It probably comes as no surprise to you, if you’ve been reading this blog for a while, that I really like getting creative, and like to encourage the kids to be creative as well. I have found ways to find creative outlets myself (with painting, writing, cooking and more), and the kids have their own favourite art-inspired activities, but what about doing something together?
I have always loved introducing the kids to art and culture and it’s one thing I definitely miss doing more of now that the kids are in school. We can still carve out time in the evenings or weekends to get creative or visit museums, but it always feels more rushed now. In the early days of being at home with them, I was usually planning ahead with a theme or an idea that we would work on. I loved seeing them create.
Luckily, there are other ways that we can turn our focus to the creative arts together. Thanks to programs like the Parent and Child Workshops at the Nepean Creative Arts Centre and Nepean Visual Arts Centre.
You’ve read about the NCAC and NVAC on this blog before, they have been an advertiser for many months. I love reading about the richness in the programs they offer.
Why sign up for a parent and child creative workshop?
1- Spending quality time together
Sure, this may seem like the obvious answer, but I know all too well how when we get busy as a family, not all of our moments are quality moments. When we are at home and I’m working, or we are cleaning or they are off doing their own thing (which happens a lot now that they are older), we aren’t always connecting. I love the idea of spending time creating and connecting together.
2- You don’t have to be artsy to do it
There’s no rule that says you have to be a great artist to be creative. And if you aren’t a fan of setting up your own art studio at home, this is the perfect way to create, and leave the mess for someone else.
3- The workshops are original!
Would you like to try hand drumming? Or how about pottery? Maybe a little creative movement with your toddler is what you had in mind. There are many workshops that sound so much fun! (I would love to try the pottery myself!)
4- There’s something for all ages
From toddlers to teens, there is a workshop that everyone can get involved in. Because bonding over creative arts doesn’t have to end when the kids go off to school!
For more information about the workshops being offered at the Nepean Creative Arts Centre and the Nepean Visual Arts Centre, visit their website and register for the Spring courses or upcoming workshop dates.