Touch and be touched

Touch and be touched Tactile Stimulation – Anything touched and anything that touches us can be stimulating. Every solid object has texture, temperature, shape. Balls in a collection can be smooth or rough, hard or soft, furry or…not. The sense of touch also includes the differentiation and recognition of temperature, pain, and body position (proprioception). […]

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How to make adaptions to make art accessible to blind students in the class-room/studio.

There are relatively easy adaptations to the creative art program in order to make it accessible to students who are blind or visually impaired. While younger students typically participate in creative art within the classroom, most school age students take advantage of this time for an inclusive opportunity with typically developing peers. Whether art activities […]

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Reflection on Aesthetics and Tactile Touch, Smell and Taste and my Artworks

  Abstract Modern aesthetics regards sight and hearing as the only senses which were able to produce art. Touch, smell and taste might offer pleasant stimuli, but can never achieve the status of art objects. What are the arguments for this rejection, and are they still sustainable? This paper focuses on the general and specific […]

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My final year proposal

  Introduction A quick introduction for everyone, I am Justine Raith, a mature and visually impaired BA (Hons) Fine Art Student and an Ambassador for “Galloway’s Society for the Blind”, a winning artist in the RWS Contemporary Landscape Artist Competition, 2017, Wild Card in Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2016 and 2017, Winner […]

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An Interview with Justine Raith about: “Eye Can” – An evaluation of what is available and required to enable the blind to live independent lives.

The Author This thesis is compiled by Roger William Livesey, a social scientist. Credits The thesis owes gratitude to “Galloways Society for the Blind” and a service user (I shall call X), now an Ambassador for “Galloways Society for the Blind” and an established national and international artist with a large following and client base. Ethics […]

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