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Mrs. Ballard from Lake Toxaway NC is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sharp Art with Sharpies!

Help me give my students Sharpies, like the 72 Count Sharpie Permanent Markers Ultimate Collection, Fine and Ultra Fine.

  • $504 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Each student here brings a smile and their best each day. When they walk through my door, they are excited to be here! There is no wrong or right in my classroom, just experiences that are new.

Whether making art or tinkering in design class, my students are innovative, fundamentally creative, and ready to try new things.

Tradition runs deep here. My art students are from a rural, mountainous area. We are a small, community school of 280 that has taught the parents and grandparents of our students. Legacies mean people feel strongly about our school.

My Project

Middle school students loooove Sharpies. Shhh, I do too! The vividly colored markers will add depth and pops of colors to the students' work. They will use these markers in their mixed media visual journals and in art inspired by artists like Keith Haring.

What a way to make a colorful mark!

Quality tools make all the difference when creating art. The precision tips Sharpie offers can't compare to other permanent markers. My imaginative art students, who are developing their personal style and symbolism, deserve to use materials that enhance their creativity and allows them to experience media that professional artists use.

Mrs. Ballard
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sharpie Permanent Markers Ultimate Collection, Fine and Ultra Fine Points, Assorted Colors, 72 Count • Amazon Business $35.78 2 $71.56
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Ultra Fine Point, Black, 12 Count • Amazon Business $8.05 8 $64.40
Sharpie 1949558 Color Burst Permanent Markers, Ultra Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 24-Count • Amazon Business $12.99 4 $51.96
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Black, 12 Count • Amazon Business $5.88 8 $47.04
Sharpie Metallic Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Metallic, 6 Count • Amazon Business $7.65 6 $45.90
Sharpie Electro Pop Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 24 Count • Amazon Business $14.95 2 $29.90
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 24-Count • Amazon Business $13.55 2 $27.10
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Aaron Rodgers Special Edition, Assorted Colors, 24 Count • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98

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