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Mrs. C. from Allentown PA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Molding Students through Clay Modeling!

Help me give my students a 3D clay experience that they will never forget with air dry clay, clear spray and acrylic paints!

  • $414 goal

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My Students

We are an urban Title I school in northeastern Pennsylvania. What we lack in funds and materials we make up for with excitement and a true love of the arts. The majority of my students are Latino and with that, they bring a background and culture rich with visual art, music and dance. The art program allows them to express themselves and have experiences they normally wouldn’t have. This is especially important for those students who do not speak English yet.

My Project

We are in a 150 year old school that does not have a real art room or tools and materials needed for a complete art experience. Art is in the basement in a small carpeted room without a sink. That limits a lot of the art experiences we can have. We do not have a true art closet nor a kiln. Plus this room is shared with the music teacher. Once we put in the needed number of desks, you can barely walk around, but we are still very grateful to have our own space.

Students need to be able to translate from a 2D concept to a 3D object.

Working in clay allows them to do this, plus is a wonderful medium for hand-eye coordination. And clay is forgiving and easy to re-do if a "mistake" is made, although as far as I am concerned there are no mistakes in art just opportunities to do it in a different way.

With this air dry clay, students will be able to experience clay and make an actual item. The paint will allow them to color their work and the spray will permanently seal it. Although not kiln fired pottery, these pieces of art will be usable.

Mrs. C.
Grades 3-5
  • Cleveland Elementary School
  • Allentown, PA
Nearly all 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 375 students.

7 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rust-Oleum 264985 Specialty Clear Triple Thick Spray, Clear, 12-Ounce • Amazon Business $14.68 9 $132.12
Crayola Air Dry Clay, White, No Bake Modeling Clay for Kids, 25lb • Amazon Business $29.93 3 $89.79
Acrylic Paint Pens 12 Colors Water Based Marker Pens for Rocks Painting, Canvas, Wood, Glass, Plastic, Metal, Ceramic, Fabric, Mug, DIY, Card, Photo Album, School Project (2-3mm Medium Tip) • Amazon Business $10.79 6 $64.74
yueton 14pcs Set Plastic Crafts Clay Modeling Tool for Shaping and Sculpting (Hot Pink) • Amazon Business $4.99 6 $29.94

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