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  • thoverso
    Hi all- Just wondering if any of you have experience with teaching art to blind students? I have a co-hort who will be teaching art to a gal in high school and
    Message 1 of 5 , May 5, 2010
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      Hi all-

      Just wondering if any of you have experience with teaching art to blind students? I have a co-hort who will be teaching art to a gal in high school and she is looking for suggestions. She already has a couple of ideas to work with puff paints and yarn to draw with.

      Thanks-Teresa H
    • Cheryl Hancock
      It is important to check on the actual degree of blindness. I have had two students with visual impairment- one has a condition in which the eyes flicker,
      Message 2 of 5 , May 5, 2010
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        It is important to check on the actual degree of blindness. I have had two students with visual impairment- one has a condition in which the eyes flicker, twitch constantly and so everything she sees is like a fuzzy tv screen , the other boy I know had to hold his work up so close so he could see it.  Both had teacher assistants who did the difficult work for them. They do the same art work as the mainstream students but with help. The girl works now independently with no help. The boy who was very talented is now at high school so unsure of how he is going in his art. 
        Certainly the use of texture is important, 3D is also important. I am sure there must be schools who specialise in this area. They are able to manipulate clay etc. The other students in the class were also very good at helping too!!!

        Cheers Cheryl H
        Perth Australia

        On Thu, May 6, 2010 at 12:56 AM, thoverso <instinct@...> wrote:
         

        Hi all-

        Just wondering if any of you have experience with teaching art to blind students? I have a co-hort who will be teaching art to a gal in high school and she is looking for suggestions. She already has a couple of ideas to work with puff paints and yarn to draw with.

        Thanks-Teresa H




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        Cheryl Hancock
        Cooper, Dior and Charisma
        Perth Australia
      • aliteachesart
        I had a blind student that could see some aspects of light and dark, so he used my light box under drawings and black and white paper. He did all the lessons
        Message 3 of 5 , May 6, 2010
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          I had a blind student that could see some aspects of light and dark, so he used my light box under drawings and black and white paper. He did all the lessons with collage materials and would Brail his art responses. I went to a drawing exhibition at the Cummer Museum in FL that showed wonderful contour drawings by a blind women drawing group. They were fabulous. ALi k-4 ny




          --- In art_education@yahoogroups.com, "thoverso" <instinct@...> wrote:
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          > Hi all-
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          > Just wondering if any of you have experience with teaching art to blind students? I have a co-hort who will be teaching art to a gal in high school and she is looking for suggestions. She already has a couple of ideas to work with puff paints and yarn to draw with.
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          > Thanks-Teresa H
          >
        • icreatemore
          I just invited a blind girl to be in my pre-advanced art next year. I have worked with her before and loved her art. Anything that I have asked her to
          Message 4 of 5 , May 8, 2010
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            I just invited a blind girl to be in my pre-advanced art next year. I have worked with her before and loved her art. Anything that I have asked her to do...she has jumped right in. Right now I'm having her to draw on Sketch board. She is doing three pieces...cat in house; cat in tree and cat in yard. With her magnify glass she can see the edges. She is a master on texture and loves to use a ruler. When she runs into a problem she ask for my input and we discuss it. We tried some clay but it was boring for her. When she finishes some of her new pieces I will pass them on. Years ago when I was exhibiting, I did several pieces of Word Art using braille. It was interesting and will introduce her to the idea to see if she is interested.
            CA
            Middle School Art

            --- In art_education@yahoogroups.com, "aliteachesart" <abenton@...> wrote:
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            > I had a blind student that could see some aspects of light and dark, so he used my light box under drawings and black and white paper. He did all the lessons with collage materials and would Brail his art responses. I went to a drawing exhibition at the Cummer Museum in FL that showed wonderful contour drawings by a blind women drawing group. They were fabulous. ALi k-4 ny
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            > --- In art_education@yahoogroups.com, "thoverso" <instinct@> wrote:
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            > > Hi all-
            > >
            > > Just wondering if any of you have experience with teaching art to blind students? I have a co-hort who will be teaching art to a gal in high school and she is looking for suggestions. She already has a couple of ideas to work with puff paints and yarn to draw with.
            > >
            > > Thanks-Teresa H
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          • Kathleen Maledon
            I have found that legally blind students do very well with anything of high contrast. Aside from the textured activittites, use a heavy blk marker first and
            Message 5 of 5 , May 9, 2010
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              I have found that legally blind students do very well with anything of high contrast.  Aside from the textured activittites,
              use a heavy blk marker first and then have them add color.  For the most part, it is the act of doing, rather than
              the finished project (in elem art).  kathy
              On May 5, 2010, at 6:49 PM, Cheryl Hancock wrote:

              It is important to check on the actual degree of blindness. I have had two students with visual impairment- one has a condition in which the eyes flicker, twitch constantly and so everything she sees is like a fuzzy tv screen , the other boy I know had to hold his work up so close so he could see it.  Both had teacher assistants who did the difficult work for them. They do the same art work as the mainstream students but with help. The girl works now independently with no help. The boy who was very talented is now at high school so unsure of how he is going in his art. 

              Certainly the use of texture is important, 3D is also important. I am sure there must be schools who specialise in this area. They are able to manipulate clay etc. The other students in the class were also very good at helping too!!!

              Cheers Cheryl H
              Perth Australia

              On Thu, May 6, 2010 at 12:56 AM, thoverso <instinct@bitstream. net> wrote:
               

              Hi all-

              Just wondering if any of you have experience with teaching art to blind students? I have a co-hort who will be teaching art to a gal in high school and she is looking for suggestions. She already has a couple of ideas to work with puff paints and yarn to draw with.

              Thanks-Teresa H




              -- 
              Cheryl Hancock
              Cooper, Dior and Charisma
              Perth Australia


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