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Mr. Doty from Blythe CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Set Design & Models for Technical Theatre

Help me give my students the drafting and modeling tools to help further their technical theatre education.

  • $441 goal

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My Students

At our high school, theatre is a reviving program. We are in an expansion stage and my students need all the support can muster to help them learn in this growing phase. We are trying to establish CTE pathways both in performance and in production skills. I have a wide range of students in both theatre class as well as the after school program, which strives to provide live theatre to the whole of our isolated community.

The students most directly impacted by this program are those interested in technical theatre, but every theatre student will benefit by having these tools available!

Students will benefit from the chance to expand their skills in drafting, designing sets, and crafting scale models of performance spaces. They are a hard working group that are excited about possibilities theatre at a new artistic level.

My Project

This project will give students access to the professional tools used in designing, drawing, and building models of their imagined set designs to give students hands-on experience that translates into career skills.

These will combine with several recently donated items, most notably, an adjustable drafting table, and allow students to use the tools that professional designers use.

They will have hands-on projects both in designing a set, but also the tools needed to make precise scale models of those sets.

Theatre isn't just a performing arts elective. It is also a subject area where students can develop Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) skills and it is a part of three different Career Technical Education (CTE) pathways in Arts, Media, and Entertainment. For my theatre students, building durable box models of theatre stages and white models of sets is an important part of the theoretical design projects undertaken in their classes.

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Mr. Doty
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fiskars 12-83727097J Self Healing Rotary Cutting Mat, 24x36 Inch • Amazon Business $27.88 2 $55.76
Arteza 20" X 30" X 1/5" Black Foam Boards, Double Sided, Lightweight Craft Poster Board, Ideal for Presentations, School, Office & Art Projects (Set of 12) • Amazon Business $35.98 1 $35.98
Paper Junkie Vellum Tracing Drawing Pad, 50 Sheets, 11 x 17 Inches • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
X-Acto Z Series No.1 Craft Knife - 6 Pack • Amazon Business $24.92 1 $24.92
Strathmore 300 Series Bristol Pad - 11-Inchx14-Inch - 20 Sheet Pad • Amazon Business $12.00 2 $24.00
Taiga Now - 5-Pc, 12" Premium Aluminum Triangular Scale Ruler Set - with 4-Pc Aluminum Triangle Ruler Square Set - Great for Students, Homeschoolers, Architects, Engineers - STEM Education and More! • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Alvin, Aluminum Graduated T Square, 24 Inches • Amazon Business $18.85 1 $18.85
X-ACTO Nonrefillable Blade Dispenser, 15 per Pack (X411) • Amazon Business $7.91 2 $15.82
Aleene's All Purpose Tacky Glue, 8-Ounce (3) • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
Westcott Stainless Steel Office Ruler with Non Slip Cork Base, 12 inch • Amazon Business $4.39 3 $13.17
Arteza 12" Triangular Architect Scale Aluminum Color-Coded Grooves (Imperial) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Essential Mechanical Pencil Set - 4 Sizes: 0.3, 0.5, 0.7 & 0.9mm plus HB Lead & Eraser Refills - Drafting, Sketching, Illustrations, Engineering, Architecture, Writing & School Work - MozArt Supplies • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Mr. Pen- Architectural Templates, House Plan Template, Interior Design Template, Furniture Template, Drafting Tools, Geometry Template, Drawing Template, Template Architecture, Drafting Ruler Shapes • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Mr. Pen- Drafting Brush, Eraser Shield, Eraser Artist, Dusting Brush, Desk Brush, Eraser Brush, Art Supplies, Drawing Tools for Drafting, Drafting Supplies, Drafting Dust Brush, Eraser Shield Drafting • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Pentel Hi-Polymer Block Eraser, Large, White, Pack of 10 ZEH-10 Erasers (ZEH10PC10) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Mr. Pen- Professional Drafting Tape, 500 Pieces Drafting Dots, Art Tape, Tape Dots, Artist Masking Tape, Drafting Supplies, Architectural Dots Tape, Stationary Tape, Tape for Art and Drawing Paper • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
BTYMS 15Pcs Nail Files Double Sided Emery Board 100/180 Grit Nail Buffering Files for Natural Nails Acrylic Nails Pedicure Manicure File • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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