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Mr. Velez from Bronx NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Stone Carving in the South Bronx!

Help me give my students stone sculpture tools and stone for carving masterpieces!

  • $582 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My scholars are extremely bright, inquisitive, and developing young adults from the Bronx, New York. Here in the South Bronx there aren't many art supply stores or art galleries as there are in Manhattan or other boroughs, but there sure is a lot of artistic talent!

At our school we have painters, illustrators, sculptors, fashion designers, singers, actors, and instrumentalists all eager to develop their crafts.

It is during fine arts electives where they discover what they are good at, what they love to do, what they want to explore and express.

My Project

Recently a few of my scholars saw me carving and filing down a piece of alabaster that I was using for my next sculpture project. They were so intrigued by the process that they asked to try. Now I have 2 scholars working on some small pieces I broke off of a larger stone to give them practice. They love it!

There is something very soothing and satisfying about carving and filing down a stone into a work of art.

Now that I see that the stone has captured the interest of several scholars, I am hoping that there will be more to follow.

My goal is to introduce them to the work of Michelangelo, Donatello, the Tainos, Aztecs, Maya, and many other stone sculptors throughout art history. I will then let them loose onto the stone and see what masterpieces they release from it.

Please help me introduce to my scholars one of my greatest passions in art; stone sculpture!

Mr. Velez
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
33007-1008 - Sculpture House Miniature Stone Tools • Blick Art Materials $127.99 2 $255.98
33602-1002 - Sculpture House Sea Mist Soapstone Class Pack - 5 Pieces, 4" x 3" x 1-1/2" • Blick Art Materials $33.59 6 $201.54

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