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Mrs. Kuusisto from Starbuck MN is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Michelangelo, Pablo Picasso, Georgia O'Keefe and YOU!

My students need these art supplies for the art contest we are hosting at our school. Art allows these students to express who they really are and unleash their creative geniuses inside each of them.

  • $161 goal

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My Students

As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I want my students to feel safe while gain a valuable education and while working on their mental health.

My students are creative, intelligent and very spontaneous.

They love art, they love to feel supported and love lots of positive attention. From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives, however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hopeful to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of academic and mental health excellence.

My Project

In our building, we lack an art class where students are able to explore the world of art, learn about famous artists, and create masterpieces of their own. We don't have enough funding to teach our students basic skills that other students received in different school districts.

By holding an art contest in our building our students are able to unleash their hidden potential are transform into an artist.

This art contest will give them this ability! It will allow our students to shine and succeed in new areas of life. This success will build their self-esteem and their mental flexibility. These students deserve to feel good about something in their lives, be proud of accomplishing a task and then rewarded for all their hard work!

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

This project will reach 60 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Grandma's Cookies Variety Pack, 36 Count • Amazon Business $11.88 2 $23.76
CONDA 8 x 10 inch Canvas Panels Pack of 12 Artist Quality Acid Free Canvas Board • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Crayola Fine Line Markers, 40 Count, Assorted Colors, Adult Coloring • Amazon Business $10.04 1 $10.04
Adult Coloring Book : Stress Relieving Designs Animals, Mandalas, Flowers, Paisley Patterns And So Much More • Amazon Business $7.56 1 $7.56
AmazonBasics Dry Erase Markers, Low Odor, Chisel Tip, 12 Pack, Assorted Colors (37151AZB) • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Ultra-Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 12 Pack • Amazon Business $6.88 1 $6.88
Crayola Colored Pencils, 50 Count Set, Pre-sharpened • Amazon Business $6.74 1 $6.74
Loew-Cornell 245B Brush Set, Pack of 25, Multi Color • Amazon Business $6.56 1 $6.56
Sargent Art Premium Coloring Pencils, Pack of 50 Assorted Colors, 22-7251 • Amazon Business $6.24 1 $6.24
Blank Comic Book: 7.5 x 9.25, 130 Pages, comic panel,For drawing your own comics, idea and design sketchbook,for artists of all levels • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Mindful Mandalas: A Mandala Coloring Book: A Unique & Uplifting Mandalas Adult Coloring Book For Men Women Teens Children & Seniors Featuring ... Relaxation Stress Relief & Art Color Therapy) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Sharpie Pen, Fine Point, Black, 2-Count • Amazon Business $2.41 2 $4.82
Sakura XEP25 25-Piece Cray-Pas Junior Artist Assorted Color Oil Pastel Set • Amazon Business $3.49 1 $3.49

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