For Immediate Release:
August 01, 2005
Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367
Nobel Special Event: Fostering Creativity at Home — Arts
Saturday August 13, 2005
1:30 – 3pm
What artistic needs do children have? What are the tools they need to express their authentic selves? Fostering Creativity at Home — Arts, with creativity expert Michele Cassou, is an interactive workshop for parents, teachers, and other adults to learn how to become a creative ally to the children in their lives. It takes place on Saturday, August 13, 1:30-3pm at the Exploratorium in conjunction with The Nobel Prize: 100 Years of Creativity, on view at the Exploratorium through October 2. Creativity expert Michele Cassou will present an original method of creative expression that approaches art as an exploratory process. Hear stories of breakthroughs children experienced while embarking on these "visual painting journeys," and learn how to incorporate these journeys into children’s lives. Find out how to nurture a sense of play, spontaneity and intuition in the self-expression of children.
For parents with children: Children will be allowed to participate in a "children-only" arts workshop, facilitated by a children's art instructor and Exploratorium staff. The workshop runs concurrently to the adult workshop. For ages 7 and up. Limited capacity workshop; advance registration recommended. Please call (415) 674-2870 to register.
Michele Cassou is the author of Kids Play; Igniting Children's Creativity; Life, Paint, and Passion; Reclaiming the Magic of Spontaneous Expression; and Point Zero: Creativity Without Limits. A painter and passionate advocate of arts education, she has taught arts to children and adults for nearly three decades around the world.
Hours of Operation & New Evening Hours
Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm; every Thursday evening adults only (ages 18 and up) 6pm-10pm.
$25 for adults, with lower rates for SF Bay Area residents, youth, seniors, students, teachers and the disabled. Tickets available at the door and advance tickets available online at www.exploratorium.edu/visit/tickets.
The Exploratorium is easily accessible by public transit. Convenient parking is available nearby. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit/location-directions.
About the Exploratorium
The Exploratorium is the global leader in informal learning, igniting curiosity and inspiring creativity in people of all ages. The world-renowned science museum creates original, interactive exhibits, on display at more than 1,000 science centers, museums and public spaces around the world. Dedicated to education reform in and out of the classroom, the Exploratorium is a premier professional development center for educators and a creator of award-winning educational resources. Since 1969, the Exploratorium has influenced generations of entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, teachers, students, children, museum professionals and everyday doers, reaching nearly 180 million people annually from around the globe. On April 17, 2013, the Exploratorium opened at Pier 15 in the heart of San Francisco's Embarcadero, where it will celebrate a new era of experiences that encourage critical thinking and awaken wonder for generations to come. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit.
Linda Dackman, Public Information Director (415) 528-4363
Leslie Patterson (415) 528-4377
Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367