Six More Free Classes for Blind and Visually-Impaired Artists at NIAD Art Center through April 21 //

For six Saturdays, through April 21, NIAD Art Center is offering three free art classes —Ceramics, Spring Hats, and Precious Metal Clay Jewelry — to blind or vision impaired adults.

The classes, which run concurrently from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, take place at the Art Center, 551 23rd Street in Richmond, California.

Admission is free, but registration is limited and required.

Choose your approach.


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.

Spring Hats

Instructor: Minerva Amistoso
Spring is in the air!  Students will hand sew a hat personalized with embellishments.  Male, female and unisex hat styles will be available. No prior sewing experience required. 

Precious Metal Clay Jewelry

Instructor: Joyce Lerner
Create original jewelry using precious metal clay. After forming your jewelry pieces in soft malleable clay with metal, it is then fired leaving only the metal.  

One last thing.

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

Note: there will be no classes on March 31.

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