Art therapist Laila Adle shares her ideas for art activities for students who are blind or visually impaired, including:
- Collages with items from the natural world (leaves, twigs, etc.) or recycled/found objects
- Lightbox art -- finger painting on the light box (covering it first with a clear or white plastic bag)
- Print making with results that are tactile, using colors with high contrast
- Plastic models of fish
- Painting with the unexpected
There are many ways in which art activities overlap with the development of literacy skills, including increasing fine motor and tactile abilities, talking & writing about what one has created, working with others, communicating ideas, and more!