Dave Dees (Mr. D) is creating Educational Art Videos
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I am Dave Dees, known to many as Mr. D.  I have been a middle school art teacher for almost 11 years here in Baltimore, MD.  I am the type of teacher that gets along with the "bad kids" and I have been considered a favorite teacher by quite a large majority over the years (their words, not mine...  got some awards, and degrees too NBD.)  I respect the kids, and have a great passion for passing on my love for art.  I absolutely love what I do and want to do it for as long as I can!

I have been messing around with educational videos online for a few years now and recently I think I have really hit on the magical formula for all of our snapchat addicted students.  I manage to fit an entire project (exemplar, step by step, and expectation) into videos that are only 5 minutes long.  I also supplement these with 1-2 minute videos designed to be watched every day in order to remind the students what is to be done and why. 

I have been using these videos to great effect in my classroom this year.  I think they have finally gotten good enough to share with the world, not to mention the projects have been turning out fantastic due to the fact that I can go around and target the students who are struggling with certain skills and help them while the video is teaching their classmates.  It also offers great opportunities to show off the work of some of the most outstanding students.



Tiers
Kickin' in a little sumthin'
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Patron-only polls
Helpin' Out
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
  • Patreon Exclusive Video Lessons
  • Direct input on upcoming blog posts
Custom stickers 2x2Special Offer • 10 days left
Receive a few custom stickers made special by Dave Dees.
Really Helping Out
$10 or more per month 1 patron
  • Direct influence over topics of future lesson videos
  • Direct influence over future worksheets
  • 1 free downloadable lesson (upon first month paid.)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Custom stickers 2x2Special Offer • 10 days left
Receive a few custom stickers made special by Dave Dees.
People Who Rock!
$25 or more per month 1 patron
  • Free Downloadable lesson with daily instruction videos (everything you need to be able to kick up your feet and watch those students learn for a few weeks.)
  • Your name or business included in credits of videos.
  • All previous prizes (All paid after first month patron fee paid.)
Custom stickers 2x2Special Offer • 10 days left
Receive a few custom stickers made special by Dave Dees.
I just want a shirt!
$30 or more per month 0 patrons

When you are only in it for the merch, we got you!  This level has your reward,  1 Custom Designed "I Beard Art Class" Unisex Tee Shirt.

Dope A%$ Mofo's
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Custom Designed "I Beard Art Class" Unisex Tee Shirt
  • Funny and Very Personalized Video Message (to you or your student)
  • Free monthly download of lesson with daily instructional videos (everything you need to never have to plan a lesson again.)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Custom stickers 2x2Special Offer • 10 days left
Receive a few custom stickers made special by Dave Dees.
Straight O.G.'s
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
  • The Art Class Merch Bundle:  1 Custom Designed "I Beard Art Class" Unisex Tee Shirt, Stickers, and A Custom Designed Tote Bag.
  • 1 Monthly Skype Discussion about best practices using your new free lesson of the month.
  • I will review your student's works and consult about how to improve your pedagogy the next time.
  • Membership in the Lesson of the Month Club (complete with project video and daily instruction videos.)
  • Mention in a YouTube Video for more than a shout out (your students will think you are famous.)
  • My Undying Respect
  • Plus all previous rewards
Custom stickers 2x2Special Offer • 10 days left
Receive a few custom stickers made special by Dave Dees.
Goals
$4 of $100 per month
When we reach $100 per month I will upgrade my sound equipment for better videos.
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I am Dave Dees, known to many as Mr. D.  I have been a middle school art teacher for almost 11 years here in Baltimore, MD.  I am the type of teacher that gets along with the "bad kids" and I have been considered a favorite teacher by quite a large majority over the years (their words, not mine...  got some awards, and degrees too NBD.)  I respect the kids, and have a great passion for passing on my love for art.  I absolutely love what I do and want to do it for as long as I can!

I have been messing around with educational videos online for a few years now and recently I think I have really hit on the magical formula for all of our snapchat addicted students.  I manage to fit an entire project (exemplar, step by step, and expectation) into videos that are only 5 minutes long.  I also supplement these with 1-2 minute videos designed to be watched every day in order to remind the students what is to be done and why. 

I have been using these videos to great effect in my classroom this year.  I think they have finally gotten good enough to share with the world, not to mention the projects have been turning out fantastic due to the fact that I can go around and target the students who are struggling with certain skills and help them while the video is teaching their classmates.  It also offers great opportunities to show off the work of some of the most outstanding students.



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Tiers
Kickin' in a little sumthin'
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Patron-only polls
Helpin' Out
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
  • Patreon Exclusive Video Lessons
  • Direct input on upcoming blog posts
Custom stickers 2x2Special Offer • 10 days left
Receive a few custom stickers made special by Dave Dees.
Really Helping Out
$10 or more per month 1 patron
  • Direct influence over topics of future lesson videos
  • Direct influence over future worksheets
  • 1 free downloadable lesson (upon first month paid.)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Custom stickers 2x2Special Offer • 10 days left
Receive a few custom stickers made special by Dave Dees.
People Who Rock!
$25 or more per month 1 patron
  • Free Downloadable lesson with daily instruction videos (everything you need to be able to kick up your feet and watch those students learn for a few weeks.)
  • Your name or business included in credits of videos.
  • All previous prizes (All paid after first month patron fee paid.)
Custom stickers 2x2Special Offer • 10 days left
Receive a few custom stickers made special by Dave Dees.
I just want a shirt!
$30 or more per month 0 patrons

When you are only in it for the merch, we got you!  This level has your reward,  1 Custom Designed "I Beard Art Class" Unisex Tee Shirt.

Dope A%$ Mofo's
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Custom Designed "I Beard Art Class" Unisex Tee Shirt
  • Funny and Very Personalized Video Message (to you or your student)
  • Free monthly download of lesson with daily instructional videos (everything you need to never have to plan a lesson again.)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Custom stickers 2x2Special Offer • 10 days left
Receive a few custom stickers made special by Dave Dees.
Straight O.G.'s
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
  • The Art Class Merch Bundle:  1 Custom Designed "I Beard Art Class" Unisex Tee Shirt, Stickers, and A Custom Designed Tote Bag.
  • 1 Monthly Skype Discussion about best practices using your new free lesson of the month.
  • I will review your student's works and consult about how to improve your pedagogy the next time.
  • Membership in the Lesson of the Month Club (complete with project video and daily instruction videos.)
  • Mention in a YouTube Video for more than a shout out (your students will think you are famous.)
  • My Undying Respect
  • Plus all previous rewards
Custom stickers 2x2Special Offer • 10 days left
Receive a few custom stickers made special by Dave Dees.