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Teacher Kunsch from Plainfield IL is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

My Dreams Left On Canvas

My students need canvas pillowcases, acrylic paints, and paintbrushes to create a pillow depicting their dreams.

  • $1,344 goal

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My Students

"How is this class?" said student one. Student two says, "It's great!" This puts a smile on my face and makes me realize I'm doing my job and fulfilling my passion. 3D art has been my passion for the last 25 years and I love to share my passion with my students. One form of 3D art is working with found objects, such as pillowcases. Using these pillowcases, acrylic paints, and paintbrushes, students will investigate surrealism and depict a dream-like environment or safe space. Giving students the creative freedom to explore their conscious and unconscious states is something that I can only accomplish with your support!

The students at MJH are creative, respectful and ready to share their talents with the world.

I would like to have the opportunity to give the students the appreciation of surrealism by having them creatively depict their dream on a pillowcase.

My Project

The students will use self-expression through reflection of their personal dreams while studying the history of surrealist artists. At this age, students are immensely critical of their own work, and including their “unconscious mind” into it will only better them. In the unconscious mind, there are no limitations for students, and this will give them the chance to truly express themselves in their work.

Dreams and reality are placed onto a pillow to depict our unconscious mind.

Understanding the connection between the unconscious and conscious states of mind is something that students often overlook, and allowing them to make this connection will broaden their perception of the world around them.

Painting techniques do not come naturally for adolescents. Teaching students the color wheel, blending, mixing and paint application allows them to build another artistic avenue in their development of future medium choices.

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23 donors23 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 75 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TAOSON Decorative 100% Cotton Canvas Square Solid Toss Pillowcase Cushion Cover Pillow Case with Hidden Zipper Closure Only Cover No Insert - White 18"x18"(45x45cm) • Amazon Business $7.95 75 $596.25
00711-1049-Blickrylic Student Acrylics - Basic Color Set, Pack of 6, Pints • Blick Art Materials $24.64 8 $197.12
09093-2060-Dynasty White Taklon Set - Round, Short Handle, Set of 144 • Blick Art Materials $138.36 1 $138.36
06000-0409-Dynasty Finest Golden Synthetic Brush Set - Flat, Set of 40 • Blick Art Materials $119.31 1 $119.31

Materials cost

$1,051.04

Vendor shipping charges

$45.48

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$15.77

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,142.29

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$201.58

Total project goal

$1,343.87

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,343.87

22 Donors

-$839.87

Donations toward project cost

-$713.89

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$125.98

match offer

-$504.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$428.40

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$75.60

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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