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Why teach art activities to children who are blind and partially sighted?

Presented on Tuesday 17 March 2009

Content

Through the activity of art one can learn to work with a variety of materials, processes and tools. The role of the teacher is to stimulate awareness and encourage the child to explore creative possibilities and experiences. This was a practical workshop which looked at both the process and product.

Margaret Simpson works at The Royal Blind School. She is an experienced art teacher who has worked with children and young people with a range of visual impairment and additional physical and learning difficulties.

Restrictions: Maximum of 10 participants.

Target Audience: peripatetic teachers of the visually Impaired, class teachers and classroom assistants from Primary, Secondary, or Special Schools working with children and young people with a visual impairment and may have additional support needs.

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Presenter: Margaret Simpson, The Royal Blind School, Edinburgh

Programme

10 am Range of materials and activities which encourage participation and exploration. Margaret Simpson

Practical activities.

practical activities

1.30 pm Creative activities based on tactile experiences. Margaret Simpson

Practical activities.

practical activities