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.
> Marilyn Juda-Orlandi