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The First-Ever Studio Mothers Giveaway!

And now for something completely different. The very first Studio Mothers giveaway!

Studio Mothers is — and will remain — an ad-free blog. But when Mindy at WishStudio (a beautiful resource mentioned at Studio Mothers in these posts) sent me an e-mail about a new online course she was offering, I started doing cartwheels. I signed up for the class immediately, and am thrilled to offer a free giveaway slot to the Studio Mothers community.

As creative mothers, we benefit from blending the lines between creativity and motherhood. Especially when our children are young and finding time for solo creativity is a scientifically proven impossibility often a challenge, keeping the creative flames alive by being creative with our children is often a surprisingly satisfying interim strategy. Even for me — a writer — I find that making something artful with my children keeps me from feeling like I’ve abandoned my creative self, even if I haven’t actually written anything for weeks or months.

Enter Wish Play Create, a 5-week online art playgroup with fabulous guest teachers: Tracey Clark, Stephanie Lee, Pixie Campbell, Mindy Tsonas, and Shona Cole (who’s book The Artistic Mother will be quite familiar to regular visitors of the Studio Mothers Facebook page). The course begins on August 30, and I’ll be blogging about the process at Studio Mothers. It would be great fun to have friends from the Studio Mothers community join me! The course description:

online – 5 weeks {$48}

this fall, carve out some juicy creative time for you and your little ones…join our mom and child online art playgroup! every monday, a new 1 hour project will be presented by a fabulous guest teacher encouraging you to play and create in a variety of different mediums throughout the weeks. our virtual open studio allows you to work from home, at your own pace, and when it’s most convenient for you. along with all the artsy fun you’ll enjoy connecting with other moms and sharing your work and creative time in our private playgroup flickr pool. all projects are designed to be inspiring and engaging for both mom and child – this is not simply just for kids! supply lists will be provided in advance for you to gather everything you’ll need for each project. once you register, your email confirmation will be sent to you within the following day.

Click here for the schedule of workshops and registration.

So, how to win a free spot for yourself and your kid(s)? Simply post a comment below. On Monday, August 16, Studio Mothers will randomly select one respondent for the free spot. Good luck!

15 Comments Post a comment
  1. Brittany Vandeputte #

    What a great idea! Even if I don’t win, I’ll probably sign up for the class, as just five minutes ago I was thinking to myself “I should really do more art projects with the boys…”

    We are not having a fun time with Sam right now. The move has really upset him and he’s having lots of tantrums and accidents during them. He keeps saying he wants to go to school, but that doesn’t start for a few more weeks, so I need to find something therapeutic for him to do in the meantime.

    August 10, 2010
  2. sounds great for brittany and sam, now how would i including 15, nearly 12 and 2? hmmmm….

    August 10, 2010
  3. Sarah Traynor #

    I would love this! So I am adding my name to the list. Assuming it is suitable to do in this timezone across the pond in Ireland.
    Thanks, Sarah

    August 10, 2010
  4. jen #

    Ooh! This is perfect! With my son heading to kinder, doing more art here at home is one of my hopes for time with my 3 yr old daughter. this sounds wonderful — thank you for the opportunity!

    August 10, 2010
  5. amy #

    Oh I would love to win. I can’t ever afford to pay for online classes of any kind. Thanks for the chance!

    August 10, 2010
  6. isn’t it such a great idea! i’m an artist and mother to a 2 1/2 year old with another little boy due in october. it’s always a challenge finding time for our creativity and yet…it’s a must. i try to integrate a lot of what i do creatively with my little boy and it works well. but mama’s still need their own time to reflect, explore, discover, paint, breathe… i would LOVE the opportunity to win a spot in this exciting new course. thank you for the offer!


    August 10, 2010
  7. This sounds SPECTACULAR!!!!

    Ooh, I love it! My daughter and I absolutely loved making art together, but we’ve kinda fallen out of the habit of late. What a fantastic idea, there are so many courses that cater just to the adults, I think it’s brilliant to actually host something that can inspire families to create together.

    Fingers – and fingerpaints – crossed! 🙂

    August 10, 2010
  8. What a PERFECT first giveaway. Both Studio Mothers and the Wish Studio are GREAT RESOURCES for creative motherhood!

    August 11, 2010
  9. Sounds wonderful. Thank you for the opportunity to take this class. My son and I would really enjoy it!!!

    August 11, 2010
  10. i read wish studio pretty regularly and thought this looked pretty good, too. not sure how i’d fit one more thing into my schedule, but I’m considering it. 🙂 if i were to win, that’d give me a little more incentive!

    August 12, 2010
  11. Trying to balance creativity, motherhood, and all the other things in life can be a challenge…but this is the type of course that would help me set my path to success! Thank you for the opportunity!

    August 15, 2010
  12. This sounds lovely! It’d be fun to treat it as “art class”, which we often conduct on the 3-season porch at our house. Only this time I don’t have to be the one to pre-plan it! Thanks!

    August 15, 2010
  13. Kate #

    Starting a new job one week before the first week of Kindergarten and still I cannot resist the potential to reach for more…what a great idea and opportunity to kindle the flame and just make those creative moments happen!

    August 15, 2010
  14. writeonthebay #

    Very cool! Looking forward to trying out an online experience with the kids.

    August 15, 2010

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