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Re:[teacherartexchange] blind painter


From: Jenny Watlington (pritchard1_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Aug 16 2005 - 06:16:35 PDT

   About blindness, I think this link has been posted here before, but not
everyone may have seen it (no pun intended). It is about a blind painter.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jean King" <>
To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
Sent: Tuesday, August 16, 2005 6:51 AM
Subject: RE: [teacherartexchange] mixed classes

> Good morning!
> I have a book titled "A Brush with Darkness: Learning to Paint After
> Losing My Sight" by Lisa Fittipaldi. It came out in 2004.
> Please note that I said I have it, not I've read it. It could be
> Insightful.
> I just went back to the first day of kids yesterday and I'm amazed that
> I could find anything this morning!
> Jean in hot, humid Houston
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Randy Menninghaus []
> Sent: Tuesday, August 16, 2005 4:28 AM
> To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
> Subject: [teacherartexchange] mixed classes
> this is directed to Debbie,
> I am entering my second year of having a legally blind student.With
> corrected vision she is 20/400/ She will be blind very soon. The loss
> of
> sight is pretty much of a medical mystery. Even though I teach a mostly
> visual class she signed up for Art 2.
> I am directing this to every one. It will be an interesting year. I
> would
> like start a strand of how this works in other peoples classes. Are
> there
> any art teaching texts for teaching one blind student in the midst of 20
> sighted?
> Currently I make all handouts point 24, she sits in front of the t.v.
> for
> videos. I have alternative assignments for she when we do still lifes.
> What was difficult last year was she was placed in the period 7 yahoo
> art
> one class full of students who really had issues.
> She really doesn't care much for clay. However the reality is when her
> sight goes entirely, the concept of drawing and painting is going to
> change.
> We do have a team, and things like the text on tape, and an expert is
> available.
> Randy in foggy Maine
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