The Art of Parenting: Tell Me a Story
Saturday, January 12
10 AM - Noon
Stories help children engage more deeply with art, expand their imaginations, and find personal connections to the world around them. Learn the art of storytelling and how to establish (or continue) a family tradition. You will start with classic folktales to help warm up to the fun of storytelling. Next you will learn to tell stories based on visual images, using a special object brought from home or artwork in the galleries. You will also learn to tell real stories from your own life in a way that is meaningful to children, strengthens parent-child bonds, preserves family histories, and teaches life lessons. Instructor Mary McGrath has been a performing storyteller for 20 years and taught storytelling at Sacramento City College for more than a decade. She studied storytelling at the Eugene O'Neill Center in Connecticut and at the National Storytelling Association in Tennessee. Mary holds a master's degree in Behavioral Science and Multicultural Education. Mary is co-founder of Straight Talk Storytellers, an adult storytelling group. Space is limited.
Space is limited and registration is required. Register now or call 916.808.1182.
No need to call the babysitter - Creative Care: Stories and Storytelling will keep children ages four to eight engaged with a gallery trip and hands on art-making. Creative Care is $15 per child for Museum members and $20 per child for nonmembers. Creative Care: Stories and Storytelling has limited space and advance registration is recommended.