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Mrs. Williams from Arlington TX is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Paint Yourself Happy

Help me give my students the chance to express themselves through painting with fluorescent and metallic paints.

  • $157 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach art at a suburban school in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. My students come from very low socio-economic families and a majority reside in government housing. Due to their financial struggles, many of my students don't have crayons or markers of their own to use at home.

In spite of their financial obstacles, these kids have such a desire to explore, learn, and create new things.

They get excited about working with new art materials and expressing themselves in their own unique ways. They inspire me to look beyond my own challenges and make the most out of what I have.

In today's classroom, with its growing diversity, I believe it's vital that students experience the art, culture, and history that are represented in our student body. It's my goal for my students to develop an appreciation for what makes each of us different and valuable.

My Project

It's no secret that kids LOVE to paint. I want to offer my students the opportunity to express themselves with colors and types of paints they probably don't have access to at home.

There are more colors around us than just ROY G BIV.

Fluorescent and metallic paints add a depth to artwork that basic colors lack. Acrylic and tempura paints are a more affordable option when painting clay than purchasing glaze, and I want my students to have colorful ceramics to take home that they'll be proud of. Sealing their ceramics with Mod Podge gloss sealer will add the finishing touch of a glass-like appearance.

Mrs. Williams
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sax Versatemp Tempera Paints, Assorted Fluorescent Colors, Set of 6 • Amazon Business $32.20 1 $32.20
Chroma Molten Metals Acrylic Paint Set, 8.4 oz Bottle, Assorted Color, Set of 6 • Amazon Business $27.03 1 $27.03
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm,"Spectrum" 25-Color Assortment, 150 Sheets (80933-01) • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
Mod Podge 1470 Clear Acrylic Sealer, 12 oz, Gloss • Amazon Business $6.09 3 $18.27

Materials cost

$101.47

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$132.99

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$23.47

Total project goal

$156.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$156.46

6 Donors

-$112.00

Donations toward project cost

-$98.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.65

match offer

-$40.75

Match offer toward project cost

-$34.64

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.11

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.71

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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