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October is Art Beyond Sight Awareness Month at the Dallas Museum of Art

October is Art Beyond Sight Awareness Month, organized by Art Education for the Blind to make art and culture a part of life for adults and children affected by sight loss. The Dallas Museum of Art is pleased to participate in this month of special activities and to host John Bramblitt as the Visiting Artist of the Month in the Center for Creative Connections. Bramblitt will join us for a variety of programming that will include hands-on activities, ways of seeing art without vision, gallery discussions, art-making, and demonstrations of his process, and life as a blind painter. His workshops are unique in the art world in that they not only span the gap between beginning and professional artists, but also include adaptive techniques for people with disabilities.

Sightless Studio Creations
Saturday, October 2
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Studio, Center for Creative Connections
FREE
Workshops begin every 45 minutes, space is limited.

Learn new ways of painting! Instead of using eyesight, families will rely on their imagination, creativity, memory, and sense of touch to create a unique painting. During the workshop, participants will have the chance to discuss the process of painting with artist John Bramblitt.

Arturo’s Art & Me: Use Your Senses
Wednesday, October 6; Thursday, October 7; or Saturday, October 9
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Class size is limited to 15 pairs. To register, call 214-922-1822.
Members free/nonmembers $10 (per pair)

Children ages 3-5 and their favorite grown-up will look at works of art together, read a story in the galleries, and do a sightless art-making activity in the C3 Studio.

Family Art Workshop: How to See Art with Your Eyes Closed
Saturday, October 16
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Members free/Nonmembers $10 (per family)
Class size is limited to forty people.
To register, call 214-922-1312

Spend time in the galleries with John Bramblitt and practice the art of description. After exploring works of art with the senses, join John in the C3 Studio for a special sightless art-making activity.

Homeschool Class for Families: Sight Unseen
Thursday, October 28, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Members free/ nonmembers $10 (per family)
Class size is limited to forty people. To register, call 214-922-1822

Designed for children ages 6-12, parents and children will talk about works of art in the galleries with John Bramblitt, participate in blindfolded activities as a family, and create a sensory work of art in the C3 Studio.

Thursday Night Live!
Join us every Thursday for a new experience! Drop in the Center for Creative Connections at the Dallas Museum of Art. In recognition of Art Beyond Sight Awareness Month, all programs will accommodate visitors with visual impairment. All Thursday Night Live programs are free with paid admission.

Think Creatively
Thursday, October 7
6:30–8:30 p.m.

Join creativity expert Magdalena Grohman and artist John Bramblitt for this workshop where we practice creative thinking tools to expand your imagination, then transforming your ideas to an art project. All ages and abilities are welcome.

Tech Lab: Open Lab
Thursday, October 14
6:30–8:30 p.m.

Join us for a hands-on program with John Bramblitt in the Tech Lab where art and technology meet. All ages and abilities are welcome.

Artist Workshop: Process
Thursday, October 21
6:30 p.m.
Pre-registration is preferred; call 214-922-1311

Drop in and try a new technique with visiting artist, John Bramblitt to expand your artistic imagination. All ages and abilities are welcome.

Drawing from the Galleries
Thursday, October 28
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Draw or sketch works of art from the collection without seeing them! Learn about visual description and hear about John Bramblitt’s process for drawing without vision. All ages and abilities are welcome.

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