Expressions of Interest: Sculpture Course for the Visually Impaired

Exciting news! After the success of our sculpture course for the visually impaired, we are delighted to announce that we are now accepting expressions of interest for the September intake.

The course is run by Fighting Blindness, in partnership with Cork College of Further Education and Training (F.E.T.) and is led by the talented artist, Krzysztof Rosa.

Join us for a 10-week multi-sensory art journey starting in September 2024.

For those living with visual impairment, exploring the world of fine art may seem challenging, but on this groundbreaking sculpture course, there is no requirement for previous art experience!

Krzysztof has made a beautiful documentary about the participants of the course and it gives a wonderful sense of what to expect in terms of outcomes. Listen/watch here:

Course Details:

When: September 2024 for ten weeks. The exact date and time TBC.

Where: Douglas Street Campus, Cork College of Further Education and Training (F.E.T.)

Course fee: FREE

Meet the Facilitator: Krzysztof Rosa

Our course facilitator, Krzysztof Rosa, is not only a skilled artist but also a passionate advocate for making art accessible to all. With a deep appreciation for the sensory experience of art, Krzysztof is committed to creating an inclusive environment where participants can explore their creativity and artistic expression.

You can listen to our interview with Krzysztof here, in conversation with our Head of Support Services, Marta O’Connor.

The Multi-Sensory Experience:

What makes this Sculpture Course truly unique is its focus on creating a multi-sensory experience. Visual impairment should not be a barrier to experiencing the beauty of art. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with various materials, shapes, and textures, allowing them to craft their sculptures guided by touch, smell, and sound.

How to Enroll:

For inquiries and expressions of interest, please reach out to us by emailing us:

Insight@fightingblindness.ie

You can also phone us directly on 01 674 6496.

Our team is here to answer any questions you may have and assist you in joining this creative and unique journey.

Why This Course Matters:

This innovative collaboration between Fighting Blindness and Cork College of F.E.T. represents a significant step towards making the world of art accessible to all. Through this course, participants can develop their artistic skills, experience the joy of creation, and gain a deeper connection to the world of fine art.

Run in conjunction with Cork College of FET, Douglas Street.

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