Kelly McDonald

is creating Photography classes for creative learners with Down syndrome

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Well Done!

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$4.50
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Thank you for your interest in my classes, the learners, and my photography. Your support is very much appreciated.

As a thank you, every month you’ll receive a high resolution photo from one of my learners. Your support means so much!
  • High-res Photo

Count Me In

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$8.50
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So grateful that you’re on board! These classes mean so much to my learners. Please know that you are helping them greatly.

As a ‘thank you’ for your support, you’ll receive a monthly update, a high resolution photo from one of my learners, and an exclusive photo from me. There also will be surprises from me and my creative friends.

I'll count you in!
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  • Monthly Update
  • Surprises!

Support the Learners

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$16.50
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It means a lot knowing that you wish to support my learners at this level.

My learners love new experiences. My classes offer opportunity for growth and discovery. Your support will give more learners that opportunity.

I’ve some great ideas for benefits at this level, but I’m keeping it a surprise. They will be fun and varied.

At a minimum, you’ll receive a monthly update, two photos from my learners, and two exclusive photos from me. And we'll have more surprises from my creative family and friends. 

Again, I am incredibly grateful. Thank you on behalf of my learners!
  • High-res Photo
  • Monthly Update
  • Work-in-progress/Behind-the-scenes
  • Surprises!
  • More Surprises!

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About Kelly McDonald

Hello. Thank you for being here.

I am an Ottawa-based photographer with a love of floral photography. In September 2021, I will be starting the two-year Photographic Arts and Production Diploma at SPAO (The School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa). My goal is to teach photography.

I have been active within the local Down syndrome community for some time. For one year, I was the photography instructor for a school-based program designed for learners with Down syndrome.

Following that, I became involved with DS Force, a group of young adults with Down syndrome who provide support and encouragement to each other. We meet regularly; at the moment virtually.

I am very dedicated to this community. I even have a three-arrow chevron tattoo on my hand. This represents the three 21st chromosomes that result in Down syndrome. The arrows represent how the parents of these children move forward.

I offer photography classes to members of this community. Photography offers my students a means of expression that they may find difficult through words. I find their photos to have a unique world view. At times, the photos can be incredibly striking.

With the support of my patrons, I will be able to offer these classes at no cost to the families, and expand my range of classes. As a result, more young people and adults will benefit from my classes. That’s a good feeling.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you for considering supporting my endeavours. I truly hope that you will become a patron and support my learners.

Kelly
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 8 exclusive posts
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