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Ms. n. from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Different Kind of Senior Portrait

The cost of art supplies such as brushes, color pencils, and paints from Dick Blick is $729, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $747 goal

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We are a group of vibrant, expressive, enthusiastic, creative, visual artists. We are mostly African-American and we live and learn on the West Side of Chicago. In our art classes we are learning to express ourselves visually, creating images worth countless thousands of words. We are most interested in documenting our lives and our communities. Just as the Impressionists were once considered renegades for taking their work outside, we have a renegade spirit and we want to take our imagery from the world beyond the school walls. We want to document this time in our lives, in our school community and the community beyond our school. Even though we are considered "low-income" and even though we live in what some people call a "bad neighborhood", we are proud of who we are and where we live, proud that we've made it this far and ambitious when we imagine how far we can go. For this project, I (the teacher) would like to work with a group of my senior art students to create a forward-looking self-portrait, one that imagines the student in the future, while referencing from where they've come. We would like to use digital images, paint, text and collage. These self-portraits will be an interpretation of the traditional senior picture/senior quote. The students will take digital photos, visually manipulate the photos and manually collage those images into a painting, including imagery that combines their visions of their future success while referencing their personal and cultural history. These images will then be displayed in our library, along with images of other important figures from our community. I believe that this project will be an engaging way for our first class of seniors to honor themselves and to be honored by and inspiration for their audience of underclass men and women.

Ms. n.
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 70 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LIQUITEX ACRY MEDIUM MATTE MED GAL • Dick Blick $31.58 1 $31.58
DESIGN EBONY PENCIL BLK DOZ • Dick Blick $3.98 6 $23.88
DB STUDIO SYNTHC RND SZ6 BLK HDL OIL/ACRY • Dick Blick $3.78 30 $113.40
DB STUDIO SYNTHC RND SZ4 BLK HDL OIL/ACRY • Dick Blick $3.08 30 $92.40
MASTERSON PNTERS PAL PAINT CUPS 20 • Dick Blick $2.97 10 $29.70
DB STUDIO SYNTHC RND SZ2 BLK HDL OIL/ACRY • Dick Blick $2.88 30 $86.40
PRISMA WS PENCIL 3 SKETCH LT/MED/DK • Dick Blick $2.54 10 $25.40
DB STUDIO SYNTHC RND SZ0 BLK HDL OIL/ACRY • Dick Blick $2.48 30 $74.40
MASONITE PANELS 11X14 1/8IN • Dick Blick $0.84 60 $50.40

Materials cost

$527.56

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$611.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$134.32

Total project goal

$746.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$746.24

5 Donors

-$707.20

Donations toward project cost

-$612.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$94.45

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$40.06

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$0.00

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