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Ms. Landers from Chamblee GA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Pale Blue Dot Painting

Help me give my students acrylic paint and wood panels to paint self-portraits, and these professional grade materials will give them the opportunity to work on a quality substrate with a flexible medium.

  • $1,702 goal

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My Students

I am often asked if art can be taught, and the answer is more complex than a simple yes or no. Technical skills can be taught; creativity must be nurtured and fostered. We can mimic technical details but must dig deep within ourselves to find a way to use those skills in a new, exciting manner and transform as both artists and individuals.

My students are craving instruction in creativity and have a passion unparalleled in my experience.

Each time I share a new work of art, video of an artist, a new technique, or media, I can sense the frenzy of gears turning and churning. The creative risk-taking associated with new information being shared spreads like wildfire. I am astounded every day at how worldly and clever my students are. They are tech-savvy and longing for real-world applications of the media, styles, and techniques they are learning which will create future leaders in the fields of visual culture and design. We build connections to all the subjects that they study, and I make sure they understand the rationale behind the varied subjects they study in school.

My Project

As we gear up for portrait season the students are practicing and practicing drawing individual parts of the face. They are currently in the middle of an Eye Challenge where students are practicing drawing their eye in as many media and styles as they can. In the meantime I am prompting them to contemplate their place in the universe. Each day of class we converse about different aspects of humanity and how unique it is that in an infinitely vast universe we are able to contemplate our own existence and impact.

The painted self-portraits that the students will produce will emphasize their individuality, not just in appearance, but their connection to their community and peers.

We will draw from their life experiences to integrate a color scheme and setting that will be indicative of their lives. Instead of merely copying an image of themselves, they must develop a more thorough and meaningful self-image.

Ms. Landers
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 150 students.

19 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
07061-1405 - Blick Super Value Wood Panel Pack - 11" x 14", Pkg of 4 • Blick Art Materials $23.99 20 $479.80
33418-1024 - OOK Annealed Specialty Wire - 24 Gauge, 100 ft • Blick Art Materials $4.55 20 $91.00
33407-1050 - Twisteez - Box of 50, 125 ft, Regular Pack • Blick Art Materials $8.79 10 $87.90
00709-1008 - Chromacryl Students Acrylics - White, 64 oz bottle • Blick Art Materials $20.25 4 $81.00
00709-2008 - Chromacryl Students Acrylics - Black, 64 oz bottle • Blick Art Materials $20.25 4 $81.00
00709-4478 - Chromacryl Students Acrylics - Cool Yellow, 64 oz bottle • Blick Art Materials $20.25 3 $60.75
00709-5628 - Chromacryl Students Acrylics - Cool Blue, 64 oz tube • Blick Art Materials $20.25 3 $60.75
00709-6508 - Chromacryl Students Acrylics - Violet, 64 oz bottle • Blick Art Materials $20.25 2 $40.50
00709-5118 - Chromacryl Students Acrylics - Turquoise, 64 oz bottle • Blick Art Materials $20.25 2 $40.50
00709-7778 - Chromacryl Students Acrylics - Neon Green, 64 oz bottle • Blick Art Materials $20.25 2 $40.50
00709-3048 - Chromacryl Students Acrylics - Magenta, 64 oz bottle • Blick Art Materials $20.25 2 $40.50
00709-4428 - Chromacryl Students Acrylics - Warm Yellow, 64 oz bottle • Blick Art Materials $20.25 2 $40.50
00709-3128 - Chromacryl Students Acrylics - Red Oxide, 64 oz bottle • Blick Art Materials $20.25 2 $40.50
00709-3728 - Chromacryl Students Acrylics - Warm Red, 64 oz bottle • Blick Art Materials $20.25 2 $40.50
00709-3718 - Chromacryl Students Acrylics - Cool Red, 64 oz bottle • Blick Art Materials $20.25 2 $40.50
00709-7048 - Chromacryl Students Acrylics - Green Deep, 64 oz bottle • Blick Art Materials $20.25 2 $40.50

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