Call for Teaching Artists – Creative Visions Program:

Offered by NewView Oklahoma in Collaboration with the Oklahoma City Museum of Art

NewView Oklahoma, in collaboration with the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, is currently looking for qualified teaching artists for the Creative Visions Program. The deadline for class proposals is October 17, 2016.

NewView Oklahoma proudly offers an artistic outlet to blind and visually impaired individuals. Creative Visions hosts art classes for adults. Sessions are generally six, consecutive weeks that meet for 90 minutes. The class schedule is developed to coincide with exhibitions at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, as well as feedback from participant surveys. Classes are taught by local, professional artists and have included installation art, 3-D mixed media, fused glass, textiles and mosaics, sketching and drawing in charcoal, pencil and pastels, and acrylic marbling.

Creative Visions is an art program designed to make the arts readily accessible to people who are challenged by vision loss. Featuring a continuous schedule of art classes in a variety of media, museum tours and related arts activities, the Creative Visions program is based on the belief that people challenged by vision loss can enjoy and benefit from experiences in the arts. There is no charge to participate and transportation is provided to those in need.

Classes typically occur on weekday evenings from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Other times may be available. Classes will take place year-round.

Experienced teaching artists who believe people who are blind or visually impaired can have meaningful visual art making experiences are encouraged to apply. Applicants should submit a current resume and a class proposal, including title, list of supplies, learning objectives, and a course description. All application materials should be directed to Neely Simms, OKCMOA learning and engagement assistant at nsimms@okcmoa.com. For more information, please e-mail Amanda Harmer, OKCMOA manager of outreach at aharmer@okcmoa.com.

All selected Teaching Artists will be required to complete a one-time Blindness Awareness and Sensitivity Training session at NewView Oklahoma.

About NewView Oklahoma
NewView Oklahoma is a private, not-for-profit organization founded in 1949 with a mission to empower people who are blind and visually impaired to achieve their maximum level of independence through employment, rehabilitation, and community outreach. NewView Oklahoma is the leading employer of the blind and visually impaired individuals in Oklahoma and offers the only comprehensive Low Vision Clinics in the state. Visit online at newviewoklahoma.org.