Art program for students who are blind or visually impaired
Your support and contributions will enable us to continue our program, as it is free to all of the participants. Your generous donation is greatly appreciated.
We are raising funds to pay the fee associated with filing for IRS Nonprofit Status. With this status, our organization will be able to apply for funding through grants that are only available to those with nonprofit status. Since this program is free to participants and largely funded by the teachers in the program, having this status will help us to keep the program going!
To order, please click on the Donate button, add a note that it is for the cup, and your address. Your support is immensely appreciated!
My name is Katherine Trimm, and I am a Teacher of Students With Visual Impairments (CTVI). Over the years, I have had so many students who love art, but do not usually have the opportunity to express themselves creatively! Linda Brown, a Braillist, and I decided that it was time for a change! Together we researched artistic opportunities for our students to no avail! We resolved that our students could become the tactile artists that we could not find! With the help of some wonderful people, we saw our vision come alive!
Our program is open to any student with a visual impairment who would like to express himself/herself creatively! We currently have students participating from Kingwood, Humble, Porter, New Caney, Conroe, The Woodlands, and Cy-Fair! We would love to see this program reach students throughout the Houston and surrounding areas!
We continue on our never-ending quest for accessible art venues for our students. Unfortunately, in the vast cultural city of Houston, tactile art exhibits cannot be found! We will continue participating in as many events as we can find, so that everyone will see that even the visually impaired love to experience art! So far, we have been featured on ABC Channel 13 for our participation in the Houston Art Car Parade! We plan to participate in the Houston White Cane Day celebration in October. Who knows! Maybe one day we will open our own tactile museum! We dare to dream!
Here is the link for the ABC 13 YouTube Video for the whole parade. Enjoy watching it all, or skip forward to 53:06 to see our kids! To get to the video, CLICK ON THE PICTURE OF THE TRUCK.
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI) Tx SenseAbilities Summer 2018 Newsletter features an article about Creating With Blind Abandon! We are so hopeful that more kids will learn about this program and join us!
CLICK ON THE TSBVI PICTURE TO SEE THE ARTICLE!
Roy Nachum gets it!
John Bramblitt paints with imagination! Incredible!
Second Saturday of the month! Please join us! The program is free to participants!
P. O. Box 2403, New Caney, Texas 77357
Meeting Location: R. B. Tullis Library, 21569 U.S. 59, New Caney
We usually meet the second Saturday of the month from 2-4.
Occasionally, there is a scheduling conflict with the library.
Please see library meeting room schedule or check with our website or Facebook for exact meeting dates.