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Mrs. Aviña from Hercules CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Promoting Diversity and Inclusion through Art

Help me give my students art supplies so my students can create projects to help celebrate and recognize the beauty of diversity.

  • 6 donors
  • $411 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Caring. Brave. Inquisitive. Smart. These are words one can use to describe my fifth grade class. They are a group of students from vastly different backgrounds and experiences from a diverse city in California.

My students are amazing individuals that come together to form an equally amazing classroom community.

They continue to learn and grow during this very different school year.

My Project

Each Wednesday, I dedicate our afternoon Zoom and class time to teach art and celebrate diversity. This time helps my classroom come alive and strengthens the social-emotional well-being of my students. Students talk, compliment one another's pieces and have fun while learning.

Art celebrates different perspectives and celebrates the uniqueness of artists and their subjects; having supplies that honor and celebrate the many diverse cultures of my students will enhance our art lessons.

Recently, while drawing flower sellers in the style of Diego Rivera, students mixed colors to get the "right" shade for skin tone. It was at this point I knew I needed to help fill this void with a project.

One of the first projects will be self portraits. Construction paper, markers, paint, colored pencils and pastels in mahogany, tan, ivory, and toffee shades give students the opportunity to represent themselves in the many beautiful colors that make each one of us unique. The watercolor paper will help add different textures and will allow them to mix mediums. The Teachers Pay Teachers gift card will allow me to find lessons that will help me include art and diversity discussions in other areas of our curriculum.

Mrs. Aviña
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
$100 Gift Card for Educational Resources on Teachers Pay Teachers • Teachers Pay Teachers $100.00 1 $100.00
Crayola Colors of The World Markers 24 Count, Skin Tone Markers, 24 • Amazon Business $5.97 6 $35.82
Crayola Colored Pencils Bulk Set, Colors of The World, 6 Sets of 24 New Pencil Colors • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
20012-1129 - Sakura Cray-Pas Expressionist Oil Pastel Sets - Multicultural Colors, Set of 12 • Blick Art Materials $6.03 4 $24.12
00018-1069 - Blick Student Grade Tempera - 8-Color Multicultural Pack, Pints • Blick Art Materials $22.46 1 $22.46
20024-2419 - Alphacolor Soft Pastel Set - Portrait Colors, Set of 24 • Blick Art Materials $10.79 2 $21.58
Hulameda Paint Tray Palettes, Plastic Paint Pallets for Kids or Students to Paints on School Project or Art Class-12pcs • Amazon Business $6.99 3 $20.97
UCreate Watercolor Paper, White, Package, 90lb., 12" x 18", 50 Sheets • Amazon Business $14.11 1 $14.11
Bellofy 50 Sheet A5 Set of 2 Watercolor Paper Pad - 130 IB/190 GSM Weight - 5.8x8.3 inch - Cold Press Paper - Water Painting Art Notebook Pad - Watercolor Sketchbook - Watercolor Journal • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
11416-1006 - Pacon Multicultural Construction Paper - 12" x 18", 50 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $4.86 2 $9.72
11416-1023 - Pacon Multicultural Construction Paper - 9" x 12", 50 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $2.51 2 $5.02

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