Add this Event to Calendar 04/24/2022 02:00 PM 04/24/2022 03:30 PM Family Stories through Art Workshop for Adult/Child Partners, Ages 6+

Have you ever said, "I wish I had asked my grandparents more questions" or "I wish I had written down my dads stories.”  In this workshop you and your child will use simple collage techniques and writing to transform one of your family's stories into a keepsake.

No art or writing experience is necessary. Together you and your school-age child will paint the story settings for your family story. Your child will draw and color the characters. Adult will cut and glue, and together you will write the story. All materials are included.

Ideas for stories: holidays spent together, family trips and vacations, special places your family likes to go, times spent with grandparents, sleepovers with cousins, movie nights, favorite family foods and meals, family pets, hiking and camping adventures, games and sports you share, stories of your ancestors

The workshop is 90 minutes, but feel free to leave when you and your partner are finished.  All must be preregistered and children must have an adult partner, a parent, aunt, uncle, grandparent, or family friend.

Artist/educator, Sharon Santillo will lead the workshop. She is a certified trainer for University of New Hampshire and has twenty- seven years teaching experience in art and seventeen years in leading writing workshops. She is the recipient of the Massachusetts Art Educator of the Year 2011. See examples of more family stories at

Sponsored by the Friends of the Boyden Library.

Contact: Jessica Henderson (508) 543-1246
Community Meeting Room