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Mrs. Tatum from Richlands VA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Low-Budget Battle

My students need easels, paint, and new brushes to allow their creativity to expand.

  • $381 goal

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My Students

I teach art to high school students in a very rural area of southwest Virginia. Funding for our school system is small and the budget given to arts is smaller. Students in this low-income area are not provided with the same opportunities as other counties in Virginia and every year I try to give them the best I can.

My students love to create and express themselves through visual art.

At this time, we are limited to pencil drawings, some colored pencil, and rare occasions where acrylic paint is used. We rely mainly on donations to fund any type of project.

My dream is to have an art room for these students that rivals even the best in the state, but we cannot get there without help from people like you.

My Project

Students here don't get to paint often. This is mainly because of our small budget versus the cost of materials. It makes it very difficult to branch out from colored pencils and graphite. Even those simple materials are running low.

Bring more creativity to these students.

They need the opportunity to paint, sculpt, and print. These all come at a cost we just cannot afford. These children deserve the best and I hope to give that to them. In our small room, easels, like the ones on our list, would make the students feel more like artists. We are in great need of a variety of brushes. The ones we currently use are quite old and becoming thin from wear and use. Fan brushes would be an amazing tool for these students because we currently have none. The students need canvases to paint on instead of the paper we have (which was never meant for that use.) Even basic materials such as markers, erasers, and glue are running low in the classroom and need to be restocked.

With your help, these students can use art to creatively change lives. They can become more connected with their work and maybe even find a new passion. Support creativity.

Mrs. Tatum
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CONDA 11 inch Tall Medium Tabletop Display Wooden Easel(Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $43.69 2 $87.38
US Art Supply 24-Pack of 8 X 10 inch Professional Artist Quality Acid Free Canvas Panel Boards for Painting 2 - 12-Packs (1 Full Case of 24 Single Canvas Board Panels) • Amazon Business $19.96 2 $39.92
Sargent Art 66-8231 36-Count Art-Time Watercolor, Best Buy Assortment • Amazon Business $35.86 1 $35.86
Crayola Colored Pencil Bulk, 240 Count Classpack, 12 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $29.48 1 $29.48
Fan Brushes - Amagic Artist Soft Anti-Shedding Nylon Hair Paint Brush Set for Acrylic Watercolor Oil Painting (6 Pcs) • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
3 Pack Paint Brush Set, 30 pcs Nylon Hair Brushes for Acrylic Oil Watercolor Painting Artist Professional Painting Kits • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
Sargent Art 36 Count Premium Pink Eraser Class Pack, Best Buy Assortment, 36-1012 • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
June Gold Kneaded Rubber Erasers (6 Pack) - Blend, Shade, Smooth, Correct, and Brighten your Sketches and Drawings • Amazon Business $5.97 2 $11.94
Expo 80001 Low Odor Chisel Point Dry Erase Markers, Low Odor Alcohol-Based Ink, Designed for Whiteboards, Glass and Most Non-Porous Surfaces, Black, 12 Units per Box, Pack of 1 Box • Amazon Business $11.42 1 $11.42
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Artlicious - 20 Piece Stumps & Tortillions Art Blenders Set • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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