Creating With
Blind Abandon

Art program for students who are blind or visually impaired

Help Our Cause

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.

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FUNDRAISER - 30 oz RTIC Tumbler (front/back view)

$20 local delivery, $25 if mailed (to cover postage)

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!

About Us

How We Began

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 Artists

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!

Our Goal

 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!

Out and About

CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO GO TO THE YOUTUBE VIDEO

2018 Houston Art Car Parade

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.

ABC 13 Interview

Prior to participating in the parade, we were so excited about ABC 13 coming to film our group as we prepared for the parade!  CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO GO TO THE VIDEO.

TSBVI Artical featuring CWBA

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!

To Be Visually Impaired

Videos That Inspire

Roy Nachum gets it!

John Bramblitt paints with imagination! Incredible!

Meetings and Events

Second Saturday of the month! Please join us! The program is free to participants!

No upcoming events.

Contact Us

Creating With Blind Abandon

P. O. Box 2403, New Caney, Texas 77357

Meeting Location: R. B. Tullis Library, 21569 U.S. 59, New Caney

Hours

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.