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Ms. Dinsdale from San Jose CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Students Would Love to Try Watercolor Painting!

Help me give my students a lesson with color with actual watercolor paper and good quality watercolor paints.

  • $255 goal

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My Students

I teacher Art 1 in San Jose, California. My students are just starting out their career of being artists. Many of them have never taken an art class and are still deciding if its for them. Due to lack of funding and supplies, since I am a new teacher, we are limited to what we can learn.

My students come into class ready to start drawing and learning.

Even with our small class and many students they always have a smile on their face and help each other out.

My Project

My students need watercolor paper, watercolor paint, and watercolor paint brushes.

Good Morning!

Every day and every hour I greet my students as they come into my classroom with a big smile and a Good Morning. I like them to be happy and up for our artistic adventure of the day. They are ready to create their masterpiece.

Many of my students can not afford pencils let alone any art supplies such as paint. My students are a very creative diverse group who have not had an easy upbringing. Art helps them open up, use self-expression, and learn about artists, techniques, and materials.

I have been teaching many types of drawing and shading techniques to my students. They are beginning to understand and master these skills. I would love to teach them watercolor painting techniques and then have them create a landscape, waterscape, or pictures of fruits and flowers.

My students have not had the opportunity to learn how to watercolor paint.

We have only been able to talk about watercolor artists because the supplies are too expensive for our small budget. I appreciate any donations so that we can learn the watercolor techniques and apply them creatively to a final painting.

Ms. Dinsdale
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
00345-1144 - Reeves Student Watercolors - Set of 144, 10 ml tubes • Blick Art Materials $67.75 1 $67.75
09606-1069 - Bee Paper Aquabee Watercolor Paper - 6" x 9", 140 lb, 50 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $18.77 3 $56.31
06280-1139 - Blick Essentials Value Brush Set - Round Brushes, White Nylon, Set of 12 • Blick Art Materials $8.62 3 $25.86
06280-1309 - Blick Essentials Value Brush Set - Craft Brushes, Set of 25 • Blick Art Materials $6.28 3 $18.84

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