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Mr. Herskowitz from Los Angeles CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Zen and the Art of Watercolor

Help me give my students the supplies to learn how to paint with watercolors. Each of my students deserves to have new set of watercolors and brushes, as well as the correct paper.

  • $432 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Recently our school became a STEAM magnet school, and we could not be more excited! Teachers work together in partnerships and teams to help students become life long learners. Our middle school students are mostly bussed in from outside our neighborhood, and our population of almost 600 students continues to grow!

Our Special Education scholars represent approximately one-quarter of our school population.

We are a Title I school based on our families' financial levels, and every student is entitled to free lunch. I work very hard designing lessons that have real-world applications, community based lessons, and academic excellence.

My Project

My visual arts elective class is a mix of general education and special education middle school scholars. This year I really want to introduce different styles of painting to them in an effort to help stimulate their creativity and general love of art, as well as their understanding and appreciation of how art is created. I selected these materials to give my students the tools they will need to learn how to do basic watercolor painting, how to mix paint, and how to blend colors. These tools will be used at different times of the year to help reinforce the techniques that they will learn.

Mr. Herskowitz
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Belinlen 12 Pack 4-Ounce Plastic Squeeze Bottles with Red Tip Caps and Measurement - Good for Crafts, Art, Glue, Multi Purpose Set of 12 with Extra 18 Chalk Labels 6 Red Cap and 1 Pen • Amazon Business $11.99 8 $95.92
36 Set Watercolor Paint Pack with Quality Wood Brushes 8 Colors Washable Water Colors Perfect for Kids Adults, Parties Students Classroom Bulk by Color Swell • Amazon Business $37.99 2 $75.98
100Sheets Newbested White Watercolor Paper Cold Press Cut Bulk Pack for Beginning Artists or Students. (10 x 7 Inch) (10 x 7 INCH) • Amazon Business $13.99 3 $41.97
WAFJAMF 40-Pieces Assorted Size Round Sponges Brush Set, Paint Tools For Kids • Amazon Business $9.00 4 $36.00
20 Pcs Precision Tip Applicator Bottle, Empty Applicator Glue Bottle for Small Gluing Projects, Paper Quilling DIY Craft, Acrylic Painting, 30ml /1 Ounce • Amazon Business $8.99 4 $35.96
Flat Paint Brushes Set,50 Pcs Art Paintbrushes for Kids/ Artists/Painters/Beginners/Students ,Short Plastic Handle,Nylon Hair Brushes for Acrylic Oil Watercolor Art Painting (Round#0(Medium)) • Amazon Business $9.90 1 $9.90
60 Pcs Flat Paint Brushes, Small Brush Bulk for Detail Painting • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

Materials cost

$304.72

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$27.88

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$367.17

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.79

Total project goal

$431.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$431.96

1 Donor

-$431.96

Donations toward project cost

-$367.17

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$64.79

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$0.00

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