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Ms. Navasky from New York NY is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

New Art Therapy Group Foundations!

My students need an array of materials for our new art therapy group. We have a focus on drawing & painting, and are starting out with some of the basics, plus a couple of unique mediums!

  • $187 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are amazing, inspiring and dedicated to social change to making their world a better place. They are also high school students ages 14-20 from low-income areas around New York City in every borough. Our school is a transfer school, which means some of our students have had problems in other school settings and/or problems at home that led to falling behind in school, and have needed to change schools for one reason or another. Some students are lacking emotional support within their family systems, communities, or peer groups. For a majority of our students, these groups are the first time they are accessing counseling support. High school students may deal with multiple issues including but not limited to community violence, mental health issues, racism, classism, language barriers, abuse and neglect, substance abuse, unintended pregnancies, self-injury, eating disorders, etc. Our students have incredible insight and do amazing, awe-inspiring soulful work in the context of our groups.

My Project

All of these materials have been specially requested by our students, who love to paint and draw and want to increase their skills. The watercolors, watercolor paper, drawing paper and charcoal pencils are materials that we don't have, and it would make a huge difference in our group! The scratch paper and clay are awesome therapeutic additions.

The group aids in decreasing anxiety and increasing self-esteem.

This art therapy group takes place after school on Fridays, and it's a space for students to decompress at the end the week, to make new friends and to develop relationships with the school counselors. Some teenagers feel more comfortable expressing themselves through art, and we feel it's important to make that available to them.

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

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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 230 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Nabisco Savory Mix Variety Snack Pack, 20/CT • $15.72 1 $15.72
13534-1010-Scratch-Art Colored Board - 8-1/2" x 11", Multicolored, 10 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $5.69 2 $11.38
33216-1002-Crayola Modeling Clay - 2 lb Jumbo Assortment • Blick Art Materials $5.54 2 $11.08
00336-1009-Yarka Semi Moist Watercolor Pans - Assorted Colors, Set of 10 • Blick Art Materials $5.30 2 $10.60
06980-1007-Royal Langnickel Crafters'' Choice Brush Set - Taklon Angular Brushes, Set of 7 • Blick Art Materials $10.43 1 $10.43
12233-1020-Folia Oragami Sheets - 7 3/4" x 7 3/4", Assorted, 100 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $9.01 1 $9.01
33216-1001-Crayola Modeling Clay - 1 lb Assortment, Neutral Colors • Blick Art Materials $2.81 3 $8.43
05144-1249-Crayola White Taklon Brush Set - Set of 4, Flat • Blick Art Materials $3.89 2 $7.78
09617-1003-L''Aquarelle Canson Hritage Watercolor Paper - Sheet, Cold Press, 22" x 30", 140 lb (300 gsm) • Blick Art Materials $7.05 1 $7.05
20418-1089-General''s Charcoal Pencil Set - Set of 8 • Blick Art Materials $5.49 1 $5.49
13509-8509-Scratch-Art Art Papers - 8-1/2" x 11", Assorted, 12 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $5.35 1 $5.35
05144-1149-Crayola White Taklon Brush Set - Set of 4, Round • Blick Art Materials $3.89 1 $3.89
10383-1005-Strathmore 200 Series Drawing Paper Pad - 11" x 14", 40 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $3.86 1 $3.86
20020-2509-Pentel Oil Pastel Set - Assorted Colors, Set of 25 • Blick Art Materials $3.38 1 $3.38
22883-1025-Scratch-Art Heavy Duty Scratch-Art Stick Pack - Pkg of 25 • Blick Art Materials $2.98 1 $2.98

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