Accessing Visual Art Through Image Description with Amy Amantea

  • Thursday, February 3, 2022
  • 7:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Online with Zoom

Presented in partnership with Creative Manitoba. Live ASL interpretation will be provided for this workshop.

Image descriptions are an artform. They are designed to provide information and context of the visual to a blind or partially sighted person. Let’s explore the importance of image descriptions and remove the intimidation factor in creating them. Amantea will present a framework and lead you in putting it into practice. This workshop will help you describe your art on social media, in galleries, etc. Artists have the opportunity to impart specific meaning, intent and knowledge of their work, to add layers that make description rich and interesting for a blind audience.

All are welcome to attend these free online workshops, designed to help you to advance your art career. To receive a link, email training@creativemanitoba.ca. Within a couple of weeks of broadcast, they will be available with captioning here.

All are welcome to attend these free online workshops, designed to help you to advance your art career. To register visit Creative Manitoba's website.

  • Headshot of Amy Amantea. Amy smiling in front of a grey background her long dark hair is over one shoulder. She is wearing a lacy black top.

    Amy Amantea is an expert in all things description. As part of her daily work and lived experience, Amantea has spent the last 14+ years studying, developing, consulting on and practising the art of image descriptions. As a blind person, Amantea sees visual art through your lens.