My students need quality brushes and paper to create art from around the world.
"When are we going to paint?" These were the first words out of the students mouths when I started teaching art at this school. I was excited. I had paint everywhere, watercolor, tempera, acrylic; but wait where were the brushes and the paper?
These K-11 students come from households where art supplies are not always a number one priority but the interest in art is there.
They have never had a full-time art teacher and have had limited expose to the arts. They are like sponges soaking up the information and techniques I have presented. As a public school our funding is limited. The students have just moved into a building instead of classrooms in trailers. The cost of opening up a new building and a new art program has left the students with minimal supplies and/or not enough of the right items to complete basic projects. These supplies will allow the students to open up and let the inner artist out through painting.
I am requesting two types of paper, one heavy drawing paper which I have used for watercolor and some acrylic painting. The other is a heavier grade paper that will enhance the painting and not soak through or blur lines due to the thinness. The brushes are two basic sets. The shaders are the flat brushes in three sizes with the grip handle to help them learn to hold a brush properly and they work in all paint mediums. The rounds are a set of three different brushes with grip handles that will create the outlines and smoother edges in a painting. With these supplies the students will be able to paint artwork that requires detailing, shading, and small and large fill areas. They will be doing projects such as sailboats on a lake, lighthouses (we are near a great lake), Georgia O Keefe flowers and other environmental projects. They will also be doing color skills with monochromatic painting, abstract painting and landscapes.
To date we have used the tiny abused brushes from the watercolor sets and created our Jackson Pollack's and our fall watercolor leaves using warm color patterns, watercolor with ink drawings and Seurat pumpkins with pencil erasers.
I will continue to have the students paint with what we have. We give students the basics with English, math, science and history but I can only imagine the improvement in the quality of the work in the art room when the students are given the right tools to succeed.
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|Royal Brush® Scholastic Choice Brushes - Set of 72, Golden Taklon Shaders • Nasco||$88.95||2||$177.90|
|Nasco Budget White Sulphite Drawing Paper - 18" x 24", 80 lb. • Nasco||$53.95||2||$107.90|
|Canson® Foundation Student Watercolor Paper - 90 lb. • Nasco||$15.35||4||$61.40|
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