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Mrs. Thompson from Baltimore MD is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Screen Printing for Change

My students need screen printing supplies: screens, screen printing ink, and squeegees in order to exhibit their art in the community using a "real world" application.

  • $891 goal

This project expired on September 4, 2015.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My art room is not a classroom at all. I would describe my art room as a studio, a workroom, a gallery, or (my favorite) an art laboratory. I teach a series of art courses starting with Fundamentals of Art and eventually moving into Advanced Drawing and Painting, Sculpture, and Design.

My students are very special.

Most of them have grown up in an urban environment and attended city schools. Many of them have had poor experiences in previous schools. Our school is an arts integrated, project-based charter high school. Any student in the city may apply for the lottery to gain acceptance to our charter school. There is no minimal GPA requirement nor any other stipulation. Our motto is "Known. Loved. Inspired." I truly feel we live up to this promise to students. They feel safe at our school and at home. For many of them, for the first time, they feel appreciated at school and cared for by their teachers. Due to the fact we are arts integrated and project based, many of our students dream of pursuing careers in the arts.

My Project

Recently our city experienced great trauma. Our school has been working hard to ensure students develop their own voice and stay connected to the community. In our art room students developed and printed t-shirts and posters used for rallies and protests. We used simple screen printing techniques students would be able to replicate in their own home. My goal for this donors choose project is to give students the ability to learn art techniques with real world applications, by creating their own screen printing production space to benefit the school and the community. I would love students to, not only be given a voice, but also a vehicle for their artwork.

I believe that by donating to this project my students will be given the opportunity to learn sophisticated techniques that have the potential to spark interests in careers and community involvement.

Mrs. Thompson
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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19 donors19 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Professional Grade Screen Printing Unit - 14" x 18", Unit with 10" Squeegee • Blick Art Materials $50.44 5 $252.20
T SHIRT ADULT LARGE WHITE • School Specialty $4.25 20 $85.00
Speedball Graphic Squeegee - 8" • Blick Art Materials $12.49 5 $62.45
Printer''s Edge Aluminum Screen Printing Frame - 23" x 31" x 1 1/2", Yellow, 305 mesh • Blick Art Materials $35.58 1 $35.58
Blick Water-Base Acrylic Textile Screen Printing Ink - Blue, Quart • Blick Art Materials $16.05 2 $32.10
Blick Water-Base Acrylic Textile Screen Printing Ink - White, Quart • Blick Art Materials $16.05 2 $32.10
Blick Water-Base Acrylic Textile Screen Printing Ink - Black, Quart • Blick Art Materials $16.05 2 $32.10
Blick Water-Base Acrylic Textile Screen Printing Ink - Red, Quart • Blick Art Materials $16.05 2 $32.10
Blick Water-Base Acrylic Textile Screen Printing Ink - Yellow, Quart • Blick Art Materials $16.05 2 $32.10
PMI QuickRip Blockout Tape - 2" x 60 yds • Blick Art Materials $9.05 3 $27.15
Speedball Graphic Squeegee - 12" • Blick Art Materials $17.84 1 $17.84
Blick Water-Base Acrylic Textile Screen Printing Ink - Fluorescent Magenta, Quart • Blick Art Materials $16.05 1 $16.05
Speedball Water-Soluble Poster Ink Extender Base - 8 oz • Blick Art Materials $5.77 2 $11.54
Standard Shipping • Blick Art Materials $0.00 1 $0.00

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