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Mrs. Sousa from Douglasville GA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

An Art Room Without Color!

My students need a reliable color laser printer and toner cartridges to see historical artwork in color.

  • $722 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I've been focusing on art history this year, and it's been difficult showing them historical imagery without a color printer. This year, I'd like students to learn and appreciate historical artwork. Art at my school is run on donations and fundraising, so a color laser printer has taken a back seat.

Our school is the Georgia Charter School of the Year in 2014, and was the brainchild of parents and administrators.

We are starting our 10th year in existence! On a typical day, you would see 2nd-8th grades in my art classroom. Our students are inquisitive, and when shown a grayscale image, they wonder what it "really" looks like. I attempt to use descriptive terms like "scarlet, amber, crimson, blood red..." but without being able to show them what those colors look like, it's difficult to accurately share historical artwork.

My Project

My students will use the color laser printer and toner in the following ways. I can print historical imagery in color, one copy per table (a total of 7 tables), so students can see the detail and fully ingulf themselves within the content in front of them. Students will be able to incorporate digital artwork, in color, instead of grayscale! What a difference that would make! Middle schoolers will be able to take advantage of our mobile laptop cart in the art classroom, where they will be able to print their digital creations after designing them.

Imagine seeing the work of Edvard Munch "The Scream" in grayscale?

Work as masterful as his should be appreciated in full color, so students can really feel the detail and color choices he used. Having this printer would open doors for my students for years to come. A laser printer utilizes toner instead of ink, which is critical for gluing onto their artwork! Toner will not bleed after being glued, which aids in their craftsmanship.

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Mrs. Sousa
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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14 donors14 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 500 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Brother® HL-3140cw Color Laser Printer • Staples Advantage $243.17 1 $243.17
Brother Toner Cartridge, TN221BK, Black • Staples Advantage $84.99 1 $84.99
Brother Toner Cartridge, TN221Y, Yellow • Staples Advantage $69.99 1 $69.99
Brother Toner Cartridge, TN221C, Cyan • Staples Advantage $69.99 1 $69.99
Brother Toner Cartridge, TN221M, Magenta • Staples Advantage $69.99 1 $69.99

Materials cost

$538.13

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$37.13

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.07

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$613.33

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$108.23

Total project goal

$721.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$721.56

13 Donors

-$480.00

Donations toward project cost

-$414.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$66.00

match offer

-$234.51

Match offer toward project cost

-$199.33

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.18

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.06

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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