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Ms. Cohen from Camarillo CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Project Art

My students need paper, charcoal, conte, and paint to explore the process of drawing with and without color.

  • $585 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Diverse and seeking purpose are the first words that come to mind as I describe our students. Students arrive from near and far in order to attend our Charter High School. Almost half of our students receive free school lunches, many speak Spanish, some students have parents from the Philippines, others arrive from the San Bernardino valley, and many students simply do not fit-in at large public schools.

We are a small school, but our students take pride in what we do.

Students build sheds, gardens, paint murals, install office doors, maintain school property like the picnic tables and the recycling program. Our students are motivated when given the proper tools.

The tools we need now, is for our new art program. I am a new teacher and art is a brand new class here which I have created and written curriculum for. It is called Drawing and Composition which begins with graphite, moves on to charcoal then conte’, and finally paint. With these tools, I will give my students an opportunity to explore new mediums and to improve their handwriting as professional artists.

My Project

Students will create quality artwork by learning and using the techniques of various mediums. Students will demonstrate an understanding of processes and techniques used in drawing and painting, illustrate basic skill building, and ultimately create artwork that effectively shows individual creativity and problem-solving abilities. This course uses concise language which gives a global view in the modern or contemporary world and includes a balance of skills and content.

Drawing with graphite: Students learn and practice line contour and practice seeing versus knowing, restating versus erasing.

Students learn and practice schemata for shape consciousness, examine negative space, and learn perspective by sighting angles and using eye level and vanishing points.

Drawing with charcoal: Students learn charcoal as the artist’s handwriting by freeing, not controlling the hand. Students practice value, shading, and erasing as a form of drawing. Students will explore the handwriting of masters in the rise of modernism.

Drawing with conté: The illusion of depth by practicing tone and value. Students practice the illusion of texture and gesture. Students will learn about the masters of the Renaissance as well as the historical, philosophical and cultural context.

Drawing with many colors: Students will explore pattern and design, shapes, framing, cropping, drawing and imagination. Students will explore the historical and cultural context and understanding, while answering the question, what role does imagery play on my life?

These tools will allow students to gain confidence in their artwork through improvement in technique. Their artwork will be displayed, peer reviewed, and sold in school fundraisers. These art tools will give students motivation, goals, and exposure to new mediums as well as historical, cultural, and philosophical understanding of the world we live in.

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

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This project will reach 32 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
00011-0089-Blick Premium Grade Tempera - 6-Color Pump Kit, Half Gallons • Blick Art Materials $86.87 1 $86.87
20072-5000-Coates Premium Artists Willow Charcoal - Assorted, Box of 30 • Blick Art Materials $7.79 6 $46.74
05838-0069-Blick Academic Synthetic Golden Taklon Brush Set - Set of 6 • Blick Art Materials $22.15 2 $44.30
20201-2051-Conte Crayons - Black, HB, Pkg of 12 • Blick Art Materials $18.47 2 $36.94
20201-1010-Conte Crayons - White, B, Pkg of 12 • Blick Art Materials $18.47 2 $36.94
00325-2129-Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolor Tube Set - Assorted Colors, Set of 12 • Blick Art Materials $32.49 1 $32.49
07015-1000-Blick Economy Canvas Panels - 5" x 7", Class Pack of 24 • Blick Art Materials $7.87 4 $31.48
20201-8611-Conte Crayons - Sanguine XVIII Century, Box of 12 • Blick Art Materials $18.47 1 $18.47
10383-1005-Strathmore 200 Series Drawing Paper Pad - 11" x 14", 40 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $3.86 4 $15.44
05979-1006-Blick Academic Bristle Brush - Filbert, Size 6 • Blick Art Materials $5.44 2 $10.88
10383-1003-Strathmore 200 Series Drawing Paper Pad - 9" x 12", 40 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $2.54 4 $10.16
05979-1004-Blick Academic Bristle Brush - Filbert, Size 4 • Blick Art Materials $5.05 2 $10.10
21460-1001-Blick Pencil Sharpener • Blick Art Materials $3.13 2 $6.26

Materials cost

$387.07

Vendor shipping charges

$38.71

State sales tax

$35.42

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$497.01

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$87.71

Total project goal

$584.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$584.72

1 Donor

-$584.72

Donations toward project cost

-$497.01

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$87.71

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$0.00

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