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Ms. N. from Washington DC is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Picasso For 4 Year Olds!

My classroom requests the following art supplies: georgia clay, clay stampers, liquid tempera paint, alphabet picture stencils, paint brushes, finger paint, and window crayons.

  • $596 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

When did you first pick up a paint brush? Did a teacher ever take the time to show you how to create a dimensional painting, or shade an object? Are you confident with your artistic ability? Many of us grew up with exposure to Art, but most of us would not profess high confidence in our artistic abilities. This is because we did not hold a paintbrush at the same age we first held a pencil. No teacher taught us how to create dimension at the same age we learned to write the letter "A". Art is an afterthought in most school curricula. We know, intuitively, that this should not be the case. If children are exposed to art at a young age their brain areas for creativity and artistic ability will flourish. Left untouched for years, a child's lack of art exposure will become an adult's lack of artistic ability. I cannot have this be the case for my beautiful and creative four year olds. I need to expose them to artistic mediums now, in order to develop their skills in art on a parallel path with their math and literacy abilities. Unfortunately, my school lacks the funding to supply us with adequate materials for my children to wholly pour themselves into artistic activities. Our paint supply ran out months ago, and the largest paper we have is 8 1/2 X 11". Imagine the little hands of my four year-olds, inexperienced in fine motor movement, trying to paint an expressive picture on a miniscule canvas! Please help us! I am asking for a donation of paints (both mural and finger), paintbrushes, and mural paper. With your generous donation my students can truly explore art and begin to develop their knowledge of shading, shadowing, dimension, and artistic representation. I am also asking for a donation of clay. Clay is a highly effective medium for exploring the three dimensional world of art. It is also an important self-soothing tool. Many of my children lead difficult lives for being only four, and having a healthy outlet for aggression and anger, such as the ability to pound on clay, is more important than we think. The next Picasso could be in my classroom, but we need your help to become the talented artists we all have the potential to be!

Ms. N.
Grades PreK-2
  • CAPCS - Odessa and Wilson Butler Global Campus
  • Washington, DC

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TA5316 - Fingerpaint Paper • Lakeshore Learning $6.90 6 $41.40
BA918 - All-Purpose Paintbrush Assortment - Set • Lakeshore Learning $14.95 1 $14.95
RE419 - Animals Picture Stencils • Lakeshore Learning $19.99 1 $19.99
FA253 - Alphabet Picture Stencils • Lakeshore Learning $19.99 1 $19.99
AA342 - Washable Fingerpaint Assortment • Lakeshore Learning $29.00 1 $29.00
GG350 - Washable People Colors? Liquid Tempera A • Lakeshore Learning $27.00 1 $27.00
PX2128BU - Lakeshore Fully Washable Liquid Tempera • Lakeshore Learning $10.99 2 $21.98
PX2128TQ - Lakeshore Fully Washable Liquid Tempera • Lakeshore Learning $10.99 1 $10.99
PX2128GR - Lakeshore Fully Washable Liquid Tempera • Lakeshore Learning $10.99 1 $10.99
PX2128YE - Lakeshore Fully Washable Liquid Tempera • Lakeshore Learning $10.99 2 $21.98
PX2128RG - Lakeshore Fully Washable Liquid Tempera • Lakeshore Learning $10.99 1 $10.99
PX2128RD - Lakeshore Fully Washable Liquid Tempera • Lakeshore Learning $10.99 2 $21.98
PX2128VT - Lakeshore Fully Washable Liquid Tempera • Lakeshore Learning $10.99 1 $10.99
PX2128BR - Lakeshore Fully Washable Liquid Tempera • Lakeshore Learning $10.99 1 $10.99
PX2128WT - Lakeshore Fully Washable Liquid Tempera • Lakeshore Learning $10.99 1 $10.99
PX2128BK - Lakeshore Fully Washable Liquid Tempera • Lakeshore Learning $10.99 1 $10.99
Clay Stampers • Childcraft, Inc. $9.99 2 $19.98
LC195 - Paint Pump • Lakeshore Learning $2.90 10 $29.00
DT133 - Window Crayons • Lakeshore Learning $6.95 2 $13.90
Georgia Clay -- 25 lbs. • Childcraft, Inc. $19.99 2 $39.98

Materials cost

$398.06

Vendor shipping charges

$39.81

State sales tax

$22.89

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$488.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$107.12

Total project goal

$595.12

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$595.12

8 Donors

-$547.65

Donations toward project cost

-$488.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.65

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$47.47

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$0.00

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