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Ms. Webster from Fresno CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Collaborative Art Installation Exploring Nature & the Urban Experience!

My students need a Kwik Draw Projector and basswood country rounds in order to create a collaborative painting installation that explores the relationship of nature with the urban experience.

  • $1,340 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a Title I school in a small rural community. My students are overflowing with creativity and curiosity but are often unsure of how to express themselves. Only a few have had the opportunity to visit a gallery or museum even though they live only a few miles away from a flourishing art scene. Many of my students haven't been outside of their own neighborhoods. Many of our students face many challenges economically, academically, and personally. They are eager to have a voice in this world and have a limited concept of all of the possibilities available to them.

Each one of my students has a story to tell and a vision to share.

I strongly believe the arts have the potential to give my students a voice that might otherwise be silenced.

My Project

Students will explore the relationship and juxtaposition of peoples' relationship with nature in an urban environment. The Kwik Draw Projector will be used to project a large image onto the wood rounds. Students will work on the rounds individually using mixed media including acrylic paint, collage and drawing materials. The gel medium will be used for collage aspects.

The installation will include student generated imagery of the urban experience in each small natural round.

The rounds are natural cuts of logs and will communicate a nature vibe. The large image projected will also reference nature and will be voted on by the students in order to communicate a message of choosing.

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

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Medium Basswood Country Round • Nasco $6.78 60 $406.80
Kwik Draw Projector • Nasco $181.95 1 $181.95
Dynasty Finest White Taklon Brush Canister - B-815 Set of 144 Rounds • Nasco $151.95 1 $151.95
Dynasty Finest White Taklon Brush Canister - B-810 Set of 108 Flat Shaders • Nasco $151.95 1 $151.95
Liquitex Gloss Gel Medium - Quart • Nasco $25.90 1 $25.90

Materials cost

$918.55

Vendor shipping charges

$91.86

State sales tax

$84.05

3rd party payment processing fee

$13.78

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,138.24

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$200.87

Total project goal

$1,339.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,339.11

3 Donors

-$1,339.11

Donations toward project cost

-$1,138.24

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$200.87

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$0.00

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