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Mrs. Massey from Dorchester MA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Portrait of an Artist V

Help me give my students high quality art supplies to explore during their Portrait of an Artist learning expedition. My students will explore different media while learning about various types of art.

  • $598 goal

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My Students

Today, over 400 lottery-chosen students arrive by bus from inner-city Boston neighborhoods, including Roxbury, Hyde Park, Dorchester, and Mattapan. Nearly 70% of these students qualify for free or reduced-priced meals. Fifteen percent are identified as special needs and/or require a 504 plan. Twenty-two percent are English Language Learners. The school's diverse student body reflects the city’s rich cultural and linguistic heritages.

Socioeconomic demographics pose a challenge to these children, yet there are greater challenges facing these student and their families every day.

The social and economic inequities they confront daily place stress on their ability to learn and feel safe. With that in mind, it is my mission to create a classroom environment in which learning is visible, inequities dissipate, and the students have an abundance of materials to aid in the facilitation of learning.

My Project

Through this expedition students are immersed into a world of art, and encouraged to work with a variety of art media/tools. The children are introduced to various artist and experienced different styles of art as well.

These art materials allow students to be exposed to quality materials, to create pieces that have the mark of high craftsmanship.

While exploring artist like Romere Bearden, Frida Khalo, and Henri Matisse students are inspired to create their very own abstract, still life, and portraiture pieces.

To close out the expedition students will welcome families to an art gallery filled with beautiful works of art.

Mrs. Massey
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 17 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
07167-0912 - Blick Academic 5/8" Profile Cotton Canvas - 9" x 12", Pkg of 2 • Blick Art Materials $7.24 12 $86.88
00369-1109 - Blick Liquid Watercolors - Set of 10 assorted colors, 8 oz bottles • Blick Art Materials $29.59 2 $59.18
00711-1039 - Blickrylic Student Acrylics - Mixing Color Set, Pack of 6 Colors, Pints • Blick Art Materials $24.60 2 $49.20
60951-1009 - Hygloss Ultimate Collage Pak • Blick Art Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
20771-1036 - Paper Mate Flair Guard Pen - Tropical Colors, Medium Tip, Set of 36 • Blick Art Materials $37.15 1 $37.15
11298-1002 - Shizen Handmade Paper by the Pound - Assorted Colors and Patterns, 8-1/2" x 11 • Blick Art Materials $10.77 3 $32.31
03160-1072 - Fabric Strips - Package of 72 • Blick Art Materials $10.39 3 $31.17
11308-1003 - Blick Colored Tissue Assortment - 20" x 30", Assortment of 20 Colors, 100 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $11.51 2 $23.02
11319-2021 - Pacon Card Stock - Black, 8-1/2" x 11", Pkg of 100 • Blick Art Materials $9.93 2 $19.86
61726-1020 - Hygloss Collage Trays - Pkg of 25, 9.5" x 12", Pulp • Blick Art Materials $18.39 1 $18.39
11320-1008 - Roylco Remnants Value Pack - 8 lb of paper • Blick Art Materials $18.39 1 $18.39
11425-1048 - Crayola Construction Paper Shapes - 48 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $4.93 3 $14.79
00711-1088 - Blickrylic Student Acrylics - Blockout White, Half Gallon • Blick Art Materials $12.84 1 $12.84
23822-1003 - UHU Tac Removable Adhesive Putty - 3 oz • Blick Art Materials $3.36 3 $10.08
11319-1021 - Pacon Card Stock - White, 8-1/2" x 11", Pkg of 100 • Blick Art Materials $9.93 1 $9.93
00711-5117 - Blickrylic Student Acrylics - Turquoise, Quart • Blick Art Materials $7.57 1 $7.57

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