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Ms. Kaganac from Richmond MI is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mat our HeART: Protect our Art

My students need mat board to display their beautiful art in competitions and for the AP exam. Students also need a great colored pencil sharpener and portfolios to protect their work.

  • $294 goal

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My Students

I have recently started working in a small town at Richmond High School, and I believe that our art department has so much room for growth. I am trying to help the program flourish, giving students more opportunities to be successful. I have roughly 130 students and many of them are very passionate about the arts. My students are very talented and have so much potential. Teaching basic design, drawing, photo, and AP art has opened students' minds to many creative outlets. My students love to participate in art competitions and are proud of their work. My students are very bright and their personalities together make the art room a wonderful and colorful place to be.

My Project

My artists are ready for a year of art competitions, shows, and creativity. Mat board is rather expensive, but it is so important when it comes to displaying the work. We are running low on black mat board, which makes the work look professional. We would also really appreciate some new artist portfolios to help protect the work when we are transporting it to and from competitions or home. My drawing and AP students would also appreciate a sharpener that is appropriate for various mediums, as well as, black paper to experiment with for various projects.

Not only is the artwork important to students, but the way it is displayed and matted is important.

It helps protect the artwork, making it sturdy and presentable. Students love working with oil pastels and charcoal on black paper and it would be great to have a sharpener that is suitable for colored pencils because we use them often. Help my students reach their goal, making their year of art presentation a success!

Ms. Kaganac
Grades 9-12

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crescent Colored Mat Board 14 ply - 32 x 40 inches - Pack of 10 - Raven Black • Amazon Business $66.02 2 $132.04
Tran 24-Inch by 36-Inch Black Student Portfolio • Amazon Business $22.20 2 $44.40
Electric Pencil Sharpener Heavy Duty Helical Blade, Auto-Stop Feature, 3 Size Holes, Fast Quiet USB Automatic Colored Pencil Sharpener for School Office Artists Students Kids- Black • Amazon Business $24.98 1 $24.98
US Art Supply 11 in. x 14 in. Premium Black Heavyweight Paper Spiral Bound Sketch Pad, 140gsm, 64 Pound, 30 Sheets (Pack of 2 Pads) • Amazon Business $14.96 1 $14.96

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