Providing Access to Art

Posted November 9, 2020

Each semester Mrs. Jones teaches 270 Hamilton scholars Visual and 3D Arts.

When it was announced that the first quarter of the 2020-21 school year would take place online Jones knew she had to find a way to provide her students with art supplies in order to effectively engage and inspire them to participate in online art education.

Another Hamilton teacher had told her about DonorsChoose, a nonprofit organization that allows individuals to donate directly to public school classroom projects.

Jones set a goal of $1,600 in order to provide all of her scholars with pencils, an eraser, a pencil sharpener, a 12-pack of colored pencils, 10 markers, and a mini journal/sketchbook. In just over 24 hours her project was fully funded, and a couple of days later the art supplies arrived at her door!

As Jones explains “access to these supplies will allow all students to engage in a broad spectrum of art activities during our online learning and will support their health and safety when we transition back to in-person learning.”