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Mrs. Harms from Boutte LA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Theatre Costuming: Design It! Build It!

My students need the proper materials to continue learning costume design and construction. Sewing machines and sewing tables along with an adjustable dress form will allow them to create and build costumes for our productions.

  • $714 goal

This project expired on November 24, 2018.

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My Students

My students are lovers of theatre and study all aspects of theatrical storytelling: script analysis, acting, scenic design, costume design, lighting design, sound design, as well as theatrical marketing and business management. I am constantly seeking ways to bring more authenticity to their creative processes so that they can see their ideas brought to life on stage. My students appreciate the collaborative nature of theatre and value all performance and technical contributions to our shows. By studying theatre, my students are better able to understand the human experience and become valuable contributors to society and their community.

My Project

With the addition of two sewing machine stations and a dress form to our design studio, students will be able to create costumes that meet the specific needs of each school production. They will also learn how to alter and mend existing costumes in our stock. Having our own costume shop will give us more independence within the production process as well as prepare students to pursue careers in costume or fashion design. I would love to see a student sketch a costume design idea and then be able to build that costume, fit it to an actor, and see it worn on stage in front of an audience. The autonomy and empowerment would provide a memorable learning experience for individual students while contributing to our overall collaborative effort.

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

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This project will reach 75 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Studio Designs 13362 Eclipse Hobby Sewing Center In black/White Black/White • Amazon Business $106.42 2 $212.84
Brother Sewing Machine, XM1010, 10-Stitch Sewing Machine, Portable Sewing Machine, 10 Built-In Stitches, 4 Included Sewing Feet, 25-Year Limited Warranty • Amazon Business $99.00 2 $198.00
Singer Small/Medium Dress Form DF250 13 Individual Adjustments, 33-41" Bust, 25-33" Waist, 36-44" Hips, 15"+ Neck/Back, Hem Marker and Pin Cushion, Blue • Amazon Business $112.14 1 $112.14

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