Looking for ways to get art supplies for your classroom? Our friends at Dick Blick want to help!
Art Room Aid was created in 2009 as an extension of the Wish Lists functionality on the Blick website. We established Art Room Aid because changes in the economy and education funding have created new challenges for teachers — especially those in the arts who need supplies to run their programs. While Art Room Aid is not limited to use by teachers and other educators, this cause remains at its heart.
Read more after the jump!Although it remains tightly related to Blick’s website, Art Room Aid is now a separate program with its own website, featuring tools designed specifically to help teachers and other arts educators and project leaders share their stories and request contributions. The advantages of the program’s affiliation with the Blick website are access to our huge assortment of art materials and, more importantly, to our customer base. Local Art Room Aid projects are featured on the Blick website to encourage our customers to give as they’re making their own purchases.
For the past century, Blick has been a consistent supporter of art education. We believe that art is a critical part of a child’s education, as it helps children to develop essential skills while nurturing lifelong creativity. We recognize that Art Room Aid could not exist without the dedicated professionals who dream up projects and lessons, as well as the sponsors who have already given thousands of dollars worth of art supplies.
We welcome you to be a part of Art Room Aid. If you need supplies for your project, create a profile. We’re inspired by you, and our customers will be too! If you have a little extra to give and feel that art education is something worth supporting, please make a contribution now. Your sponsorship can make an incredible difference.
Thank you for your passion and willingness to help art education thrive.