Two interactive workshops help parents learn to encourage their children to use the arts as ways of expressing themselves.
Session I uses role-play exercises and games to explore how to foster positive communication, even in difficult situations, to ward off troublesome behaviors. Workshop leaders will help parents identify their strengths to get creative with their kids.
Session II focuses on art, building on parents’ newfound creative development knowledge from the first session and practicing specific visual art processes to use with their children. Materials include watercolor paint, pastels, markers, found objects (paper towel tubes, yarn, and buttons) as well as child-friendly, mess-free clay. Parents will learn strategies for how and when to “get non-verbal.”