Full course description
Individuals who are blind or have low vision may feel hesitant to create art but can be successful when given the opportunity to participate. Working on creative projects helps program participants learn organizational strategies, develop tactile and spatial concepts, and practice problem-solving. The process can also build an individual’s confidence and provides a unique way to practice new skills to help them in other parts of their lives. In this course, staff from the Braille Institute guide discussions about art, define the terminology used by artists, discuss adaptations to help those who are blind or have low vision to participate, and provide demonstrations of two art projects.
This course is available for ACVREP credit only.
- Contribute to a participant's sense of confidence.
- Be a force of encouragement with your participant and help them build meaning in what they're doing through doing it together and kind of discussing the process.
- We'll talk about transferable skills also cognitive skills that the participant will be able to pick up and enhance through art making. I'm sure you'll see that there's a lot of descriptive vocabulary which can be beneficial to learn and get accustomed to since that is a mode of communicating that someone is blind or visually impaired.
- Also, through this all this articulating and describing and confidence building in the process, we really want for you to encourage and give a foundation for the participants to advocate for themselves and speak up for themselves and kind of decide what they need and what they enjoy.
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