already have brushes so those would not be necessary. As I said earlier, an opportunity for my students to expand their art experiences and also to provide an after school experience for those not very involved in school life is the main purpose of my club. The club would be open to any students who wish to have a fun and enriching experience. Thank you for considering this proposal. 8th art Westfield Middle School

Mrs. A.
Grades 6-8

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sax® Professional Plaster Wrap, 20-Lb. Carton • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $49.97 4 $199.88
Crayola® Artista II® Budget Grade Liquid Tempera, White Gallon • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $23.30 1 $23.30
Crayola® Artista II® Budget Grade Liquid Tempera, Blue Gallon • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $23.30 1 $23.30
Crayola® Artista II® Budget Grade Liquid Tempera, Red Gallon • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $23.30 1 $23.30
Crayola® Artista II® Budget Grade Liquid Tempera, Black Gallon • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $23.30 1 $23.30
Crayola® Artista II® Budget Grade Liquid Tempera, Green Gallon • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $23.30 1 $23.30
Crayola® Artista II® Budget Grade Liquid Tempera, Yellow Gallon • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $23.30 1 $23.30
Crayola® Artista II® Budget Grade Liquid Tempera, Violet 1/2-Gallon • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $13.39 1 $13.39
Crayola® Artista II® Budget Grade Liquid Tempera, Orange Pint • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $3.89 2 $7.78
Crayola® Artista II® Budget Grade Liquid Tempera, Turquoise Pint • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $3.89 2 $7.78

Materials cost

$368.63

Vendor shipping charges

$36.86

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.22

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$432.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$94.83

Total project goal

$526.83

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$526.83

4 Donors

-$526.83

Donations toward project cost

-$432.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$94.83

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$0.00

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