A new exhibition was opened 29th August at the National Museum of Iceland. The exhibition represents art pieces made by blind and visually impaired children.
Since the summer of 2005 the Reykjavik School of Visual Art has held special courses for blind and visually impaired children. These courses have been held in collaboration with either Sjónstöð Íslands (Visual Aid Centre for the Visually Impaired) or the Parent Committee of The Association of the Blind.
The goal is to offer students a creative outlet on their own terms and strengths within the diverse environment of the school. The works of blind and visually impaired children have been a great addition to the assortment of works in the school.
The lessons focused on working with different scales, having both large and small works, and unexpected and diverse materials in order to boost the students´ imagination and to play on each child´s strengths.
Materials used were rope, thread, cord, yarn, elastic, wicker, plaster, colours, paper and string.
The students formed, tugged, nailed, sewed, braided, unravelled, threaded, stretched, clapped, kneaded, screwed, poked, drew, and examined.