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Mrs. Spencer from Monette AR is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Effect of Special FX!

Help me give my students access to the supplies necessary to learn a variety of special effects makeup techniques for theater such a a makeup mirror and various makeup kits.

  • $1,191 goal

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My Students

We have a fledgling theatre program with excited, talented students! They're working tirelessly to bring this art to our small, little spot on the map. In true theatre fashion, most of them can barely contain their enthusiasm! Who am I kidding?! They're ecstatic to have a place where they feel like they belong.

These kids come from a rural, consolidated school in the delta.

Collectively, the communities have an above average poverty rate. The students range from eighth to twelfth grade.These kids are incredibly hard working and deserving.

These students are excited to get started planning, creating and expressing themselves through stage makeup! Part of stage craft is learning how to develop characters and set scenes using every available resource. This project will help them expand their knowledge of staging through the use of makeup.

My Project

My students need special effects make up kits and personal lighted make up mirrors. They also need access to books with tutorials about how to do various types of stage make up. The supplies and instructional materials listed within this grant will allow my students the opportunity to learn how to design and apply theatrical special effects makeup by giving them first hand experience in doing just that! They'll be able to go through the trial and error process, learn from each other, and help each other with hands-on activities designed to teach them proper technique. I so look forward to their mastery of technique, because I have full confidence that mastery will lead to an incredible amount of outside the box creativity! Nothing boosts the confidence of a student like being noticed for the from-scratch work they did with their own imagination and hands!

Mrs. Spencer
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Makeup Mirror with Lights, HOCOSY Travel Vanity Mirror with Lights, Touch Screen Switch, Dual Power Supply, Portable Tabletop Illuminated Cosmetic Mirror with Light, White • Amazon Business $9.99 30 $299.70
Mehron Makeup Creamblend All-Pro Student Makeup Kit (TV/Film) • Amazon Business $94.63 1 $94.63
USB Charger, HITRENDS 8 Ports Charging Station 50W/10A Multi Port USB Charging Hub for Multiple Devices (5ft Cord, White) • Amazon Business $19.99 4 $79.96
Mehron Makeup Celebre Pro Cream Kit (TV/Video) • Amazon Business $75.30 1 $75.30
Stage Makeup • Amazon Business $74.41 1 $74.41
Special Makeup Effects for Stage and Screen: Making and Applying Prosthetics • Amazon Business $50.47 1 $50.47
Makeup Sponge Set by Rejawece, Makeup Sponges Blender Beauty Foundation Blending Sponges, Flawless for Liquid, Cream, and Powder, Multi-colored Makeup Sponges - 6 Pcs Set • Amazon Business $7.69 6 $46.14
Foundations of Stage Makeup • Amazon Business $39.95 1 $39.95
GOLDEN APPLE, 5oz-30sets Clear Plastic Cups for Ice Cream, Dessert Cups, Snack Bowl with Dome lids no Hole • Amazon Business $9.98 4 $39.92
The Makeup Artist Handbook: Techniques for Film, Television, Photography, and Theatre • Amazon Business $37.03 1 $37.03
Extreme Costume Makeup: 25 Creepy & Cool Step-by-Step Demos • Amazon Business $34.97 1 $34.97
Mehron Makeup 5 Color Bruise Wheel for Special Effects| Movies| Halloween • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Makeup Face Charts: The Blank Workbook Paper Practice Face Charts For Professional Makeup Artists • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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