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Ms. Petty from Montgomery TX is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Paint Your Heart Out, Kid!

My students need drawing and painting supplies to enrich their creativity and imaginations.

  • $597 goal

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My Students

I teach art to students from Pre-K all the way to fifth grade. My students are curious, creative, innovative, and eager! They absolutely love the excitement of coming to art class each day wondering what we are going to make next! They come in knowing our classroom is a safe place to take brave new chances with their imagination, and I see their growth both in thinking and character constantly.

Each child in my classroom absolutely beams when they hear about a new process we are going learn in the classroom.

I would love to be able to provide them with a variety of art mediums and methods on a regular basis.

Our school is an older campus, and over half of the population moved to a new school with lots of new materials and supplies this year. There have been some major budget cuts, leaving the art classroom with basic supplies.

My Project

"Art is a place for children to learn to trust their ideas, themselves, and to explore what is possible." -Maryann Kohl

My elementary art classroom of imaginative children is full of such enthusiasm.

On a very limited art budget, I must provide meaningful and exciting visual arts experiences for all 400 students, grades Kinder-5th. We need help to move beyond the basics of paper, crayons, and markers to introduce the tools and media that professional artists use. The introduction of more advanced art media in my classroom excites and draws in my emerging artists–giving them the spark to continue with art throughout middle and high school and hopefully into their future careers.

These sharp minds need Sharpies! Sharpies may not sound like an exciting tool to you, but a Sharpie is one of the most useful tools an artist has in her toolbox. Sharpies add a bold quality to drawings, adds finishing touches to a painting, and can transform a mess into a masterpiece in just a few strokes. Sharpies are ideal because they don’t run when touched by watery paint and the bold line is the perfect thickness to make an artwork really POP. Your donation will help create artworks that the students and their parents will treasure.

Many of our students and faculty lost their homes and precious belongings in the flooding from Hurricane Harvey. Several families are still in the depths of recovery - trying to replace what belongings they can one piece at a time. Art can be an outlet for them to express their emotions and feelings. I want to give our students an opportunity to express that in ways other than just their voice.

Ms. Petty
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
06002-0729-Dynasty Pure Red Sable Brush Set - Flat Wash, Canister of 72 • Blick Art Materials $146.01 1 $146.01
05434-9072-Da Vinci Calligraphy Brush Set - Set of 72 • Blick Art Materials $92.39 1 $92.39
19538-1115-Faber-Castell Gelatos Sets - Mix & Match, Assorted Bright Colors, Set of 15 • Blick Art Materials $19.36 2 $38.72
06066-1489-Foam Brush Set - Foam Brush, Set of 48 • Blick Art Materials $18.82 2 $37.64
00369-1109-Blick Liquid Watercolors - Set of 10 assorted colors, 8 oz bottles • Blick Art Materials $28.49 1 $28.49
21316-2026-Sharpie Fine Point Marker Set - Class Pack, Set of 36, Black • Blick Art Materials $24.88 1 $24.88
02912-1003-Holbein Atomizer Bottle - 2 oz • Blick Art Materials $2.24 10 $22.40
21819-1020-Sakura Gelly Roll Glaze Pen - White • Blick Art Materials $1.54 12 $18.48
00018-4009-Blick Student Grade Tempera - Yellow, Gallon • Blick Art Materials $17.48 1 $17.48
06223-9180-Princeton RealValue Brush Set - 9180, Stencil, Short Handle, Set of 4 • Blick Art Materials $5.57 3 $16.71
22347-1089-Crayola Metallic Markers, Set of 8 • Blick Art Materials $6.32 2 $12.64
02916-1001-Plaid Mod Podge - Paper, Matte Finish, 16 oz • Blick Art Materials $8.66 1 $8.66
02916-1005-Plaid Mod Podge - Sparkle Finish, 8 oz bottle • Blick Art Materials $5.20 1 $5.20

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