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Mrs. Murray from Show Low AZ is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Think It, Form It, Paint It! Bring Clay Figures to Life!

My students need a craft oven and polymer clay to start learning the hands-on art of creating fun charms and figurines!

  • $494 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach art to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students in a rural northeastern Arizona junior high school. My classes are made up of children with a wide range of art exposure, ability, and interests. My goal is to help students express themselves through art by exposing them to a new forms of artistic creation.

In my class, students experience a safe place to share their thoughts, feelings, and interests through artistic expression.

Students in my school want their voices to be heard. They are in a phase of their young lives where it is difficult to talk about the opinions, beliefs, and struggles they are experiencing. Students in my class learn to express themselves visually using many different forms of art and, in doing so, often learn that they are not alone.

I love seeing the sense of pride and accomplishment that a student experiences when they are able to create art that speaks to their classmates!

My Project

Students love to use their imagination and creativity. They have plenty of opportunities to sketch, color, and paint, but they have few chances to create 3-dimensional art. Our school does not have funding for a kiln, so ceramics is not an option. A simple craft oven and polymer clay would give students an affordable alternative to ceramics. With these materials, students will be able to create fun 3D figures and creatures. Their options will be endless!

Students love to try new kinds of art and thrive when they have the freedom of choice in what they will create, and this project will give them both of these things!

The products I have requested for this project would make a positive impact on our current art program and add to the experiences of our students.

Mrs. Murray
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 350 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
33920-1012-Premo! Sculpey Classics - Set of 12, 1 oz • Blick Art Materials $11.06 25 $276.50
33900-1001-Amaco Polymer Clay & Craft Oven • Blick Art Materials $51.63 1 $51.63

Materials cost

$328.13

Vendor shipping charges

$32.81

State sales tax

$23.46

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.92

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$419.32

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.00

Total project goal

$493.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$493.32

6 Donors

-$293.32

Donations toward project cost

-$249.32

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.00

match offer

-$200.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$170.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.00

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$0.00

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