Bonnie Marin, Page of Drought: The Social (from Winnipeg Tarot Co.), collage and acrylic on board, 2010

Focussed Mentorships

Focussed Mentorship in Integrated Paint/Collage with Bonnie Marin - Postponed

  • MAWA, 611 Main Street

 Free to apply; $75 enrollment fee + $10 materials fee = $85. For women and non-binary MAWA members.Postponed. Please stay tuned for a new application deadline and meeting dates. 

Postponed until further notice

Please stay tuned for a new application deadline and meeting dates.

Focussed Mentorship in Integrated Paint/Collage with Bonnie Marin

Free to apply; $75 enrollment fee + $10 materials fee = $85
For women and non-binary MAWA members
Application deadline: Postponed until further notice

This three-month Focussed Mentorship is for practicing artists who work in paint or collage and are interested in exploring the combination of the two. Sessions will involve discussion of artists who have worked in these twin mediums throughout history, research assignments, and hands-on exploration of various materials and combinations. There is an expectation that participants will continue to develop their work between sessions and will share it in group critiques.

Successful applicants will be asked to bring picture books, magazines and a good pair of scissors to the first session. Please bring source materials that you are willing to cut up and that you are visually and conceptually interested in.

To apply, send a single pdf document labelled with your name and Focussed Mentorship (i.e., Jane Doe Focussed Mentorship).

The pdf should contain:

  • a paragraph describing your practice (what you make and the ideas that drive your work)
  • a paragraph describing why you want to participate in this program and what you hope to achieve through the focussed mentorship
  • up to 8 recent images that reflect a commitment to ongoing production, with caption information.

Email your application to and put “Focussed Mentorship 2020” in the subject line. If you are not already a member, please also submit a MAWA membership form and payment.

Marin will select a limited number of participants.

  • Bonnie Marin

    Bonnie Marin’s practice includes painting, collage, sculpture and artist’s books. Her work can be described as hybrid of pop and surrealism. It is narrative-based, and deals with gender, body modification, body image, mental health and human behaviour. Her ideas and inspiration come from re-purposing found objects, new and vintage materials, and social issues. Marin teaches at the University of Manitoba. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally and is held in collections around the world.

    Bonnie Marin, Want to see something?, collage and acrylic on board, 2004