Saturday, March 07, 2009

Glass blowing workshop for the visually impaired

The Belmont Arts and Cultural Center is hosting a glass blowing workshop for several blind and visually impaired teenagers from Independence for the Blind of West Florida Saturday February 28 from 1:30-4:30pm. The group will be learning about the art of glass blowing. Each student will create 2 glass art pieces: the students will create one for themselves to keep, and the second piece will be auctioned off at the 2009 Eyeball on Saturday March 7.

The teens, including several Santa Rosa County residents, are participants in IB West’s Transition Program, funded in part by the Florida Department of Education, Division of Blind Services. The Transition Program prepares visually impaired high school students for college and the workforce through training in several areas: computer and adaptive software, socialization and recreation, vocational training such as resume writing, interviewing skills, and career exploration.

The Belmont Arts and Cultural Center is located in the historic Belmont-Devilliers community and offers classes in pottery wheel throwing, glass bead making, glass blowing, and sponsors the Belmont Youth Band. To learn more about what the Belmont Arts and Cultural Center offers, visit their website at

For more information on IB West or the 2009 Eyeball, call 850-477-2663.


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