Due to the current economic climate, many Barry County schools have had to make the tough decision to cut their art department budgets. The cuts have been severe and some departments are left with a budget that is as little as two dollars per student for the entire school year. It is with this reality in mind that the Thornapple Arts Council has partnered with Barry County Art Departments to create a year-round collection of art supplies and materials called the Art Pantry.
This Art Pantry program accepts donations of art supplies and monetary donations all year long. Cash donations are the most helpful as they allow us to order specific and specialty items a teacher may need. They also allow us to save on storage space.
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Should you wish to donate physical items, they can be left in the donation box outside of TAC’s office. You can also shop with our Amazon Wish List —items will be sent directly to TAC.
Some items that are in regular need are:
- Sharpies (black and colors, fine and regular tip)
- white glue
- acrylic paint
- watercolor paint
- paint brushes
- watercolor paper of different sizes
- heavy painting paper
- oil paint
- colored poster stock, small and large
- and more