Art & Craft
Our Art and Craft department gives veterans an outlet for their creativity. Whether it's a skill someone thinks they may have lost or something they've never tried before, we help our blind veterans develop their creativity.
Some activities our veterans can enjoy are:
These skills really help blind veterans to build their sense of independence and job satisfaction, and may even provide a little extra income. The work of our art and craft department in Brighton was featured on BBC Online in May 2011.
Sheffield photography holiday
We recently ran a photography holiday at our Sheffield training centre.
Photography may be a challenge for visually-impaired people, but it is not impossible. Our veterans discovered how blind photographers can enjoy photography, despite the obvious challenges.
It's about more than the camera - we looked at ways of capturing shots, getting to the right place to take them and how to review work.
See our photography gallery:
Exhibition at the Grange
Our Brighton centre art and craft workshop held a successful exhibition at The Grange in Rottingdean in November 2011. Their curator invited us after seeing our work at the Artist Open Houses event last December.
It was a great chance to show the wonderful art we produce to a wider audience, and also raise the Blind Veterans UK profile. We've had fantastic feedback and have been asked to show again next year.
"Brilliant exhibition - inspiring and very diverse. Well done, the standard is so high"
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