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  • $914 goal

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Ms. Wattles
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Messy, Engaging and Exciting: It's Time for Art!!!

My students need art supplies like watercolors to learn about color and painting and model magic and pipe cleaners to create sculptures! Sharpies are a versatile favorite!

My Students

My school is a large urban school in a big city. It has a diverse population of African Americans, Hispanics, and white with a 60 percent Chinese immigrant population. It qualifies as high poverty. We have several classrooms serving children with severe physical handicaps like cerebral palsy.

Children at my school struggle with learning English and social and economic issues as they experience the pressures of preparing for high stakes testing.

Luckily they have the opportunity of having access to the arts.

My Project

I teach over 800 students. If my project gets funded it is only one dollar a student for arts materials! I struggle every year to fund the materials for my art classroom. I use as much recycled and found material as possible.

My approach to teaching visual arts is to create a materials rich, process oriented classroom that encourages personal expression.

Kids get to make many choices as they learn how to use real art materials and do what artists do; Envision and create art! An example would be a printmaking project where children printed with

found objects to create a picture of a garden. Emphasis was on of size and variety and shape. Colored chalk was then added for detail and variety of color. Funding my arts materials will give kids access to even more materials and a richer arts experience.

Children's artwork is authentic and expressive! They genuinely appreciate having visual arts and need a break from the testing stress they experience. In my classroom we learn about the elements of design, art history and often integrate literacy and art and science and art. Art is open ended. It teaches children to look more closely at life, stretch and explore and experiment!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
00305-1009: Prang Watercolor Pans - Oval, Assorted, Set of 16 colors • Blick Art Materials $6.54 26 $170.04
21218-1109: Crayola Classic Original Marker Set - Assorted Colors, Broad Tip, Set of 256 • Blick Art Materials $71.71 1 $71.71
00369-1109: Blick Liquid Watercolors - Set of 10 assorted colors, 8 oz bottles • Blick Art Materials $29.14 2 $58.28
57056-1008: Armada Paper Shapers Set - Set B, Set of 12 • Blick Art Materials $23.86 2 $47.72
67820-1008: Sargent Art Water Color Crayons - Set of 8 • Blick Art Materials $3.59 12 $43.08
06032-1009: Richeson Slightly Imperfect Assorted Brush Set - Set of 42 • Blick Art Materials $20.74 2 $41.48
13519-0048: Scratch-Art Scratch-Foam Board Pack - 9" x 12", Pkg of 48 • Blick Art Materials $18.80 2 $37.60
20066-1336: Crayola Oil Pastels - Assorted Colors, Classpack of 336 • Blick Art Materials $37.56 1 $37.56
33214-0759: Crayola Model Magic Classpack - Pack of 75, 1 oz, White • Blick Art Materials $36.46 1 $36.46
21316-0249: Sharpie Fine Point Marker Set - Assorted Colors, Set of 24 • Blick Art Materials $16.14 2 $32.28
60503-2850: Pure Metal Tooling Foil - 12" x 25 ft, Aluminum • Blick Art Materials $15.60 2 $31.20
21315-2015: Sharpie Ultra-Fine Point Marker - Black , Ultra-Fine Point, Pack of 5 • Blick Art Materials $4.46 5 $22.30
60722-0001: Creativity Street Acrylic Gems - Assorted Colors, Shapes, and Sizes, 1 lb • Blick Art Materials $14.05 1 $14.05
61404-1010: Creativity Street Maribou Feathers - Assorted Bright Hues, 14 g • Blick Art Materials $2.31 3 $6.93
11262-1190: Roylco Decorativ Papers - 8-1/2" x 11", Retro Pop, 32 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $6.03 1 $6.03
11262-1020: Roylco Decorative Papers - 8-1/2" x 11", Animal, 40 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $5.56 1 $5.56
60938-1002: Creativity Street Painted Wiggle Eyes - Assorted Colors and Sizes, Round, Pkg of 100 • Blick Art Materials $3.84 1 $3.84
60923-1012: Creativity Street Craft Stems - 4 mm x 12", Pkg of 100, Assorted Colors • Blick Art Materials $1.67 2 $3.34
Standard Shipping • Blick Art Materials $0.00 1 $0.00
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