£8,400 to give visually impaired people opportunities to develop creative skills.
VIS-ABLE was set up with the aim of providing training for visually impaired people in the creative arts. ‘Vision without Sight,’ is a 12 week course where students learn sculpture, pottery and ceramics. The course aims to encourage students to produce high quality work for sale and exhibition.
‘Vision without Sight ‘is a two- fold programme covering both business training and traditional creative production skills. The main difficulties faced by visually impaired people is that mainstream arts activities and training courses lack the low vision adapted equipment needed for those with a visual impairment. Through this programme, students can explore techniques of tactile and three-dimensional art and showcase their work at exhibitions, arts and craft fairs and local art competitions.