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Mrs. Braud-Kern from Denver CO is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Small Artists With Big Hearts

My students need good quality materials like watercolors, acrylics, pastels, and tape to make beautiful art pieces!

  • $362 goal

This project expired on November 30, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a wonderful, supportive school in a low income neighborhood where 90% of the students receive free and reduced lunch.

The students are eager to learn, but unfortunately opportunities for learning about art in many different ways is limited.

The only art classes these children receive is in the school.

The school is a traditional school with 300 students grades Pre-K (3 and 4 year olds) to 5th grade who are primarily Latino and African American. Most of the students in the school are learning English a a second language.

My Project

Being able to make art with quality art materials is a must for all artist, even the tiniest ones. Since I am teaching students from ages 3 to 11, the kinds of art we make varies in many ways. Older students learn to paint with watercolors, acrylics and pastels, they use printing ink to make relief prints, they sculpt, use firing clay and learn to draw with perspective. Younger students work on building their fine motor skills by printing with their fingers, playing with play dough, painting with watercolors, beading, cutting and gluing and leaning to draw pictures of the things they see around them.

Luckily all students love art and enjoy getting creative with different kinds of unlikely materials.

They use recycled and found object and duct tape to make large and small sculptures that they design themselves. They learn about other cultures through making art from different countries by beading, weaving, pottery making and more. And although they don't know it, they are learning so much more than about how to make a pretty picture. They are learning about the world around them, how to persevere, work with others and problem solve. And, they get to have fun while doing it!

Mrs. Braud-Kern
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 300 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
00309-1029-Crayola Educational Watercolor Pans - Oval, Set of 8 Assorted colors, Pan • Blick Art Materials $3.41 11 $37.51
10135-1003-Strathmore 200 Series Watercolor Paper Student Pad - 9" x 12", Cold Press, 15 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $2.87 11 $31.57
21407-1001-Dahle Canister Pencil Sharpener - Single Hole • Blick Art Materials $3.16 6 $18.96
Standard Shipping • Blick Art Materials $9.95 1 $9.95
40303-2004-Speedball Water-Based Block Printing Ink - Black, 2.5 oz • Blick Art Materials $4.21 2 $8.42
40303-3004-Speedball Water-Based Block Printing Ink - Red, 2.5 oz • Blick Art Materials $4.21 2 $8.42
20300-1012-Dixon Ticonderoga Laddie No. 2 Pencil - Box of 12 • Blick Art Materials $4.08 2 $8.16
00309-3007-Crayola Educational Watercolor Pan Refill - Oval, Pkg of 6 red, pans • Blick Art Materials $2.49 3 $7.47
60950-0000-Pom Pon Assortment - Assorted Colors and Sizes, Classroom Pack of 300 • Blick Art Materials $7.00 1 $7.00
40303-5104-Speedball Water-Based Block Printing Ink - Green, 5 oz • Blick Art Materials $6.07 1 $6.07
40303-1104-Speedball Water-Based Block Printing Ink - Yellow, 5 oz • Blick Art Materials $6.07 1 $6.07
40303-3104-Speedball Water-Based Block Printing Ink - White, 5 oz • Blick Art Materials $6.07 1 $6.07
40303-5003-Speedball Water-Based Block Printing Ink - Blue, 1.25 oz • Blick Art Materials $2.70 2 $5.40
34139-5630-ShurTech Color Duck Tape - 1.88" x 20 yds, Purple • Blick Art Materials $5.02 1 $5.02
34139-5010-ShurTech Color Duck Tape - 1.88" x 20 yds, Light Blue • Blick Art Materials $5.02 1 $5.02
34139-2980-ShurTech Color Duck Tape - 1.88" x 20 yds, Red • Blick Art Materials $5.02 1 $5.02
34138-7770-ShurTech X-Factor Duck Tape - 1.88" x 15 yds, Island Lime • Blick Art Materials $5.02 1 $5.02
60939-0300-Economy Packed Wiggle Eyes - Black, Pkg of 144, 10 mm • Blick Art Materials $1.62 3 $4.86
60772-1050-Pony Beads - Pkg of 1000, Neon, Opaque • Blick Art Materials $4.79 1 $4.79
33296-6511-Sargent Art-Time Dough - 1 lb, Violet • Blick Art Materials $4.40 1 $4.40
33296-3011-Sargent Art-Time Dough - 1 lb, Red • Blick Art Materials $4.40 1 $4.40
33296-7231-Sargent Art-Time Dough - 1 lb, Lime Green • Blick Art Materials $4.40 1 $4.40
33296-3061-Sargent Art-Time Dough - 1 lb, Pink • Blick Art Materials $4.40 1 $4.40
33296-4861-Sargent Art-Time Dough - 1 lb, Blue • Blick Art Materials $4.40 1 $4.40
33296-4511-Sargent Art-Time Dough - 1 lb, Orange • Blick Art Materials $4.40 1 $4.40
60772-1020-Pony Beads - Pkg of 1000, Multicolor, Opaque • Blick Art Materials $4.39 1 $4.39
40303-6504-Speedball Water-Based Block Printing Ink - Violet, 2.5 oz • Blick Art Materials $4.21 1 $4.21
03327-1001-Plastic Storage Container Pack - 1/4 oz, Clear, Removable Lid, Pkg of 12 • Blick Art Materials $3.15 1 $3.15
65103-1009-Bendable Blunt Plastic Needle - Pkg of 12 • Blick Art Materials $0.56 3 $1.68
34178-1020-ShurTech Duck Washi Tape - Multi Dots, 3/4" x 20 ft • Blick Art Materials $1.62 1 $1.62
34178-1820-ShurTech Duck Washi Tape - Wild Leopard, 3/4" x 20 ft • Blick Art Materials $1.62 1 $1.62
34178-1520-ShurTech Duck Washi Tape - Red Hearts, 3/4" x 20 ft • Blick Art Materials $1.62 1 $1.62

Materials cost

$235.49

Vendor shipping charges

$23.55

State sales tax

$15.07

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.53

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$307.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$54.29

Total project goal

$361.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$361.93

3 Donors

-$361.93

Donations toward project cost

-$307.64

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.29

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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