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Mrs. Melin from San Ramon CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Young Artists Need Fresh Supplies

Help me give my students sets of round paintbrushes, charcoal sticks, and paper stumps so that they can do more painting and drawing.

  • $207 goal

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My Students

I am a 4th grade classroom teacher and I also teach art once per week to all 105 4th graders at our school. My art students are creative, enthusiastic and love to experiment! They are excited to come to art each week and are always hoping to try something new.

My students find joy in the creative process.

With a wide variety of learners and abilities, art is something that reaches all of my students. They are experiencing art as regular part of the curriculum, not an extra.

My Project

We don't get to paint very often because our supply of paintbrushes is so old that many of them are damaged or falling apart. Some of them are fifteen years old or more! Should I try and do any painting, I find myself scrounging for enough paintbrushes that may hold together through the lesson.

Kids need to be able to explore with mixing color; painting is a fundamental part of any art program.

Additionally, we would be able to experiment with other types of drawing and illustration than we can just by using a pencil. Charcoal, paper and the blending stubs will allow the kids to learn more about how to blend and shade creating the illusion of depth, and making their drawings more realistic.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
05166-0049 - Blick Economy Sable Brush Set - Round, Long Handle, Set of 4 • Blick Art Materials $1.84 40 $73.60
20016-2129 - Blick Square Charcoal Sticks - Set of 12 • Blick Art Materials $4.20 4 $16.80
22943-1212 - Gray Paper Stumps - 3/8" x 5", Pack of 12 • Blick Art Materials $3.50 4 $14.00

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