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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Project Art Supplies

Project Art Supplies

Today, we write on behalf of the Bossier Arts Council to seek your help in providing much needed art supplies to our local schools. As musicians, artists, performers, parents and educators, you know that every local arts community needs to support our children and their creativity. One of the best ways that we can do that is to provide the tools that are desperately needed to create art.
While the people of our community are surrounded by a potentially vibrant culture of traditional music and dance, other art forms too often suffer from neglect. In almost every school, the arts simply aren't a part of daily curriculum. Talented visual artists, songwriters, dancers and instrumentalists--working in both traditional and modern modes--have few opportunities to share their work.
The Bossier Arts Council is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization (TID 72-0895929) dedicated to promoting, supporting, and providing cultural events and programming in order to enhance the quality of life and to develop a cultural identity for Bossier Parish. We feel that $1.00 per year per student is simply not enough to foster that growth. Teachers often pull resources from their own pockets to provide much needed supplies for their classrooms.
Project Art Supplies, under the umbrella of The Bossier Arts Council, is an outreach program which offers supplemental art supplies to schools in Bossier Parish.
You can help make this a success by choosing to help in one of two ways:
  • Cash donations to help with the purchase of school supplies.
  • Donations of commonly used art supplies (ex. markers, crayons, paints, brushes, paper)
Your financial support during Project Art Supplies campaign is vital to our mission to provide art supplies to area students. If you consider yourself a patron of community development through the arts, becoming a supporter is for you! Donations of any size are appreciated and needed.
In addition to cash, BAC is also accepting donations of materials (art supplies). A list of commonly used art supplies is listed below and may be dropped off at our offices. These donations are tax-deductible.
The simplest way to give is by visiting our website at, and clicking the link called "Donate."
As you look through the information provided, please feel free to contact us with any questions.         We appreciate your time, interest, and support. We look forward to hearing from you, and will keep you updated as this project continues to grow in the months and years to come. 

With gratitude,
 Robin Jones
                                                                                                                                                                           Site and Education Coordinator

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Most commonly used art supplies in classrooms

Papers and Boards
construction paper, white drawing paper, manila paper - in 9x12" and 12x18" sizes, butcher paper, tissue papers, watercolor paper, poster boards, foam core
tempera paints (assort. colors), watercolors, acrylics, finger paints, oil paints, fabric paints and dyes, palettes, and brushes
Drawing media
crayons, markers, washable markers, colored pencils, pencils
Printing materials
blocks, inks, papers
Craft materials
modeling clay, low-fire clay (white and red), paper mache
baby food jars, magazines, old holiday greeting cards, ribbon, sequins, buttons, beads, feathers, aluminum foil pie pans, plastic tubs (for holding crayons or water for painting), old file folders (for making patterns and templates), yarn, paper plates, coffee filters, plastic ziploc bags, liquid soap (great for mixing with tempera to create scratch-off boards), vegetable oil (store brand - good for making "stained glass" projects), cotton balls, Q-tips, decorative cutting scissors, clothes pins, cheap hair spray (good for getting paint to stick to acetate)
good large art tables, sturdy chairs, easels, large paper cutter, cart, staplers, staples, scissors, good teacher scissors, tape (masking and regular), Elmer's Glue, glues, paste, kiln, firing cones for kiln, slide projector & screen, pencil sharpener, drying rack (a 20 ft. rope, clothes pins and eye hooks), colored baskets to hold supplies for each table group, various drawing books, and a personal tool kit
Cassette tapes, CDs, players
For Cleanup
Paper towels, Wet Ones

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