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My goal is to exhibit student art work in a creative way using neon paint and black lights.

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"Come GLOW with Me"

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Port Orange Elementary 
Margaret Williams 
Students Impacted:
September 6, 2017


Thank you to the following investor for funding this grant.


Cici & J. Hyatt Brown - $468.00


My goal is to exhibit student art work in a creative way using neon paint and black lights.  


What will be done with my students

Each grade level will begin the project learning about “bugs.” After exploring the numerous insects outside our classrooms, intermediate students will research insects and arachnids in the media center to prepare for their art projects. The primary students will engage in group study, led in the art room, focusing on certain insect animal groups. After our research, each student will create an addition to our “Glow in the Dark” display, using neon paint, paper mache, recycled items and painted paper. In the spring, our media center will be transformed into a “Glow in the Dark” installation, as part of our annual, Celebrate the Arts event.  


Benefits to my students

Artists who spend a considerable amount of time studying their subjects have greater authenticity and emotion in their work. The students will also practice research skills and have an opportunity for “choice” in their creations. Because each student will be contributing to our display, every child will gain a sense of pride in our installation. 


Budget Narrative

The neon paint and construction paper can be purchased and used in various projects throughout the year. The “black lights” will become a permanent resource to be used year after year. I plan to make this event an annual exhibit with a new theme each Spring. 



# Item Cost
1 Assorted Blacklight Reactive Fluorescent Tempera Paints 4 sets @ $49.95 each $199.80
2 Black lights 6 @ $19.99 each $119.94
3 Construction paper 21 @ 3.95 each assorted colors $82.95
4 Black banner paper 1 roll $65.00
  Total: $468.00


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