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Ms. McCormick from Marked Tree AR is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Student Artists Need Painting Odds and Ends

My students need painting supplies including paper and watercolor paint with which to create beautiful, original works of art.

  • $397 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students and I have reached a point in the school year where we are pushing the limits of our creative thinking skills to the brink, brainstorming alternatives for basics supplies they need to work. Unfortunately, there is no replacing certain supplies-- and that's where you come in!

Everyday, my students face challenges that I only ever read about in high school.

Incredibly, however, I often find myself forgetting about the poverty with which they and their families struggle because of the joy and the enthusiasm they bring to their work in my class. Although they are generally unable to bring any material resources into my room, they come each day with bottomless creativity and passion. As long as they continue to approach art with excitement and joy, they deserve to have access to the same kinds of physical materials as individuals born into different socioeconomic circumstances (such as myself).

My Project

It's a terrible feeling in the world to have to tell a student, "no" and reject a wonderful idea because of material restrictions. Unfortunately, though my students are all so eager to express themselves, I have a finite budget (restricted even from last year) and can only provide them with so much in terms of resources. This year, the area where an issue of supply-vs-demand is most pressing is with painting materials. Materials which have been almost completed depleted include watercolor paints and the quality paper with which to use them. Renewed access to watercolor paints and materials would enhance my students' experiences in my classroom more than I can possibly say.

Although the materials I've requested might seem basic, their impact in my classroom and on my students as artists will be nothing short of extraordinary.

A donation to this project will not only allow me to keep the momentum in my classroom alive, but it will enable me to push my students to take the lessons of my instruction and, without material restrictions, pursue their own interests and artistic vision.

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Ms. McCormick
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Blick Bristol Pad - 11" x 14", Smooth, 15 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $3.93 22 $86.46
Blick Bristol Pad - 14" x 17", Smooth, 15 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $6.11 10 $61.10
Reeves Gouache - Set of 24 tubes, 10 ml tube • Blick Art Materials $11.65 3 $34.95
Blick Essentials Watercolor Pad - , 18" x 24", 90 lb, Spiral-bound, 15 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $10.19 3 $30.57
Blick Artists'' Watercolor - Chinese White, 14 ml tube • Blick Art Materials $7.16 4 $28.64
Blick Artists'' Watercolor - Ivory Black, 14 ml tube • Blick Art Materials $7.16 4 $28.64
Blick Essentials Watercolor Pad - , 9" x 12", Spiral-bound, 15 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $3.13 3 $9.39
Standard Shipping • Blick Art Materials $0.00 1 $0.00

Materials cost

$279.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$23.08

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.20

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$337.03

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.48

Total project goal

$396.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$396.51

9 Donors

-$192.95

Donations toward project cost

-$168.51

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.44

match offer

-$198.26

Match offer toward project cost

-$168.52

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.74

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.30

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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