FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Crocker Art Museum Presents The Art of Parenting Series
Educators and artists facilitate series for parents and caregivers
Sacramento, Calif. – April 23, 2012 –The Crocker is pleased to announce a new program series that offers parents (as well as grandparents and caregivers) important resources and support. The Art of Parenting gives parents a chance to socialize in a stimulating and fun environment while Crocker staff ensures accompanying children ages six to 10 are creatively engaged.
Parents can take time to nurture themselves at The Art of Parenting: Let’s Play while learning creative art techniques. Each session of Let’s Play will be taught by a local artist who juggles parenting with her own creative practices, like local clay artist Julie Didion who will help parents create a clay mini-masterpiece to take home.
In The Art of Parenting: Let’s Talk, Sacramento Waldorf School teacher and sex-education expert Megan Sullivan will help parents learn how to talk to their children about nudes and sexual imagery in art. Parents will learn empowering tools and resources that foster healthy communication and art appreciation within children from preschool through high school.
Best of all, parents don’t even have to find a babysitter or worry about leaving the kids at home. For each Art of Parenting program, the Crocker is pleased to offer Creative Care. Children ages six to 10 will be engaged with interactive art-making in a nearby studio classroom. Creative Care is $15 per child for members and $20 per child for nonmembers. Creative Care has limited space and advance registration is required.
Art of Parenting programs will be held on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Let’s Talk on June 21 is free for Museum members and $5 for nonmembers. Let’s Play on June 28, July 26, and August 16 is $20 for Museum members and $25 for nonmembers. For more information and to register, visit crockerartmuseum.org or call (916) 808-1182.
The Crocker Art Museum was the first art museum in the Western U.S. and remains one of the leading art museums in California. Established in 1885, the Museum features one of the country's finest collections of Californian art, exceptional holdings of master drawings, a comprehensive collection of international ceramics, as well as European, Asian, African, and Oceanic art. The Crocker is located at 216 O Street in Downtown Sacramento. Museum hours are 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Tuesday–Sunday; 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Thursdays. For more information, call (916) 808-7000 or visit crockerartmuseum.org.