Helen Keller was born June 27, 1880. The fact that she was deafblind didn't stop her from living a truly inspirational life! She assured us that "the simplest way to be happy is to do good!" In honor of her birthday, we have an opportunity to "do good" by supporting a good cause! Creating With Blind Abandon is hosting a fundraising opportunity with Scentsy! All funds raised will be used to purchase art supplies for a free art program for students who are blind or have low vision.
Helen Keller was born June 27, 1880. The fact that she was deafblind didn't stop her from living a truly inspirational life! She assured us that "the simplest way to be happy is to do
Creating With Blind Abandon is a free art program for students who are blind or who have low vision that cannot be corrected with glasses. The directors and staff include Certified Teachers of Students with Visual Impairment (CTVI), Braillists, Certified Special Education teachers, and other adult members. Beginning June 15, 2019, we will be meeting the third Saturday of the month at the Metropolitan Multi-Services Center, 1475 W Gray St, Houston, TX 77019. However, we may occasionally have a scheduling conflict with other planned programming at the center. We post our meeting information on our website on the "Meetings and Events" tab and on our Facebook page. You can also email us for additional information.
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, including blindness or low vision that cannot be corrected with glasses, who would like to express himself/herself creatively! We would love to see this program reach students throughout the Houston and surrounding areas by relocating our meetings to the Metropolitan Multi- Services Center in central Houston!
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, participated in the Houston White Cane Day celebration, participated in the HAVIN Expo, and have been featured in TSBVI TX Sensbilites newsletters in both the Summer 2018 and Summer 2019 editions. Who knows! Maybe one day we will open our own tactile museum! We dare to dream!
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.
Meeting Location: Metropolitan Multi- Services Center 1475 W Gray St, Houston, TX 77019
We usually meet the third Saturday of the month from 2-4.
Occasionally, there is a scheduling conflict with the center.
Please check with our "Meetings and Events" for exact meeting dates.