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Ms. Vanessa Kaplan from Baltimore MD is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Shading and Coloring for Observational Science Drawings

My students need these supplies to practice their observational drawing. To help integrate the lesson, I will be pairing with the students' science teachers.

  • $222 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is a large community-oriented home for a diverse group with a large immigration population. With our diverse population, my school prides themselves on being a strong PBIS center to help encourage the best learning environment.

My students brainstorm with their classmates as a way to understand how they could connect to and try different art.

The students become more engaged with the artist, art period and art style.

Students become excited to learn about the different artists and become artists themselves.

My Project

These materials are for my middle school students. They will be practicing blending and shading with both the compressed charcoal and woodless color pencils. Students will take their understanding of the value scale to create an observational drawing in three styles.

By pairing with the middle school science teachers, the subject of their observational drawing will be connected to their other classes.

The students will create the same scientific drawing three times. One in pencil, another in charcoal and a last in color.

The goal is to give students a better understanding of the scientific method and how the visual arts can enhance their learning.

Ms. Vanessa Kaplan
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Generals Peel Sketch Paper Wrapped Charcoal Pencils - Classroom Pack of 72 • Nasco $76.50 1 $76.50
22027-0129-Koh-I-Noor Woodless Colored Pencil Set - Assorted Colors, Set of 12 • Blick Art Materials $6.39 10 $63.90

Materials cost

$140.40

Vendor shipping charges

$7.65

State sales tax

$8.42

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.11

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$188.58

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.28

Total project goal

$221.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$221.86

2 Donors

-$108.81

Donations toward project cost

-$95.66

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.15

match offer

-$109.32

Match offer toward project cost

-$92.92

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.40

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.73

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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