Art education helps stimulate and develop the imagination and critical thinking, and refines cognitive and creative skills. And art is fun!
On Tuesday, May 3, Cincinnati Union Bethel hosted its first Art and Literacy Night for parents and children. Children’s art was on display in the gallery, and special activities were available for children and their parents or guardians.
Local artist Darius Bobo, with one of his own paintings on display, taught children and their parents how to paint. He showed them how to make strokes and helped them pick out colors. Amy Briggs, Assistant Curator for School-Based Learning from the Cincinnati Art Museum, had an activity from the museum’s Through a Child’s Eye program, a curriculum that provides art project ideas and connects them to books. Amy had books about roosters and had participants making their own roosters to take home.
Guests also enjoyed sandwiches, pasta salad, and spring-decorated cupbcakes from Aunty’s Homemade Food.
The next Art and Literacy Night is at our Camp Washington preschool, 1054 Heywood Ave., on Wednesday, May 11th, from 4-6 p.m.