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Re: Blind students

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Teresa Tipton (
Fri, 6 Sep 1996 06:10:55 -0700 (PDT)

Hi Marilyn - another variation on this ida is to have an object under a
box with an opening for one person to put their hands in, but not view
what's inside; they sit with a partner and describe outloud what the
object feels like; the other person has to draw what's being described -
then you lift up the box and both people compare what was felt/drawn with
what it is. Then you switch. Good for high school students. You can bring
the objects or have students bring objects in brown paper bags for you to
place in the boxes. When they're finished, you have both parties close
their eyes and replace an object or you have extra boxes for the switching
- whatever works for the numbers you have. Or they can draw from a bag
without looking and put the object inside the box...

Teresa Tipton

P.S. Thanks for the contact in Prague!

On Fri, 6 Sep 1996, JudaOrlandi, Marilyn (TCDI) wrote:

> For Stephen E. Parsons:
> Just a suggestion for your blind student. This is a lesson that I did with
> my class, only I had to blindfold them to do it, so I am sure it would be
> adaptable for your student.
> It was a lesson on textures. The students were blindfolded, and I then put
> objects with very different textures into their hands: (for example: a
> piece of sandpaper, a corncob, a sponge, a piece of velvet, a ball of yarn,
> a brick, an onion, an oak leaf, a pine cone, a piece of tree bark etc....)
> The exercise was to feel with their hands what the texture felt like and
> try to describe it. Then, still with their eyes closed try to draw the
> texture as they felt it on a piece of paper with a crayon or pencil....The
> exercise continued to then take the blindfold off and draw the texture of
> the object by observing it. The idea was not to draw the object itself but
> render a sample of the texture.
> These samples were then cut out and a collage was made of the various
> textures. The whole idea was to make the students more aware of different
> kinds of surfaces when drawing etc. because they tend to "color in"
> everything they do in the same manner whether it be a tree trunk or the
> surface of water or whatever.
> Ciao,
> Marilyn Juda-Orlandi