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Trace what you see with the larger, easier-to-use next generation camera lucida. From the team that brought you the NeoLucida.
Trace what you see with the larger, easier-to-use next generation camera lucida. From the team that brought you the NeoLucida.
Trace what you see with the larger, easier-to-use next generation camera lucida. From the team that brought you the NeoLucida.
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TWO NEW Rewards!

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Thanks to the overwhelming response so far the NeoLucida XL, I’m proud to announce TWO NEW NeoLucida XL Reward Tiers!

Your pledge for NeoLucida XL at these two tiers will support NeoLucida donations to US public Middle and High School art programs in need.

  • At $5, your pledge will go towards the cost of NeoLucida XLs to be donated to public school art programs. (Note: you can select this reward and pledge any amount above $5. As long as you select this pledge, any money in this reward tier will go towards NeoLucidas for schools.)
  • At $105, you will "Get One/Give One." You get a NeoLucida XL delivered to you, just as with the $60 tier. I will also send one NeoLucida XL to a public school art program in the United States. (It can even be in your name, if you wish!)

After the success of the 2013 NeoLucida Kickstarter, I spent a lot of time giving workshops and demonstrations around the world. I saw first hand hundreds of people get that little spark of inspiration as they thought: "Maybe this can help me start to draw!" The most impactful experiences were workshops with children and young adults. Most kids draw, and many give up when it becomes frustrating or their artistic aspirations outpace their skill level. Dozens of students who tried the NeoLucida suddenly found new possibilities for their developing artistic skills. They seemed motivated to draw more. 

This was a driving force in making the NeoLucida XL: make the NeoLucida easier to use to help young artists keep drawing. And now with the ongoing success of the campaign we can—as a community of drawing enthusiasts—give more NeoLucidas to more students and keep them inspired. 

Middle school students at a NeoLucida workshop in their art class, Charlotte, North Carolina
Middle school students at a NeoLucida workshop in their art class, Charlotte, North Carolina

 

A NeoLucida workshop at a summer camp for developmentally challenged children, Valdai, Russia.
A NeoLucida workshop at a summer camp for developmentally challenged children, Valdai, Russia.

Some FAQ

I've already backed NeoLucida XL and want to participate in the "Get One/Give One" Reward Tier. Can I change my pledge?

You can adjust your pledge via Kickstarter. If you are logged in and visit the NeoLucida XL campaign page, you can click on "Manage My Pledge" in the top right of the page. Here you can change your pledge from your current tier to "Get One Give One." As with all Kickstarter Campaigns, you will not be charged until the campaign ends on 02 June 2017. 

I know a school art program in need of a NeoLucida XL. Can I tell you where to send one? 

If you know an art teacher in a school who could use a NeoLucida XL, or maybe you know some students who would love one in their class, send me a message via Kickstarter or email pablo [at] neolucida [dot] com. I welcome nominations of worthy schools and teachers and will announce the schools later this year when NeoLucida XLs are ready to ship. 

If you really really want your school to get some NeoLucidas, you can always pledge for the Draw-With-A-Friend two-pack or the Classroom Pack six-pack and donate them! Or, if you are really a superfan and want to give your school the VIP treatment, consider the Workshop Reward, where I will fly to your school and give a workshop and lecture plus leave you ten NeoLucida XLs! 

I want to pledge more than $5 and want that money to go to this awesome donation program. Can I do that? 

Yes! As long as you pledge at least $5, you can select the reward tier and then enter the amount. Any money I collect in this tier will go towards supplying NeoLucidas for schools. 

This is awesome. But is it tax deductible? 

No. As NeoLucida, LLC is not a charitable organization, your pledge (whole or in part) is NOT eligible for tax deductions. But that's OK: we do it for the kids, not the tax break! :)

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    1. Pablo Garcia 3-time creator on May 4, 2017

      @Minoru TODA: I worked with Kickstarter to make sure these new rewards were in keeping with their terms of service. They approved it as it is NOT giving money from the campaign to a charitable organization. Since I am providing NeoLucida XL directly to the schools, it is in line with other "Get One Give One" crowdfunding campaigns.

    2. Minoru TODA on May 4, 2017

      I was about to post a link to the kickstarter rules for "Projects can’t fundraise for charity."
      If you are donating NeoLucida XL, I suppose that is okay.

    3. Pablo Garcia 3-time creator on May 4, 2017

      @Mark Johnston: Good question. I say go ahead and adjust your pledge and I will assume that anything over the reward level will go towards the donation pool. For example, if someone pledges $70 for the $60 reward tier, I will assume this is $10 to go towards the donation program.

    4. Mark Johnston
      Superbacker
      on May 4, 2017

      How about for those of us who would like to contribute towards Neolucidas for schools, but generally want to stay with our current pledge? Would it cause big issues for you if (for example) I added $5 to my pledge, that I wanted to go to the fund for schools?