Parent-child workshops give Raleigh families a chance to play together

March 6, 2013 by  

Parents who have found themselves getting caught up in their children’s school art projects have an opportunity to continue the experience.

Emily Reece, an Orange County artist who has taught art for many years, is holding three workshops during March. The first was Sunday, March 3, but there is still time for interested parties to take part in the other two. The sessions will take place at J.C. Raulston Arboretum, located in Raleigh.

Reece says her aim in holding these sessions is to encourage parents and children to explore their creativity together. The first workshop dealt with watercolor painting, the second will explore how to create a collage, with both parents and children creating a work of art. Reece will provide some basic instruction, but the focus will be more on exploration and play than on crafting a perfect work. The collage session is to be held this Sunday, March 10, from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm.

These sessions are the first workshops Reece has offered that are expressly designed for parents and children to attend together. One of her aims in conducting them is to help adults rediscover the spontaneity they had when they were younger.

Reece’s third session is focused on drawing and aimed at older children, ages 12-16. It is also at the Arboretum, March 15, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Registration is required for the sessions. The charge is $54 for each parent-child pair for the collage session, and $44 for the drawing class.