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  • $555 goal

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Mr. Mejia
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Pop Art Inspired Self-Portraits

My students need an LED light box to assist students in tracing images to help enhance their art pieces.

My Students

My students come from a neighborhood that has historically been overlooked, especially as a border town. We are located in a low socio-economic area that has seen gentrification building all around it. Being in a border town has made it difficult for our students to accept their own identity and feel forced to choose between two different cultures rather than embracing their multi-layered identity.

Our school is an alternative, credit recovery school that caters specifically to marginalized students who have struggled in traditional schools.

Most students come to us not just with a loss of identity but also a plethora of trauma.

My Project

Having access to an LED light box will allow student to use photographs of themselves to create pop inspired self-portraits. The self-portraits will give them an opportunity to see themselves in their own artwork and my students typically do not associate themselves in their art.

This will make a difference in their learning, because it will allow them to explore their identity not only in manipulating their own photograph but also supplementing the piece with original writing in the pop art style.

Having access to the LED light box will allow students other opportunities in future projects to enhance images through layering.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
55348-1009-Gagne Porta-Trace LED Light Box - 18" x 24", 21 LED Modules, Stainless Steel Frame • Blick Art Materials $365.50 1 $365.50

Materials cost

$365.50

Vendor shipping charges

$36.55

State sales tax

$33.44

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.48

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$470.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$83.11

Total project goal

$554.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$554.08

1 Donor

-$535.19

Donations toward project cost

-$470.97

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$64.22

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$18.89

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 100 students.

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