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“The moment in between what you once were, and who you are now becoming, is where the dance of life really takes place.” - Barbara de Angelis

Join us for an upcoming Art of Motherhood workshop! Facilitator Lisa Kagan offers Art of Motherhood workshops, classes and retreats at the Family Heirloom Arts Studio in SE Portland and through community organizations, wellness centers, and arts education facilities throughout the Portland Metro area. Contact us if you would like to bring an Art of Motherhood workshop to your community of moms. Art of Motherhood programs are designed to help you refill your well, so you can flourish and thrive as you continue to nurture and support your family.

We invite you to:

  • Take a break from your responsibilities and enjoy the opportunity for self-reflection and creativity.
  • Allow yourself to be nurtured and taken care; someone else will make the snacks.
  • Engage in uninterrupted adult conversation and make new mom friends.
  • Turn the raw material of your daily life into fuel for the creative process, helping you to feel more inspired as you navigate your day-to-day life.

Art of Motherhood Programs

Register now for upcoming workshops…


The Art of Resilience
“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.”
– Albert Camus

In this workshop you will have the chance to explore what resilience and renewal mean to you in the context of your own healing journey. Utilizing creative writing, drawing, painting and collage you will learn how to create narrative images as a way to access your own inner wisdom and share your personal stories. No previous art or writing experience is necessary.

Date & Time: Saturday January 26th, 1-5:30pm
Location: Family Heirloom Arts Studio, SE Portland Oregon (located in the Woodstock neighborhood)
Cost: $80
Registration: Contact Lisa Kagan at Lisa@FamilyHeirloomArts.com or by phone at (503) 347-1391.

 

The Art of Transformation:
Exploring Life Milestones through Art and Story

Lost inside the great swell
we seek our point of equilibrium
sometimes it is the space between
that offers us the greatest gifts.
– Lisa Kagan

Explore an important life milestone through utilizing drawing, painting, collage and creative writing to create your own narrative images. Discover how the creative process can support you as you navigate an important juncture in your life, or prepare to usher in a time of change. This class offers you the opportunity to focus on a turning point that is especially relevant and meaningful for you. Potential topics include: the loss of a loved one, getting married, becoming a parent or grandparent, celebrating a significant anniversary or birthday, moving, changing jobs, and discovering one’s passion and purpose. No previous art or writing experience is necessary.

Date & Time: Saturday April 13th, 1-5:30pm
Location: Family Heirloom Arts Studio, SE Portland Oregon (located in the Woodstock neighborhood)
Cost: $80
Registration:
Contact Lisa Kagan at Lisa@FamilyHeirloomArts.com or by phone at (503) 347-1391.

The workshops listed above are offered in collaboration with Portland Women Writers. They are designed for women of all ages and life stages. You do not need to be a mother in order to participate.

 

About our custom Art of Motherhood workshops…

Art image of a mother and child standing at the top of a hill gazing at the moon and stars.We offer two-hour one time workshops, multiple session classes and half-day retreats. Please contact us to get started setting up your own custom workshop.

Discover a creative and reflective space amidst your busy life to connect with yourself and other moms in a supportive and inspiring environment. Learn techniques for utilizing creative writing, drawing, painting, and collage to explore your motherhood journey. You will have the opportunity to share insights and experiences with other moms through the process of turning the raw material of your daily life into fuel for the creative process. Completed art and writing pieces serve as a way to document and honor your personal process of growth and transformation. No previous creative writing or art experience necessary. These programs are designed as a “mom’s time out,” and it is requested that participants attend the class without their children. 

Participating in the Art of Motherhood class was the biggest gift I have given myself since becoming a mother three years ago. Taking the time to go somewhere without my son to connect with other moms and reflect on the supremely individual and simultaneously universal joys and challenges of early motherhood through a creative process felt hugely luxurious and affirming in the deepest sense. The Art of Motherhood program is for moms across the spectrum—new moms, moms to many, the artistically inclined and the creatively timid. It provides a chance to tap into the wealth of experience that the journey of motherhood provides but is often undocumented and lost due to the sheer immensity of it. Lisa has developed a deep and enriching opportunity for moms to engage in a creative process to connect with each other, as we connect more deeply with our children and ourselves.

– Judith
Art of Motherhood Class Participant

One of the most valuable aspects of my experience in the class was the ability to open up to understanding the differences and similarities between mothers. I really appreciated the art and writing component combined and the depth of the subject matter expressed by everyone.

– Kristen
Art of Motherhood Class Participant

I loved the opportunity to be introspective through the written reflections and answering specific, thought-provoking questions. Personally creating art was a huge challenge but very valuable. I really enjoyed gathering with a supportive group of women and hearing their stories.

– Bea
Art of Motherhood Class Participant