My students need materials to create an outdoor classroom. The rain barrel will help with our issue of having no outdoor spigot near the site at the school.
I teach art at a public high school in a midwest university town. At my school I teach all of the Art 1 and Digital Art classes as well as some Art 2 classes. This amounts to approximately 250 students per school year.
Our school has 1100 students with 61% coming from low income households; the student body is very diverse with more than 30 primary languages.
I love when students love to be in the art room. I try to encourage everyone to create regardless of their skill level or artistic (or lack there of) self identification.
This proposal asks for funds to create an outdoor classroom planned and created by students. This classroom will be built after a curricular unit on landscape architecture. While the plants and some of the materials will be paid for from an external grant, our students still need gloves, hats for sun protection, pruners, and some materials to build the patio itself. The hose, nozzle, and water collection barrel will be used for watering. The outdoor space will include a patio used to teach raku clay firing, seating for observational drawing and plain air landscape painting. The space can also be used as a studio to photograph artwork when cloudy conditions avail themselves. The classroom will be a patio surrounded by herbs and native plants. We intend to register our space as a “Monarch Waystation." While the inaugural project will be implemented by our 55 Art 2 students, this outdoor classroom will be utilized by every student who enrolls in an art class in future semesters. At a clip of approximately 200 hundred students a year this project will touch the lives of 1000 people within the first 5 years.
The goal is to create a space that could last at least 50 years.
If funded, this project will touch the lives of thousands of students.
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