ARTS IN THE CLASSROOM
Remember those early days when you dipped your fingers in different colored paint and felt the delicious sensation of your fingertips smashed against that clean white paper? Do you remember how fun it was? How your unique fingerprint left your mark in a glob of red or yellow paint.
Art and creative expression should be a standard in school curriculums as mathematics and English and science. But, it’s not. Art, or any creative activity, is often an afterthought. Funding dries up. Teachers are left to bear the weight of introducing creativity and creative activity on thier own. Paying for art supplies out of their own pockets.
So, I’ve decided to shift Good Spark’s focus from arts education non-profits, to supporting arts in the classrooms. Especially in lower income areas children may not always have access to arts education non-profits, or a parent or guardian does not understand or see the importance of a well-rounded education that includes the arts.
Through donorchoose.org, classrooms are selected based on their requests for supplies from teachers wishing to integrate more art and creativity into their classrooms. Read below for our featured classroom.
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SCHOOL: Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnets High School, Los Angeles, Ca
DEMOGRAPHICS: More than 3/4 of the students come from low-income households.
PROJECT REACH: 129 students
FUNDRAISER TIMELINE: expires Feb 5, 2020
TEACHER: Mr. Doherty
GOAL AMOUNT: $998/ $417 still needed (see below for itemized cost of materials requested.)
Water Colors, Paper and Canvas for Landscape Paintings
Help me give my students watercolor paints, paper and canvas board so they can make landscape paintings around our campus.
We are requesting watercolor paint, and paper and canvas board so my students can make landscape paintings around our campus. My students have run out of water color paint and have never used guache water color paints. The vibrant colors and heavy paper will enable students to make amazing landscape paintings. Newsprint and low weight paper are for preliminary works, and my students are increasing their skill levels every day and require supplies which will augment their increased abilities. Every day I see breakthroughs, and these materials will keep the ball rolling.