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The First Week of Summer Means Lots of Firsts

The First Week of Summer Means Lots of Firsts

No matter what the calendar says, it’s the first week of summer. The temps are in the 90s, the garden is being planted and summer staff are shadowing their ITP staff counterparts. Friday 25 teenagers (summer students) begin arriving and on Monday the elementary Confidence Camp kids start too. So here’s another first or two.… Continue Reading The First Week of Summer Means Lots of Firsts

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#Accessible #TactileArt with @ArtACunningham at @DenverArtMuseum on “@_EyesOnSuccess

Ann explores tactile art with a group of blind students at the Denver Art Museum

Our long-time art instructor and national leader in tactile access to art and science Ann Cunningham was in the artists’ make-a-space at the Denver Art Museum (DAM) in February. A group from the Colorado Center for the Blind visited DAM and Ann’s exhibit and art-making on February 9. The collaboration between DAM and Ann caught… Continue Reading #Accessible #TactileArt with @ArtACunningham at @DenverArtMuseum on “@_EyesOnSuccess

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One Whole Day for Holiday Art & Ornaments #sharelittleton

One Whole Day for Holiday Art & Ornaments #sharelittleton

Tuesday is art day anyway, but this week it was art day all day long. Every student and staff member worked in the art room with Ann Cunningham and Jenny Callahan making ornaments, holiday cards or what ever else suited their fancy. Without a doubt , everyone enjoyed the break from regular classes and the… Continue Reading One Whole Day for Holiday Art & Ornaments #sharelittleton

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Eagle Scout Project Enhances Art Room

Eagle Scout Project Enhances Art Room

With many students and the results of their projects, supplies ranging from clay to wax to stone and of course the tools to work with each, an art room can quickly succumb to forces best summed up in the statement: “All things tend toward disorder.” This may be a paraphrase and we certainly don’t recall… Continue Reading Eagle Scout Project Enhances Art Room

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A Peek at Hands-on with the “Shared Visions” 2017 Exhibit @ArapahoeCC #TactileAccess

Adia, Mason M. and Cezar look at the Old Man Wincing while Ravi reads the Braille description

Here are a few photos from the Shared Visions reception at the Colorado Gallery of the Arts at Arapahoe Community College on Thursday night. Everyone got hands on with pieces from Nathan Abels’ painting and drawing classes. CCB students also had laser-cuts of drawings they made in Ann Cunningham’s art class with accompanying Haiku, and… Continue Reading A Peek at Hands-on with the “Shared Visions” 2017 Exhibit @ArapahoeCC #TactileAccess

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Shared Visions #TactileArt Exhibit Opens Nov. 9: @ArapahoeCC @ArtACunningham

CCB students take turns exploring numerous tactile art pieces on the walls

Editor’s Note: Here’s the announcement from ACC for this year’s “Shared Visions” tactile art exhibit. It’s the fourth year we collaborated on this event, and a highlight of the fall for our students and staff. The show will include work by CCB students and perhaps from one or two staff members as well. Worth checking… Continue Reading Shared Visions #TactileArt Exhibit Opens Nov. 9: @ArapahoeCC @ArtACunningham

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Checking in on Art Class: Peter Slatin Pays a Visit

Checking in on Art Class: Peter Slatin Pays a Visit

We were delighted to have a visit from 2016 alum Peter Slatin, who is also now on our Board of Directors. Peter was in Colorado for Ski for Light and spent a few days in Denver afterward. He dropped in on art class and took up the Sensational Blackboard to do some experimenting with paper… Continue Reading Checking in on Art Class: Peter Slatin Pays a Visit

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Belted Kingfisher, Orange Belts and Yoga’s Doggie Down: A Typical Tuesday at CCB

Belted Kingfisher, Orange Belts and Yoga’s Doggie Down:  A Typical Tuesday at CCB

So this is how Tuesday goes at CCB sometimes. First thing this morning Alie Mays came for our “Birdying by Ear” class. Seven of us reviewed recordings of local bird songs, then walked over to Sterne Park, where we heard mallards, doves, goldfinches and of course Canada geese. Today’s mascot was the belted kingfisher, an… Continue Reading Belted Kingfisher, Orange Belts and Yoga’s Doggie Down: A Typical Tuesday at CCB

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Sharing art before next week’s Shared Visions @artacunningham @ArapahoeCC

Sharing art before next week’s Shared Visions @artacunningham @ArapahoeCC

With just a week to go before the third annual exhibit, “Shared Visions Collaborative Artworks”, some Center art students traveled to Arapahoe Community College to make some art and to offer some feedback to painting students on their tactile works. For their very first class with Ann Cunningham, the newest group of CCB art students… Continue Reading Sharing art before next week’s Shared Visions @artacunningham @ArapahoeCC

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Tactile Art Exhibits Coming to @ArapahoeCC & UCAR @ArtACunningham

Tactile Art Exhibits Coming to @ArapahoeCC & UCAR @ArtACunningham

Tactile art and art shows are in the works this fall, with collaboration and coordination from the Colorado Center for the Blind’s Ann Cunningham as the common medium. First, Arapahoe Community College’s now-annual “Shared Visions” tactile art show will open with a reception on November 10 at the Colorado Gallery of the Arts from 5… Continue Reading Tactile Art Exhibits Coming to @ArapahoeCC & UCAR @ArtACunningham

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