Last Saturday ArtsObispo sponsored Passport to the Arts for families. Designed to have children and their parents become involved in the arts in San Luis Obispo, California, the program directed them to various events downtown.
I was at the local library showing children how to fold various book forms and encouraging them to write and illustrate their own stories. I was delighted that a number of enthusiastic children and parents attended. We folded several accordion books forms and talked about where story ideas come from. I encouraged parents to immortalize their children’s stories by copying, self-publishing and other means. I hope the City and art community has another such event next year, and I encourage other cities to do the same. Beryl