The benefits of the Arts for Blind Children
Learning & Creative Solutions
from the January 15, 2002 edition
A FEEL FOR ART: Students like Yegue Badigue (below) at the Perkins School for the Blind in Massachusetts use art as a way to build confidence and basic skills.
For blind students, a place where art and life skills meet
By Ross Atkin | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor
WATERTOWN, MASS. – When Cory Kadlik, a talkative 10-year-old at the Perkins School for the Blind, visited a suburban Boston mall recently, it wasn’t to go shopping. He and other students were participating in the school’s first off-campus arts festival.
In addition to musical performances, the event surprised many mall patrons with an impressive display of student artwork – paintings, sculptures, and quilts…..