Creative Sonoma

Chalkboard Players

Chalkboard Players

Child Parent Institute’s Chalkboard Players provide quality creative arts experiences for children and youth in Sonoma County.

In addition to providing their expertise in a variety of art forms, Chalkboard Players are trained in the lasting impacts of childhood and community trauma, the challenges faced by many young people, and techniques and tools for creating a safe, inclusive environment while engaging students in the processes of discovery, creation, and collaboration.

We design creative arts residencies to address the needs – especially those emerging from childhood or community trauma – of students and school or group environments. We build curricula around the goals of each site, with the flexibility to integrate specific topics, art forms, class subjects, and/or common core standards. Group sizes are flexible, as our teaching artists are available individually, or in teams of two to three.
Chalkboard Players artists residencies:

• help provide tools to address the impacts of trauma, fear, and stress on our mind and bodies
• help grow students’ social and emotional skills, while boosting self-esteem and positive self-expression
• deepen students’ understanding of themselves and each other
• demonstrate fun, simple activities that students and staff can adapt and integrate in the classroom or at home.