Sandra Brown's sculpture at the Artist Mothers at MAWA exhibiton in May 2019
Artist Mothers Group: Art Dolls with Sandra Brown
Free! Open to all artist mothers.
Sandra Brown will lead us in creating art figures using paper doll templates, watercolour paint, photographs and mixed media. Create your own personae for use in greeting cards and mixed media art. Bring along some of your own photos if you’d like to create self-portraits.
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, believing 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.
Artist Mothers at MAWA is facilitated by Sandra Brown.