Pregnancy Art Workshops
Studio owner and head instructor Emily Grav spent 2013 & 2016 pregnant, and to celebrate these exciting times she put together a series of workshops for other pregnant women and their partners to enjoy! Each private workshop is 1.5 hours long and can accommodate 1-6 students. Please contact Emily to arrange a time for your pregnancy workshop.
Plaster Belly Casts
Celebrate your pregnancy curves by making a plaster cast of your belly and bust! Your friend or birth partner will help you feel comfortable, in our private studio, applying layers of warm plaster to your torso while you sit comfortably and connect with your babe. After about 40 minutes, the cast is removed takes a few days to fully dry. Then, on your own or with a class, the belly cast can be painted white with acrylics or decorated with colours and designs. Partner help required. Cost $65 + gst including all materials
Belly Mandala Painting
Mandala is the Sanskrit word for circle, and during pregnancy our bellies sure embrace that shape! Madalas also symbolize the circle of life, unity and wholeness. Bring along a friend or your birth partner to help you create a beautiful design to transfer and paint on your belly, using non-toxic face paints. After the design is complete we will photograph it and email you the images to share, print, and cherish. Partner help required. Cost $55 + gst including all materials
Clay Birth Sculptures
This workshop explores the ancient practice of making birth sculptures out of clay. Mothers will use the clay as a way to connect to mothers over years past and sinking their fingers into moist clay is a way to connect with our unconscious. Women will think of power birth symbols, such as a bear or womanly figure, to model their hand-held sculpture after. Once they small sculpture is complete we will glaze and fire them, ready for pick up about 10 days later. Birth Sculptures are also a powerful tool to use during labour and can become an heirloom to pass down to your child when they’re grown. Cost $65 + gst including all materials