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Mr. Carter from New York NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Oil Pastels For Young Artists

The cost of 2 classroom packs of Reeves oil pastels from Nasco is $134, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $134 goal

This project expired on May 31, 2007.

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Art is, unfortunately, an over looked subject. When it is found in public schools, it is often under-funded, forcing the students to work with materials designed more for writing and math than creative visual expression. One of the materials in abundance is crayons. Crayons are fine for adding color, but are not used by artists due to their uneven filling, lack of subtlety, and inability to blend to make new colors. I propose to introduce the students to a more malleable material, the oil pastel. As a new art teacher in an elementary school on Manhattan's Lower East Side, I inherited a program of crayons and student hatred of art class. I am teaching not just that art is, in fact, fun, but the materials and techniques of real artists. The oil pastels would fit into this aspect. I will use them to teach composition, figurative drawing and color theory to the younger students, and if possible, the older students as well. Each class has between 20 and 26 students, so I am seeking enough to cover these numbers, plus extra for wear and tear, which, when working with pre-kindergarten students, can be severe. Students need authentic experiences. In art class, that means creative projects with quality materials. With your help, my students can gain a new working method in, and a new appreciation of, art.

Mr. Carter
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 250 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
REEVES LG OIL PASTEL CLSPK • Nasco $41.08 2 $82.16

Materials cost

$82.16

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$109.68

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.08

Total project goal

$133.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$133.76

1 Donor

-$126.13

Donations toward project cost

-$110.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.13

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.02

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$0.00

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