Have a Heart Support Cleveland Art
$241 raised
5% of $5k goal
3 contributors
4 Years running

I am an art teacher K-8 for Charles Dickens and Bolton elementary schools on the East side of Cleveland, where the median household income is $16,700. There are very little supplies in both schools and I service over 500 different students each week. The art teachers do not receive a standard art budget to buy supplies for their buildings like other schools districts. The National art average of art supply cost per student is about $15-20 per year; this would include items like paint, glue, paper, clay, pencils, crayons, colored pencils, erasers, frames, tape, oil pastels, chalk, and other consumables. Paper alone to service 500 students would be $500 if I used $1 of paper per pupil per year. I would love to order clay for my 2-4th graders so they can manipualte and create pottery and fantasy animals. Clay for 8 classes would cost about $250-300. Aside from consumable art supplies, I would love to purchase 2 class sets of table-top easels to give my students an enriched and engaging environment in which to create art. I want them to feel like artists, to feel proud of their work! I would also love to buy large art visuals of famous artists' and their works so that I can close the achievement gap that occurs between urban and suburban districts; I want these students to know the masters and their works and appreciate art so they will continue to support art in their own community and Cleveland. I would also use the funds to bring in resident artists from the Cleveland Museum of Art and from local art schools to illustrate demonstrations and show students how they can connect to art world outside the classroom. I am a passionate and inspiring teacher and with help from you I can create amazing lessons for Cleveland's youth. 

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You will receive a matted 5x7 landscape picture (pastels or chalk), mailed to you, and student created and signed.
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