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Mrs. Dono from Austin TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Story Art...from Words to Artworks!

Help me give my students rich art experiences by having literature as a guide to creating amazing artworks with fun materials!

  • $562 goal

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My Students

My position as a travel Art teacher requires that I travel to 3 elementary schools on a 3 day rotation. The assigned schools are all located on the east side of our town. Our students come from low socio-economic families and many are immigrants not only new to our city but to our country.

I am always greeted with smiles, hugs and questions about what we will be creating in art that day.

They are amazing in the way they interpret the world around them! They bring a perspective to their work that is uplifting by truly integrating a part of themselves and their life experiences.

By sharing their life experiences, you just can't help but want to give them all that you have in time and resources!

My Project

My students come from homes where their funds are used for basic life items. Books are a luxury.

I want to share with my students a print rich art room to not only learn about how artists create, but to give them the opportunity to hear, follow along and then read a book, on their own, about artists or how to create art books.

To be able to provide books as a way to spark art ideas, I can easily travel with these books to each campus to start artworks or rotate this book library and supplies to each campus throughout the year in my 'art stations' areas.

Books are so vital to learning. This art book set and supplies can be the impetus to a really great time in art with 'words' as our guide!

Mrs. Dono
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 200 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hygloss Primary Color Tissue Assortment - Pkg. of 144 - 20 in. x 30 in. • Nasco $30.00 2 $60.00
Talens Opaque Watercolors - Set of 12 • Nasco $21.90 2 $43.80
Gouache - Set of 12 - 40 ml 1.35 oz. Jars • Nasco $16.15 2 $32.30
Mod Podge - Gloss - Gallon • Nasco $29.40 1 $29.40
Leonardo da Vinci: Meet the Artist! (Ages 8 and up, Interactive pop-up book with flaps, cutouts and pull tabs) • Amazon Business $21.41 1 $21.41
Art • Amazon Business $15.41 1 $15.41
Lines That Wiggle • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity! • Amazon Business $14.83 1 $14.83
Nasco Camel Hair Brush - Size 1 • Nasco $7.25 2 $14.50
The Great Wave: A Children's Book Inspired by Hokusai (Children's Books Inspired by Famous Artworks) • Amazon Business $14.27 1 $14.27
Through Georgia's Eyes • Amazon Business $14.17 1 $14.17
Scribble Stones • Amazon Business $14.07 1 $14.07
Be a Maker • Amazon Business $13.75 1 $13.75
A Sketchy Story • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Magical Tree: A Children's Book Inspired by Gustav Klimt (Children's Books Inspired by Famous Artworks) • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
Vincent's Colors • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
Never Let A Dinosaur Scribble! • Amazon Business $10.93 1 $10.93
When Pigasso Met Mootisse • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Beautiful Oops! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Swatch: The Girl Who Loved Color • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Henri Matisse: Drawing with Scissors (Smart About Art) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Little Blue and Little Yellow • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
Pablo Picasso: Breaking All the Rules (Smart About Art) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Brites Heavyweight Construction Pad - 96 Sheets • Nasco $5.20 1 $5.20
Frida Kahlo: The Artist who Painted Herself (Smart About Art) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Mouse Paint • Amazon Business $3.39 1 $3.39

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