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Ms. Esfandiari from Morningside MD is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Providing Kids With Color Through Art

My students need a sufficient amount of essential art supplies such as a classroom pack of crayons, oil pastels, and glue sticks, 36 black sharpie markers, and 60 pencils.

  • $950 goal

This project expired on March 13, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

A call for Color! Shouldn't children's artwork be as bright as it appears in their imagination? Be the one to bring color into their art by providing essential art supplies!

Our K-8 school is one of two public schools in the entire county that allow elementary students the opportunity to attend art class weekly throughout the school year.

It is a school full of creative children and is a place where the Arts are truly embraced. Students from all over the county attend the school- elementary age students are selected through Magnet Lottery and middle school students must audition for acceptance. 65% of the students are eligible for either free or reduced lunch. The school is only in its third year running and art resources are extremely limited.

My Project

Access to basic art supplies- including crayons, glue sticks, erasers, oil pastels, sequins, black sharpies, etc.- will allow my students to tangibly apply the color that is deeply rooted in the imagination of their minds. I know that in a child's hand these art materials will become instruments of exploration and expression- it is through the creation process that students are exposed to the highest orders of thinking. My students will have the opportunity to produce an array of 2D and 3D works of art with these materials.

Art is a subject that visually stimulates the mind to question, ponder, analyze and understand the world.

With these materials my students will create art that is rich in color and creativity- functioning as an expressive outlet that will enhance their entire educational experience and help them to gain a deeper appreciation for art. Every student deserves the chance to convey meaning through their art!

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

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This project will reach 300 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
SPONGE LARGE 7 X 4 -1/8 X 1-3/8- EACH - SCHOOL SMART • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $2.37 7 $16.59
SPONGE CLASSROOM PAINT KIT SET OF 65 • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $18.61 1 $18.61
ERASER PINK CARNATION MEDIUM PACK OF 12 • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $6.93 2 $13.86
MARKER BLACK FINE SHARPIE SET OF 12 • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $7.59 3 $22.77
#2 PENCIL MIRADO PACK OF 12 • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $2.08 5 $10.40
PASTELS PORTFOLIO OIL STD SIZE 300CT CLASSPACK • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $93.09 1 $93.09
PASTELS OIL SARGENT REG 432 CT • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $35.86 1 $35.86
SCULPTAMOLD 50 LB • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $58.19 1 $58.19
STAINED GLASS MEGA MOSAIC TILE ASSORTMENT 8 LB • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $36.09 1 $36.09
MOSAIC TILE STAINED GLASS ASSORTMENT BAG OF 4 LBS • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $28.18 1 $28.18
GROUT MOSAIC TILE WHITE 128 OZ • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $36.66 1 $36.66
TILE SCORER/ BREAKER • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $8.38 10 $83.80
GLUE STICK CLASSROOM PACK .28 OZ • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $5.22 2 $10.44
GLUE STICK WHITE .28OZ PK30 - SCHOOL SMART • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $8.45 1 $8.45
GLUE STICK 1.27OZ WHT PK12 - SCHOOL SMART • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $11.99 2 $23.98
BEADS 3 LB BUCKET ASSORTED - SCHOOL SMART • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $8.90 1 $8.90
YARN NATURAL COTTON WARP 4 PLY 800 YD • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $8.26 1 $8.26
YARN TRAIT-TEX JUMBO YARN PACK • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $4.75 1 $4.75
PAPER ORIGAMI METALLIC ASSORTED-4 COLORS 3'' SQ- 200-PK • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $5.50 1 $5.50
MEDIUM ACRYLIC TRUE FLOW GALLON GLOSS • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $44.48 1 $44.48
PAPER 8.5X11 FIREBALL FUCHSIA 24# ASTROBRIGHT - PACK OF 500 • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $12.34 1 $12.34
CRAYONS CRAYOLA 16 COLOR CLASS PACK OF 800 • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $51.73 1 $51.73
SPONGES MIRACLE 3X4 PACK OF 12 • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $9.43 1 $9.43
SEQUINS MULTICOLOR ASSORTMENT 11 OZ • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $7.31 2 $14.62

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