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Ms. Czerwinski from Charlotte NC is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Painting Your Story! Expressing Yourself Through Art!

My students need canvases and paints to create paintings about their own identities.

  • $434 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My school is a magnet school, so students come from all over the city of Charlotte. This means they're coming from different neighborhoods, socioeconomic backgrounds, and even from different elementary school experiences. This project is focused on 8th grade art students who are in their last year before moving onto high school. Being an IB school, students are encouraged to gain local and worldviews of their own and other cultures. These students are creative thinkers, collaborators, and are inquisitive of the world who are always looking for new ways to express themselves.

My Project

These supplies are going to be designated for 8th grade students who are in their last year at our school before moving on to high school. I am planning on bringing in a local artist that focuses on storytelling, identity, and cultural expression through their artwork. 8th grade students will get the chance to paint on canvases- most having experiences only painting on paper or other similar materials- using acrylic paints versus watercolors or tempera- with end products that are ready to be hung up for display.

Students will learn ways to tell their own story through their artwork; something we've done in previous years of art, but now using higher quality materials.

They will learn painting techniques but also more about the design process of creating an interesting composition within their artwork.

They all have their own story and identity, coming from a variety of cultural backgrounds. They will learn more advanced drawing and painting techniques as well.

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Ms. Czerwinski
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 70 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
07526-1620: Blick Super Value Canvas Pack - 16" x 20", Pkg of 5 • Blick Art Materials $16.99 14 $237.86
00623-1075: Blick Artists'' Acrylic Retarder - 8 oz jar • Blick Art Materials $6.75 1 $6.75
00711-9086: Blickrylic Student Acrylics - Metallic Soft Gold, Pint • Blick Art Materials $5.60 1 $5.60
00711-9326: Blickrylic Student Acrylics - Metallic Silver, Pint • Blick Art Materials $5.60 1 $5.60
00711-5246: Blickrylic Student Acrylics - Fluorescent Blue, Pint • Blick Art Materials $4.64 1 $4.64
00711-6916: Blickrylic Student Acrylics - Fluorescent Violet, Pint • Blick Art Materials $4.64 1 $4.64
00711-7266: Blickrylic Student Acrylics - Fluorescent Green, Pint • Blick Art Materials $4.64 1 $4.64
00711-3056: Blickrylic Student Acrylics - Fluorescent Magenta, Pint • Blick Art Materials $4.64 1 $4.64
00711-3716: Blickrylic Student Acrylics - Fluorescent True Red, Pint • Blick Art Materials $4.64 1 $4.64
00711-4556: Blickrylic Student Acrylics - Fluorescent Orange, Pint • Blick Art Materials $4.64 1 $4.64
Standard Shipping • Blick Art Materials $0.00 1 $0.00

Materials cost

$283.65

Vendor shipping charges

$28.36

State sales tax

$22.12

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$368.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$65.01

Total project goal

$433.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$433.39

2 Donors

-$241.69

Donations toward project cost

-$205.44

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.25

match offer

-$191.69

Match offer toward project cost

-$162.94

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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