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Ms. Cosimano from Brooklyn NY is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Printmaking Press for Students with Autism

My students need a Blick Baby Press Package and a Pusher Blanket for printmaking.

  • $636 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach art at a small elementary school in New York for students with severe disabilities. The students in my school are between four and eleven years old. There are thirteen 6:1:1 classes (6 students, one teacher, and one paraprofessional) and one 12:1:1 class (12 students, one teacher, and one paraprofessional).

Most of the students in my school have Autism Spectrum Disorder, but that doesn't stop them from being amazing and unique artists.

My students really love creating art, exploring new art making materials and showing their work off when it is finished. They thrive in an environment that is well organized and structured.

My Project

Over the past couple of months my students have really gotten into the process of printmaking. We have experimented with marker transfers and foam printing plates. We are in the process of exploring collagraphs which is a printing process that uses collage to create a printing plate and then printing an image from that plate. The printmaking process has been really empowering for my students because they are able to do much of the printing process on their own, however many of my students have found pulling prints from a collagraph plate to be too difficult.

Having a printing press would allow my students to be able to get clean, embossed prints from their collagraph plates.

Collagraph plates require placing a lot of force onto the plate when making a print, but having a press would allow the students to feed their print through a machine which would apply even pressure for them. It would also allow us to explore block printing in the future.

Ms. Cosimano
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 90 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
40019-1009-Blick Baby Press Package • Blick Art Materials $413.95 1 $413.95
43030-1020-Blick Baby Press Pusher Blanket • Blick Art Materials $33.72 1 $33.72
Standard Shipping • Blick Art Materials $9.95 1 $9.95

Materials cost

$457.62

Vendor shipping charges

$45.76

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.86

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$540.24

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$95.34

Total project goal

$635.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$635.58

8 Donors

-$627.64

Donations toward project cost

-$540.24

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$87.40

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.94

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$0.00

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