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Ms. Carr from Meriden CT is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Are A Cultural Mosaic

Help me give my students pre-cut glass tiles, grout and boards to create various cultural mosaics within our diverse classroom!

  • $666 goal

This project expired on February 27, 2019.

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My Students

The majority of students in our school are dis-engaged students from low-income, urban families. Many of them have had some sort of trauma or stress in their lives which impact their ability to learn or stay motivated through the challenges of school and life in order to prepare for college and a successful future.

We serve at risk urban high school students from a variety of ethnic backgrounds.

The students in my classes range in abilities. They make me smile every day with stories from their lives, and they inspire me with their ideas and creativity!

My Project

All my students get excited when they are able to work with new art materials that are unfamiliar to them. They are more engaged in learning more deeply about a topic while learning new skills. They have seen mosaic art and gotten very excited about it! I'd like to be able to provide them with pre-cut mosaic tiles and glass, grout and boards for them to be able to explore their personal cultural heritage further through the subject matter that they will choose to depict through mosaic art.

My students represent a variety of cultural backgrounds which can be shared with one another through mosaic art - hence, we are a cultural mosaic!

Each artist will research images that symbolize something of significance to them and their cultural heritage, or a culture that they feel drawn to. They will create a drawing which will then be turned into a mosaic piece of art.

Oftentimes as a teacher I am finding new things to do with the same standard materials. I know my students would get very excited about an opportunity to work with something new within my Cultural Arts and Crafts class!

Ms. Carr
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
61921-1006-Mosaic Elements - Class Pack of 6 • Blick Art Materials $53.59 3 $160.77
60998-0004-Mosaic Studio Stained Glass Tiles - Mosaic Glass Chip Assortment, Assorted Colors, 4 lb • Blick Art Materials $28.08 3 $84.24
61931-1001-Crafter''s Cut Crystal Angles Mosaic Tiles - Assorted Colors, 1 lb • Blick Art Materials $8.64 6 $51.84
61931-1101-Crafter''s Cut Crystal Angles Mosaic Tiles - Caribbean Colors, 1 lb • Blick Art Materials $8.64 6 $51.84
61913-1061-Crafter''s Cut Pre-Cut Mosaic Assortment - Basic Assortment, 16 oz • Blick Art Materials $11.96 4 $47.84
14945-1005-Hardboard Panel - 11" x 14" x 1/8" • Blick Art Materials $1.42 25 $35.50
61931-1201-Crafter''s Cut Crystal Angles Mosaic Tiles - Ice Age Colors, 1 lb • Blick Art Materials $8.64 4 $34.56
61913-1051-Crafter''s Cut Pre-Cut Mosaic Assortment - Solstice Color Family, 16 oz • Blick Art Materials $13.56 2 $27.12
61913-1011-Crafter''s Cut Pre-Cut Mosaic Assortment - Safari Color Family, 16 oz • Blick Art Materials $13.56 2 $27.12
61913-1045-Crafter''s Cut Pre-Cut Mosaic Assortment - Princess Color Family, 8 oz • Blick Art Materials $7.16 1 $7.16

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