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The goal of this grant is to purchase additional classroom materials to further support Midtown Academy art projects created within the 2021-2022 academic school year and years to come. These items would go beyond traditional classroom materials ordered through the Pinellas County annual budget referendum. Through the addition of black lights and other requested new materials, students will have the opportunity to experiment and engage their curiosity.

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Black Light Art Materials For Further Classroom Enrichment!

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School:
Midtown Academy 
Subject:
Art 
Teacher:
Sarah O'Donoghue 
Students Impacted:
306 
Grade:
K-5 
Date:
October 12, 2021

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Only $986.02 Needed

 

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Goal

The goal of this grant is to purchase additional classroom materials to further support Midtown Academy art projects created within the 2021-2022 academic school year and years to come. These items would go beyond traditional classroom materials ordered through the Pinellas County annual budget referendum. Through the addition of black lights and other requested new materials, students will have the opportunity to experiment and engage their curiosity. 

 

What will be done with my students

Through a variety of mixed media projects, students will have the opportunity to create multiple 2D and 3D works while using familiar materials with a twist. Students would explore and expand upon the process of art making while using black light art materials to explore expression through use of color and the senses. The purpose of using these specific materials is to energize student's’ creativity and imagination both inside and outside of the classroom. These materials will be implemented within art lesson plans for all grades immediately when purchased. 

 

Benefits to my students

The benefits of incorporating these materials in the art room are limitless, and would impact 306 K- 5th grade students. Introducing black lights, florescent paints and neon oil pastels would increase classroom engagement while offering students a new sensibility to the art making process. Offering these new items for classroom projects would encourage fine motor development, craftsmanship, attention to detail, spatial awareness, problem solving skills and more. These exciting materials would allow students to develop a new perspective to process- based projects while fostering independence and growth. 

 

Describe the Students

Midtown Academy is a K-5 grade elementary school that serves 306 students in the south-county of St. Petersburg, Florida. Three magnet programs are offered through Midtown Academy; "Cultural Arts", "Gifted" and "CLI" (Center for Literacy Innovation).
- Our "Cultural Arts" program is the large umbrella that encompasses every student who attends our school.
- Midtown Academy's "Gifted" program is the only south-county magnet to offer full-time "Gifted" instruction. Students receive uniform gifted instruction according to an elevated, rigorous curriculum.
-"CLI" begins for Midtown Academy students in 1st grade and provides a structured and innovative reading approach to literacy. Designed for students with Dyslexia and/or who demonstrate characteristics of Dyslexia, this program provides a systemic, multi-sensory approach to literacy instruction with opportunities for reading, writing, and math remediation. 

 

Budget Narrative

The budget above provides a break down for the materials requested to further support Midtown Academy student art projects created within an academic school year. 20 sets of 12 neon pastels would supply 306 students with a range of colors to choose from for their mixed media projects. 22 individual paint trays would allow for students to work independently on their projects without sharing painting materials. 3 sets of 6 pints of fluorescent tempera paint would supply "classroom safe" painting materials for both 2D and 3D projects in grades K-5. 150 lbs of Model Magic would be used for 3D projects in grades 3-5 (including a gallon of Mod Podge for their finish). And last, but not least, one six-pack of black light party light bulbs would allow for students to create artwork inside the stimulating environment of black light magic.  

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Crayola Oil Neon Pastels (20) $113.40
2 Tempera Cakes, Set of 6 with Tray Fluorescent Colors (22) $437.14
3 Blick Premium Grade Tempera - Set of 6 Fluorescent Colors, Pints (3) $138.36
4 Magic Mud Multi-Project Pack - 25 lbs (6) $216.30
5 Plaid Mod Podge - Gloss Finish, Gallon (1) $27.00
6 Feit Electric7-Watt A19 Glass Medium E26 Base LED Black Light Party Light Bulb (6-Pack) (1) $53.82
  Total: $986.02

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