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Ms. Nelson from Los Angeles CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Watercolor the Right Way!

My students need media and supplies to create beautiful watercolor paintings. Watercolor paper is vital for my students to create successful watercolor paintings! Liquid watercolor paint dries without a sticky surface unlike our current paint.

  • $597 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students attend a Title I middle school in Los Angeles, California. and many of the students live in the school's diverse community. Our school has not had a visual art teacher in many years, and as a result, the students have not had access to visual art education.

Middle school is an important transitional time in student's physical and emotional development, and visual art classes will provide students with a creative outlet and develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

My Project

Watercolor is a difficult art medium to master. Once the paint is on the paper, it's there for good. Painting with any medium on drawing paper creates a buckled and curling artwork. Using watercolor paint on drawing paper is incredibly frustrating because it compounds the difficulty.

Watercolor paper, liquid watercolor paint and good paintbrushes will give my students the best chance to feel successful creating watercolor artworks.

Using the correct supplies give students the confidence to try something they know they may struggle with, or the possibility they will feel like they have failed.

Art comes from the heart! I want my students to have the opportunity to successfully communicate their ideas using the medium watercolor.

Ms. Nelson
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
10081-1023-Canson Watercolor Papers - 9" x 12", 500 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $75.43 2 $150.86
06074-1072-Royal Langnickel Scholastic Choice Class Pack - Golden Taklon Combo, Set of 72 • Blick Art Materials $84.61 1 $84.61
01759-3035-SRGNT WSHBL WC MAGIC MAGENTA 8 OZ. • Blick Art Materials $4.20 2 $8.40
01759-3065-SRGNT WSHBL WC MAGIC PINK 8 OZ. • Blick Art Materials $4.20 2 $8.40
01759-3765-SRGNT WSHBL WC MAGIC RED-VIOLET 8 OZ. • Blick Art Materials $4.20 2 $8.40
01759-2035-SRGNT WSHBL WC MAGIC BLACK 8 OZ. • Blick Art Materials $4.20 2 $8.40
01759-3025-SRGNT WSHBL WC MAGIC RED 8 OZ. • Blick Art Materials $4.20 2 $8.40
01759-4025-SRGNT WSHBL WC MAGIC YELLOW 8 OZ • Blick Art Materials $4.20 2 $8.40
01759-5025-SRGNT WSHBL WC MAGIC BLUE 8 OZ. • Blick Art Materials $4.20 2 $8.40
01759-5115-SRGNT WSHBL WC MAGIC TURQUOISE 8 OZ. • Blick Art Materials $4.20 2 $8.40
01759-6515-SRGNT WSHBL WC MAGIC VIOLET 8 OZ. • Blick Art Materials $4.20 2 $8.40
01759-7015-SRGNT WSHBL WC MAGIC GREEN 8 OZ. • Blick Art Materials $4.20 2 $8.40
01759-8005-SRGNT WSHBL WC MAGIC BROWN 8 OZ. • Blick Art Materials $4.20 2 $8.40
01759-4525-SRGNT WSHBL WC MAGIC ORANGE 8 OZ. • Blick Art Materials $4.20 2 $8.40
01759-4755-SRGNT WSHBL WC MAGIC YELLOW-GREEN 8 OZ. • Blick Art Materials $4.20 2 $8.40
01759-6065-Sargent Washable Glitter Liquid Watercolors - Violet, 8 oz bottle • Blick Art Materials $4.20 1 $4.20
01759-7035-Sargent Washable Glitter Liquid Watercolors - Green, 8 oz bottle • Blick Art Materials $4.20 1 $4.20
01759-3015-Sargent Washable Glitter Liquid Watercolors - Red, 8 oz bottle • Blick Art Materials $4.20 1 $4.20
01759-9505-SRGNT WSHBL WC MAGIC COPPER 8 OZ. • Blick Art Materials $4.20 1 $4.20
01759-3045-Sargent Washable Glitter Liquid Watercolors - Magenta, 8 oz bottle • Blick Art Materials $4.20 1 $4.20
01759-9335-SRGNT WSHBL WC MAGIC SILVER 8 OZ. • Blick Art Materials $4.20 1 $4.20
01759-4015-Sargent Washable Glitter Liquid Watercolors - Yellow, 8 oz bottle • Blick Art Materials $4.20 1 $4.20
01759-9135-SRGNT WSHBL WC MAGIC ANTIQUE GOLD 8 OZ. • Blick Art Materials $4.20 1 $4.20
01759-9025-SRGNT WSHBL WC MAGIC PIRATE GOLD 8 OZ. • Blick Art Materials $4.20 1 $4.20
01759-2025-Sargent Washable Glitter Liquid Watercolors - Black, 8 oz bottle • Blick Art Materials $4.20 1 $4.20
01759-4515-Sargent Washable Glitter Liquid Watercolors - Orange, 8 oz bottle • Blick Art Materials $4.20 1 $4.20
01759-5015-Sargent Washable Glitter Liquid Watercolors - Blue, 8 oz bottle • Blick Art Materials $4.20 1 $4.20

Materials cost

$395.07

Vendor shipping charges

$39.51

State sales tax

$36.15

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$506.66

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.41

Total project goal

$596.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$596.07

1 Donor

-$596.07

Donations toward project cost

-$506.66

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$89.41

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$0.00

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