Art is traditionally a very visual experience. When visiting museums, attendees are encouraged to look, but not touch the art. This creates a disadvantage for individuals with visual impairments who usually rely on other senses to explore things around them. Outlook Enrichment is supporting Dr. Jeremy Johnson, UNO Professor of Art Education, in offering a series of 4 summer workshops that challenge the notion of art by putting the power of creativity in the hands of the visually impaired themselves. Participants will receive instruction from artists who have been trained in working with individuals who are visually impaired. Each workshop will feature a different method of creating tactile art, art that can be experienced through touch.
Whether you’ve been creating art for years, or if this is your first time stepping into an art studio, all levels of art experience are welcome. These workshops are suited for teens through adults with all levels of visual impairment and for those who have attended in previous years or never before.
All workshops will be held at the Weber Fine Arts Building, Room 128, on the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Dodge Campus, located at 6505 University Drive South.
Check back in Summer 2021 for a full schedule of classes.