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Ms. Joe from Chicago IL is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Seize the Clay: Air Dry Clay for Young Artists!

Help me give my students air dry clay, pottery ribs, and rolling pins.

  • $394 goal

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My Students

My students are preschool through 8th grade students living in a diverse urban neighborhood who attend a large public school receiving Title 1 funds. Many of my students are English Language Learners and/ or diverse learners. For many of my students this is their first opportunity to experience art.

For many, my classroom is an entry point into the visual arts.

This is their first opportunity to work with a variety of art materials (for example air dry clay, liquid watercolor paint, scratchboard). I strive to give them as many different kinds of experiences as possible to help them develop their creativity, art skills, and their own unique artistic voice. My art students LOVE to explore new art materials.

My Project

Help my young art students develop their creativity and their own artistic voice by exploring clay. Working with clay supports students’ emotional wellbeing. Clay is a very meditative and therapeutic material to work with which can be very calming for students who have experienced upheaval and uncertainty during the past year.

Working with clay supports students’ fine motor skill development, and gives students a chance to create 3D artwork.

It is so exciting to take something home that you have created to display or use. Many of my students like to tell me they still have and display work they created in art class several years ago! Having air dry clay and pottery tools will have a lasting impact on my students' art class experience this year.

Ms. Joe
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 200 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CLAY CRAYOLA AIR DRY VALUE PACK 25# WHITE • School Specialty $38.99 5 $194.95
Soft Rib for Pottery & Pottery Clay Pack of 2, Very Soft Pottery Tools, Red Shaping Tool for Pottery, Smooths & Shapes While Removing Finger Marks, Ceramic Clay Tools for Sculpting • Amazon Business $13.89 4 $55.56
Wooden Mini Rolling Pin, 5 Inches Long, Pack of 6, Great for Children in The Kitchen, Play-doh, Crafting and Imaginative Play, by Woodpeckers • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97

Materials cost

$280.48

Vendor shipping charges

$19.50

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.21

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$334.19

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.97

Total project goal

$393.16

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$393.16

2 Donors

-$374.69

Donations toward project cost

-$334.19

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$18.47

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$0.00

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