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Ms. Russell from Jackson MS is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Painting Our Future

My students need to fill our classroom canisters with a variety of brush types and sizes.

  • $392 goal

This project expired on October 9, 2010.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Finger painting is great for kindergarten, not so great for high school students needing to complete AP portfolios. We have paint and paper but our brushes are shot. We need more brushes and with a bigger variety of sizes and types of brushes. That does not come cheep.

My students are hard working and dedicated to art and their careers as future artists.

They live in a poor section of our area in a very large school system. When Money is tight funding for art is the first thing to go. All of my AP Art students are on free or reduced lunch. They have the drive just not the supplies.

My Project

We need to fill our classroom canisters with a variety of brush types and sizes to paint in AP Art class. One section of the AP exam is called breadth. This section has to demonstrate a wide range of artistic knowledge including painting. They need brushes to paint. The brushes we have are worn out. Ever try to paint very detailed and exact with a brush that the bristles look like a cat chewed on them? That is what our brushes look like. It is hard, if not impossible to paint a college level painting with them.

My students have the opportunity to earn college credit in high school at no cost to them.

That is an amazing opportunity. This could give my students the skills and desire to go on to college and be the next generation of architects, graphic designers, or painters. We have the drive to get the work done. We just need the supplies.

Ms. Russell
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 15 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
DB NTRL BRISTLE FLAT/36PC SCHOLASTIC • Blick Art Materials $92.81 1 $92.81
DB NTRL BRISTL ROUND/36PC SCHOLASTIC • Blick Art Materials $78.89 1 $78.89
DB WHT BRSTLE ASSORT/72PC SCHOLASTIC • Blick Art Materials $116.02 1 $116.02

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