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Mrs. Shepard from Atlanta GA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Mixed-Media Visual Journaling

Help me give my students mixed-media supplies for Visual Journaling in their process sketchbooks.

  • $599 goal

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My Students

Our high school is home to over 2,000 students within Metropolitan Atlanta. The extremely diverse socio-economical backgrounds of our school population allows for a true "melting pot" of art students in my classroom. I cater to a range of individuals including English Language Learners, Speech, Resource Services, Talented and Gifted, and Homebound. I teach Visual Composition, Drawing/Painting, and Ceramics. I am also the mother of young triplet girls.

I believe in the power of art to affect change in a person, to uplift a community, and ultimately, to transform the world.

My students deserve to feel safe, and to have the means for creating their "Visual Voices," in order to discover their fullest potential as artists. As their teacher, I want to give them every opportunity afforded to me.

Our Art Department has grown significantly since I arrived as a student teacher during the economic downturn of 2008. I have consistently watched the weight of current affairs become internalized struggles within the students, and their art becomes their release. I am impressed and inspired by them. In my classroom, we seek to explore new mediums and fresh techniques.

My Project

I am teaching my students about the importance of visual journaling. I want to give them a safe experience to express all that they need to say, want to say, or may be shy about sharing for a variety of reasons. By having a range of materials to explore layering, stenciling, water solubles and collage, those journaled words become embedded into a unique work of art. Students will transform themselves through their artistic exploration. Visual voices will be awake and aware, and students will gain confidence to trust that their art is necessary, relevant, cathartic. Visual journaling can change their lives.

Mrs. Shepard
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 150 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
20042-1509 - Caran d''Ache Neocolor II Artists'' Crayon Set - Assorted Colors, Set of 15 • Blick Art Materials $27.51 5 $137.55
10266-1309 - Pacon Bright White Sulphite Drawing Paper - 18" x 24", 80 lb, 500 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $46.04 1 $46.04
47003-1035 - Gelli Arts Printing Plate - 3" x 5" • Blick Art Materials $9.59 4 $38.36
21315-2015 - Sharpie Ultra-Fine Point Marker - Black , Ultra-Fine Point, Pack of 5 • Blick Art Materials $4.44 8 $35.52
20522-0009 - Crayola Watercolor Pencil Set - Assorted Colors, Set of 24 • Blick Art Materials $5.40 6 $32.40
23810-1001 - Elmer''s Glue Stick - All Purpose Washable Clear Glue Sticks, Pkg of 30 • Blick Art Materials $30.39 1 $30.39
11303-1513 - Blick Art Tissue - 20" x 30", White, 480 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $28.47 1 $28.47
00847-1401 - Sargent Art Gel Pens - Assorted Colors, Set of 100 • Blick Art Materials $18.84 1 $18.84
40104-1002 - Speedball Soft Rubber Brayer - 2" • Blick Art Materials $8.76 2 $17.52
23617-1015 - Standard Glue Gun Glue Sticks - 7/16" x 4", Pkg of 20 • Blick Art Materials $2.85 4 $11.40
38152-1003 - The Crafter''s Workshop Stencil - Aspen Trees, 6" x 6" • Blick Art Materials $4.69 1 $4.69
38152-1103 - The Crafter''s Workshop Stencil - Cosmic Swirl, 6" x 6" • Blick Art Materials $4.69 1 $4.69
38152-1403 - The Crafter''s Workshop Stencil - Reversed Branches, 6" x 6" • Blick Art Materials $4.69 1 $4.69
38152-1503 - The Crafter''s Workshop Stencil - Bricks, 6" x 6" • Blick Art Materials $4.69 1 $4.69
38152-1603 - The Crafter''s Workshop Stencil - Chicken Wire, 6" x 6" • Blick Art Materials $4.69 1 $4.69
38152-1803 - The Crafter''s Workshop Stencil - Branches, 6" x 6" • Blick Art Materials $4.69 1 $4.69
38152-1903 - The Crafter''s Workshop Stencil - Numbers Collage, 6" x 6" • Blick Art Materials $4.69 1 $4.69
32709-1053 - Mayco Designer Stencils - 6" x 6", Spots • Blick Art Materials $3.99 1 $3.99
32709-1043 - Mayco Designer Stencils - 6" x 6", Twirls • Blick Art Materials $3.99 1 $3.99
32709-1013 - Mayco Designer Stencils - 6" x 6", Curlicues • Blick Art Materials $3.99 1 $3.99

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