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Ms. Gerleve from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Wire You Buggin'

My students need armature wire and pliers to complete their "Wire you Buggin" project. Students cannot afford sculpture supplies and school does not have resources.

  • $744 goal

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My Students

* Imagine having to step on a bug 12 inches long! * What would the insect look like enlarged? * Create the bug that you are most afraid of 3 times bigger than its actual size.

My Art 1 and Studio Drawing & Painting students are motivated and inspired when project criteria directly relates to their personal life.

90% of our students receive free or reduced lunch. The demographic is 70% Latino and roughly 30% Black. Our classes of 35+ create individualized projects that display cross curricular connections, material exploration, and self expression.

My Project

The most successful way to learn to draw is by observation. Understanding form and figure comes with drawing practice and hands on interpretation. My students will capture all of these skills by constructing, manipulating and visually representing the subject. My students will build an insect, rodent or bug using wire and pliers. They will also reposition it and draw it in a variety of different positions.

The "Wire you Buggin" project is important because students will learn how to plan, build, and execute their preliminary work both in sculpture and mixed media.

Students will develop a personal style, artistic voice and favorite media choices. It is important for young artists to be able to experiment with a variety of materials. Using motor skills to create their composition will aid in the ability to include themselves within any given concept.

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

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 70 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ALUMINUM WIRE/14 GAUGE 350FT • Blick Art Materials $14.65 10 $146.50
SCULPTURE WIRE 350FT/12 GAUGE • Blick Art Materials $22.86 8 $182.88
PLIER MINIATURE LONG NOSE • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $6.74 35 $235.90

Materials cost

$565.28

Vendor shipping charges

$23.59

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.48

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$632.35

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$111.59

Total project goal

$743.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$743.94

9 Donors

-$743.94

Donations toward project cost

-$632.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$111.59

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$0.00

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