University of Edinburgh

The Importance of Art in the Curriculum for Blind and Visually Impaired Children and Young People

Presented on Tuesday 4 March 2008


List all of the activities under the appropriate heading below and discuss.

1 Art for observation and recollection:
To encourage children to perceive and describe their world in more detail.




2. Art for creative expression:
To encourage the use of imagination; to draw on personal emotions and feelings.




3. Art activities following instruction:
To help use different movements or actions; to develop the sense of touch or learn a new process or procedure; to teach safe handling; to direct; to help experience a sense of gratification and satisfaction by completing a task.




4. Learning a skill:
To help build up a range of skills and techniques.