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Ms. Edwards from Manassas VA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Art and Inspiration of Calligraphy

My students need calligraphy pens, inks (black and color) as well as a cleaner to keep the pens from clogging.

  • $582 goal

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My Students

My students are year 2 art students in a public high school that is composed of general and special education students. They range in age from 15 to 18 and take art as an elective for graduation.

What I love about my year 2's is that I have taught almost all of them from the previous year in Art 1; this makes my classroom even more dynamic as we already have an established relationship; they trust and like me and feel free to experiment and discover their voice as an artist.

My Project

In the words of Jake Weidmann, a master penman, "By doing the different tactile movements of forming the individual letters and linking those letters from one to the other and then putting those words into the context of a sentence, you are actually ingraining that information into your brain."

I would like a class set of calligraphy pens and ink for my Art 2 students (approximately 62) for creating art in their sketchbooks on a daily basis.

They will be sketching, taking notes on historical time periods and incorporating ink into mixed media within their sketchbooks as well as their formal projects.

I have noticed when students are working with pen and ink they are more mindful of space and composition and less mindful of being perfect. Students seem to surrender to the pen and let the ink work its magic. It's really a beautiful thing!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Higgins Black India Pigmented Drawing Ink, 32 Ounce Bottle (44204) • Amazon Business $35.05 7 $245.35
Dr. Ph. Martin's 800851-XXX Bombay India Ink Bottles, 0.5 oz, Set of 12 (Set 1) • Amazon Business $30.49 4 $121.96
Calligraphy Dip Pen & NIB Set (10 Straight NIB Holders & 10 Nibs), 20-Piece Set • Amazon Business $12.75 5 $63.75
Dr. Ph. Martin's Bombay Pen Cleaner, 2.0 oz • Amazon Business $5.29 5 $26.45

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