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Re: Teaching art to a legally blind student

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ARopple_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Tue Sep 25 2001 - 17:17:20 PDT


How about adapting projects to be three dimensional? Instead of 2D
perspective, she works in relief? maybe a collage of layers of cardboard so
she can feel the shapes rather then draw them? The idea of perspective might
not make sense if doesn't have sight experience. Clay would also be
fantastic. Check in with her other teachers, her parents, and the
guidance/sped people overseeing her IEP for insight. I once had a student
who was leagally blind and he LOVED to paint. He made bright red portraits
of Power Rangers (popular at that time.) Very abstract! He had a ball making
them. See what creative directions she might be heading towards.
Amy R.

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