Free! Open to all artist mothers.
In June, the group will meet at the English Garden at Assiniboine Park for an annual en plein air session. Bring your own materials and anything else you need to get in the mood. This is an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, chat, eat snacks and make art. If it is raining, Artist Mothers will meet in the duck pond shelter beside the English Garden.
The acts and demands of child-rearing are exhausting and challenging. While caregiving, it can feel like we are not taken seriously as artists. Some women give up artmaking completely. Others refuse to choose, knowing that artmaking is an oxygen mask one must put on before assisting little ones. The Artist Mothers Group at MAWA extends an invitation to all artist mothers to come and meet other women who embrace both mothering and artistic production. This peer-based group usually meets on the first Wednesday of each month. Meetings are relaxed and informal. The group experiments with art materials, critiques each other’s work, and shares snacks, concerns, ideas, inspiration, strategies and support for those who juggle the tricky life of artmaking and mothering. If you can’t make the meetings, please consider participating in the Artist Mothers at MAWA Facebook page, Artist Mothers at MAWA.
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