Groups

Artist Mothers

Artist Mothers at MAWA is a drop-in group for artists who are mothers, and mothers who are artists. Each meeting involves group critique of participants’ work and a focused discussion or activity. All artist-mothers welcome. Free!

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, for they know artmaking is the oxygen mask one must put on first before assisting the little ones.

The Artist Mothers Group at MAWA would like to extend an invitation to all artist mothers to come and meet other women who embrace both mothering and artistic production. This peer-based group 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.

For those who can’t make the meetings, please consider participating on our Facebook page, Artist Mothers at MAWA.

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