|Picture of Mr. Armagan - found on the internet|
I had the students watch the above video - in which they were in complete awe. After the video I explained that they are going to try and paint like Esref Armagan - blindfolded with only their fingers. I did a quick demonstration on how to use their fingers to try and keep track of where they have painted.
I paired the students up - one got a blind fold and the other is their spotter. The student who is blind folded is to try their best to draw a simple picture. The spotter's job is to make sure they don't paint someone else and to guide them to the color they want. After the student who is blindfolded is done - they switch spots.
The students were eager to try. Many students found it much harder than they thought it would be.
(I just learned of another blind painter, John Bramblitt, from another Art Teacher blog.)