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Mrs. Dara Green from Des Moines IA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Central Collective: Building Community and Creativity

My students need an easel, canvases and paint markers for our Central Collective canvas project.

  • $833 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

In our studio we aim to CREATE, COLLABORATE AND CONNECT with each other and our greater community through art!

Our classroom offers courses not available at any high school in our district.

Students leave their comprehensive high schools to further their learning experience with like minded peers. The majority of our students are not the typical art students, as they are gifted in areas other than the arts. Taking this course is a risk for students and often proves to be a challenge. Many of our students struggle with wanting to be perfect. They are used to being successful in academics, and it is admirable for them to step out of their comfort zone to explore their creative side. Our studio has the unique opportunity, via the visual arts, to challenge students to think creatively, be problem solvers and innovators. These qualities are essential for success in the 21st century.

My Project

Our student artists, and student body at large, will work together to create collaborative works of art which will be displayed as a symbol of a creative, collaborating community. Students will be invited and encouraged to paint at any time during class. Students will be able to create even during traditional sit times. The Central Collective paintings will travel throughout the building, visiting other non-art class rooms, where all students will be invited to tap into their creative side.

In a school driven by individual performance, these paintings will allow the students to visualize what they can accomplish together.

Funding this project will give our students access to materials we otherwise would not have in our classroom. These materials will help us create a visual symbol of collaboration in the classroom. The Central Collective will allow individual creativity to flourish while encouraging a spirit of unity, teamwork and community pride.

Mrs. Dara Green
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Blick Studio Museum Profile Cotton Canvases - 48" x 48", 2-3/8" Profile, Pkg of 3 • Blick Art Materials $274.55 1 $274.55
Blick Studio Medium-Duty H-Frame Easel • Blick Art Materials $128.94 1 $128.94
Montana Acrylic Markers - Set of 12, Set A, Fine Point • Blick Art Materials $51.47 1 $51.47
Montana Acrylic Marker - 15 mm Tip, Shock Black • Blick Art Materials $6.94 2 $13.88
Standard Shipping • Blick Art Materials $8.95 1 $8.95
Montana Acrylic Marker - 30 mm Tip, Outline Silver (Metallic) • Blick Art Materials $8.13 1 $8.13
Montana Refillable Empty Marker - 50 mm Tip • Blick Art Materials $7.09 1 $7.09
Montana Acrylic Marker - 15 mm Tip, Shock Blue • Blick Art Materials $6.94 1 $6.94
Montana Acrylic Marker - 15 mm Tip, Shock Blue Light • Blick Art Materials $6.94 1 $6.94
Montana Acrylic Marker - 15 mm Tip, Shock Lilac • Blick Art Materials $6.94 1 $6.94
Montana Acrylic Marker - 15 mm Tip, Shock Pink • Blick Art Materials $6.94 1 $6.94
Montana Acrylic Marker - 15 mm Tip, Shock Pink Light • Blick Art Materials $6.94 1 $6.94
Montana Acrylic Marker - 15 mm Tip, Iron Curtain • Blick Art Materials $6.94 1 $6.94
Montana Acrylic Marker - 15 mm Tip, Shock KENT Blood Red • Blick Art Materials $6.94 1 $6.94
Montana Acrylic Marker - 15 mm Tip, Shock Green Light • Blick Art Materials $6.94 1 $6.94
Montana Acrylic Marker - 15 mm Tip, Shock Green Dark • Blick Art Materials $6.94 1 $6.94
Montana Acrylic Marker - 15 mm Tip, Shock Brown • Blick Art Materials $6.94 1 $6.94
Montana Acrylic Marker - 15 mm Tip, Shock Brown Light • Blick Art Materials $6.94 1 $6.94
Montana Acrylic Marker - 15 mm Tip, Gravel • Blick Art Materials $6.94 1 $6.94
Montana Acrylic Marker - 15 mm Tip, Gravel • Blick Art Materials $6.94 1 $6.94
Montana Acrylic Marker - 15 mm Tip, Shock Yellow • Blick Art Materials $6.94 1 $6.94
Montana Acrylic Marker - 15 mm Tip, Shock Yellow Light • Blick Art Materials $6.94 1 $6.94
Montana Acrylic Marker - 15 mm Tip, Shock Orange • Blick Art Materials $6.94 1 $6.94
Montana Acrylic Marker - 15 mm Tip, Shock Orange Light • Blick Art Materials $6.94 1 $6.94
Montana Acrylic Marker - 15 mm Tip, Shock Orange Dark • Blick Art Materials $6.94 1 $6.94
Screw Eye35/64 x1-15/16PK20 • Grainger $6.58 1 $6.58
Standard Shipping • Blick Art Materials $0.00 1 $0.00
Standard Shipping • Blick Art Materials $0.00 1 $0.00

Materials cost

$624.51

Vendor shipping charges

$0.66

State sales tax

$42.78

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.37

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$707.32

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$124.82

Total project goal

$832.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$832.14

8 Donors

-$782.14

Donations toward project cost

-$664.82

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$117.32

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

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$0.00

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