Free Classes for Blind and Visually-Impaired Adults at NIAD Art Center from May 1 Through June 5 //

For six Tuesday evenings, May 1 through June 5, NIAD Art Center is offering three free art classes — Painting With Texture, Ceramics, and Wearable Art — to blind or vision impaired adults.

The classes, which run concurrently from 6:00 to 8:30 PM, take place at NIAD Art Center, 551 23rd Street in Richmond, California.

Admission is free, but registration is limited and required.

Choose your approach.

Painting With Texture

Instructor: Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh

Explore painting techniques using an assortment of media to create bold tactile works. We’ll use acrylic painting mediums as well as various textures papers, fabrics and threads on both paper and canvas. No prior painting experience necessary.


Instructor: Mo Storm

Students will learn to create form and texture through a variety of techniques including but not limited to coil building, pinch pots, slab forming and wheel thrown pots, all of which then can be manipulated by hand to add texture and further alter the form. For students, new to clay we will begin with the basics including how to set up your work space and how to manipulate clay by hand.


Wearable Art

Instructor: Minerva Amistoso

Create wearable art by learning raised embroidery and appliqué with clothing from your own closet. All levels welcome, no experience necessary.


One last thing.

Admission is free, but registration is limited and required. For more information or to register, contact Kathy Grady at

This six-week session of art classes is funded by The San Francisco Foundation.