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 1 hour of ACVREP credit.