This class will offer parents of babies some time for creative making and critical thinking (even if it is through a sleep-deprived fog.) So often with babies, we stay in survival mode, focus on our children's development and lose track of doing things for ourselves. This class combines taking our babies to museum spaces (and learning how to talk to them about art) and getting a little bit of creative time to be inspired. It's a parent and child class for PARENTS, where we modal learning, curiosity and creativity for our little ones. 

How does it work? The first week, we will meet at SAM with our kiddos in tow to look and talk about art. The next week, we will meet at Seattle Recreative, setting aside some time to be creative and working on projects inspired by our museum visit. Our little ones will have materials to play with as well. The class will be extremely baby-friendly, going at a slow pace and welcoming the fun, mischief, and tears that can come with having our babies with us. Each class gives each parent and child the chance to access their own curiosity and creativity as a form of self-care, bonding, and community-making. 

Little Picassos
Session I Dates: February 8 and 15 (2 Thursdays)

Session II Dates: April 19 and 26 (2 Thursdays)

Time: 10:30am to 12:00pm
Ages: 3-18 months with caregiver
Cost: $50 (includes all materials)
Additional Cost: $24.95 for ticket to SAM (unless you are a member of SAM)

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About the Instructor

Barbara Alfeo has been working with kids as an art educator for three years. Before moving to Seattle, she taught at the Cantor Art Center and DeYoung Museum. Her background is in art history, and her teaching style uniquely connects critical thinking about visual culture and art-making projects. She has her masters and is ABD toward a PhD in Contemporary Art History from Stanford University, and her dissertation is about feminist art and aging. She couldn't be happier to be making messes and talking to very young artists about what they see!