Kamloops Community Discovery – November

Kamloops and surrounding area families are invited to paint and sculpt with Blind Beginnings

Six young children stand in front of canvases with paintbrushes in their hands and paint splattered all over the room.

What:  Come out and celebrate Autumn with this opportunity to put your creative energy into painting and sculpting at a professional Art Studio and with the mentorship of studio artists!  Be sure to wear clothing that is comfortable and paintable, as you will likely need to be prepared to wear a little paint or clay.  Hope to see you there!

When: Saturday, November 25, 2017

Time: 2:00 to 3:30 pm

Where: 4 CATS Art Studio – 250 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC

Who: Children and youth who are blind or partially sighted and their sighted siblings and parents

Please RSVP by Thursday May 4 by emailing shawn@blindbeginnings.ca or contact our Kamloops Program Coordinator and Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments – Mary Anderson mandersonbrailletales@gmail.com  – cell # 250-280-2330.  Please include the names of all who will be attending and the ages of all children.

A red, an orange, a pink, and a yellow paper mache cat with pipe cleaners for whiskers and Styrofoam balls for big bulging eyes, sit on a ledge.

Note:  All participants must be members of Blind Beginnings.  The annual cost to become a member is $25 for a family.  Members can attend all Blind Beginnings programs at no additional cost.  Please fill out your membership information on our website at www.blindbeginnings.ca.

If you have any questions or require further information about Blind Beginnings please call Shawn Marsolais toll free at: 1-866-736-8620.

Why?

The purpose of the Community Discovery outings are to provide activities and opportunities for families to connect, build confidence, learn concepts and shift perceptions through new shared  experiences. Since 2008, Blind Beginnings families have had the opportunity to participate in community outings that provide children who are blind or partially sighted with real-life, hands-on opportunities to learn about basic concepts, have a wide range of unique experiences, and discover their own capacities.  Some examples of our outings include; visits to several farms including an Urban farm with honey bees, trips to audio-described live theatre productions complete with opportunities to feel some of the props and meet the cast, tours of businesses including; Descriptive Video Works, and Skytrain headquarters, learn to row clinics, and day trips to Playland.  Most outings include extra time for hands on sensory exploration.