In this webinar, Sesame Workshop’s Tara Wright, Senior Manager of Content Design and Natasha Westrich Wood, Art Therapist with Friends of Kids with Cancer, discuss the benefits of art exploration and expression for young children and families, highlighting how young children (and grown-ups) can communicate and express themselves through art.
By the end of the webinar, participants will have…
- Knowledge of the benefits of art and art-making for young children’s cognitive, physical, and emotional development.
- An awareness of how art can be used therapeutically for children (and grown-ups!), and when extra support might be helpful.
- New creative art activity ideas for children at different ages and stages.
This virtual workshop is pre-recorded and available to watch any time. Learn more and register here.
Those who complete the workshop are eligible for a certificate. Simply watch the video and complete the assessment quiz.
About the Workshop Host
Natasha Westrich Wood, MA, ATR-BC, has been an art therapist for more than 20 years, helping people—both young and old—connect more deeply with themselves and others through art, even amid some of life’s most difficult circumstances. She currently works as an art therapist at Mercy Cardinal’s Kids Cancer and Hematology Clinic as well as Flance Early Learning Center in St. Louis, MO. She organizes an annual art show and benefit, Art from the Heart, which features works by patients with cancer and their siblings and is a contributing author in Pediatric Medical Art Therapy (2021).