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  • $1,076 goal

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Mrs. Brecht
Grades 6-8
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

The Lasting Impression of Art-A Gift to the School

My students need materials such as brushes, frame paper and paint to be able to express themselves through watercolor while discovering they can create beautiful works of art.

My Students

My students have not been introduced to "real" art supplies and experienced the difference they can make in the quality of their art work. The only budget for art supplies comes from a general budget which is quickly exhausted with basic requirements in math, reading, and writing.

My students are sixth graders in an elementary school with no school specialists.

Some parents involve their children in sports and music as extracurricular activities, but extremely rarely are they ever taught skills in expressing themselves as artists. I think art is a non-aggressive way to express emotion and discover self. Regular drawing paper, crayons, and tempera paint is typically all they are exposed to in our district. I would like them to see the difference quality art supplies can make. I believe it will fill an emotional need as well as build self confidence and self discovery.

My Project

We will begin with techniques of watercolor painting and build to a final painting on quality watercolor paper. I will then select several works to be framed and displayed in the school permanently. In order to do this I will need watercolor brushes, paint, and watercolor paper. I also need 8 frames to display student artwork permanently in our school and foam board to use as display boards. Students will see they can use art as a means of expression. Their self esteems' will improve and they become impressed with their abilities.

As our lives become more impacted with technology and the pressures of the age of information, I would like students to maintain balance with creative, positive, self expression through watercolor painting.

It is a simple medium that results in a quality project. They are sure to see themselves as artists.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BRUSH WATERCOLOR SHORT HANDLE SET OF 72 - SCHOOL SMART • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $37.04 2 $74.08
FOAM BOARD 16X20 CASE OF 25 • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $43.69 2 $87.38
PAPER WATERCOLOR ECON 140LB 24X36 PK 50 • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $78.84 1 $78.84
PUNJAB WATERCOLOR PAPER 9X12'' 200 GSM PACK OF 25 • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $22.79 5 $113.95
PAINT WATERCOLOR REEVES 12ML CLASSROOM PACK • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $58.42 1 $58.42
PAINT WATERCOLOR REEVES 12ML CLASSROOM PACK • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $58.42 1 $58.42
PASTELS CRAYOLA OIL LARGE SIZE SET OF 28 • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $3.79 30 $113.70
Edupress - Fancy Frames Bb Set Accent • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $4.49 1 $4.49
Roylco® Masterpiece Frame Paper - Pkg. of 60 • Nasco $8.15 1 $8.15
Front-Loading SNAP Poster/Print Frame - 18" x 24" • Nasco $24.44 8 $195.52

Materials cost

$792.95

Vendor shipping charges

$79.34

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.89

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$914.18

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$161.33

Total project goal

$1,075.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,075.51

1 Donor

-$1,075.51

Donations toward project cost

-$914.18

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$161.33

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 125 students.

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