Wearing All the Hats (without losing your head): A Professional Practice Course for Artist/Mothers

ENROLLMENT OPENS May 19th, 2021!! 10am ET

This program focuses on sustainable ways to address and enhance professional practices, specifically designed for artist/mothers!

Participants will develop goals to achieve a range of professional practices that integrate into their many responsibilities as artists and mothers. Meeting each week to focus on specific practices, participants will be provided with a wide variety of skills to walk away with such as: developing a body of work, writing your artist statement, crafting a great CV, building your website, and fine tuning interviews and press releases. We will also discuss money and finances, social media marketing, and maintaining the organizational studio practices of documentation and inventory. Many other topics will be covered and you can expect this program to include lots of dialogue as we share tips and tricks with each other! We will not be handing out formulas but will be helping you create the systems that work best for your life and art practice.

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Course Process:
This course will take place on the Artist/Mother Network, our online platform created specifically for our community. You will have free access to the Network for the duration of the course (which includes many other perks and bonuses). We will meet once a week for a 90 minute zoom call in which we will discuss a wide range of professional practice topics. You will receive manageable homework assignments to complete and we will share our progress. The weekly meetings will be part lecture and part discussion so we can learn together and from each other! 

All calls will be recorded and posted within 24 hours for you to watch in case you are not able to attend live.

Select topics of focus (may be tweaked based on group needs): 

  • Vision casting + defining success
  • Tactics for breaking down goals
  • Structuring your practice + negotiating studio time
  • Developing a body of work + building themes or collections
  • Documenting your art + taking photos + doing inventory 
  • Using your computer effectively for your art practice 
  • Describing your work + writing your elevator pitch
  • Artist statements
  • Studio visits + studio binder/ catalogs/ books + organizing research info
  • Pricing your work
  • Resume &/or artist cv
  • Website + newsletters
  • Instagram
  • What is a “following” and do you need one? Growing collector base
  • Modeling + invisible systems + how to get information you need
  • Why show your work? How to decide? Where to show?
  • Exhibition options: where to apply, creating your own, alt. spaces,
  • Online personal opportunities + database
  • Interviews + press releases
  • Organizing your inventory + shipping 
  • Money & finances

Partnership & Accountability:
An additional part of the course will be putting you in a small group of accountability partners to help you show  up and take action as you digest and explore the course information. This will enhance your experience as you build community and learn from your peers in tangible ways. 

Course Dates:
Sundays starting August 15th, 2021, ending November 14th
2:00pm – 3:30pm ET 

* No class Sunday, October 17th, 2021
* 1-2 weeks may be a pre-recorded lecture released and no meeting time due to holidays

To reserve your place head to our SHOP page! Full payment here + half payment here

Enrollment closes June 16th, 2021.

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Course Leaders:

Isadora Stowe is a multimedia artist and art’s educator with over twenty years of professional teaching, training and service experience. As a single parent from a rural New Mexican Bordertown, and Assistant Art Professor she is passionate about helping artists achieve their professional practice goals no matter the obstacle. She loves to empower artists to further develop their commitment, tenacity, reality with clarity, time management and accountability in their own practices.

Stowe earned her BFA in Painting with a double major in Cultural Anthropology, MFA in Painting and Drawing. She exhibits her work widely in solo-exhibitions in Museums, Universities and Art Galleries and is represented in many collections across the country and in Mexico. She has been the recipient of several grants, scholarships and awards for her work, including an Award for Excellence from the New Mexico Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. She is dedicated to making the world a better place for Artists from all walks of life and serves on many local and national committees and on the board of directors for Bordersenses and the Texas Association of Schools of Art.

Kaylan Buteyn is an artist, curator, founder of the Artist/Mother Podcast and founder of Stay Home Gallery & Residency. Her practice primarily focuses on female empowerment, the maternal experience, and community engagement. Her paintings are rooted in abstraction, often referencing the maternal form. She has exhibited in galleries and community spaces internationally. In 2019, as a social extension of her art practice, Kaylan started the Artist/Mother Podcast, sharing interviews of working artists who are mothers. The podcast has grown to a large network of women artists and offers support and encouragement for them through exhibitions, publications, retreats, a crit group program and more.

In 2020 as a response to the global covid-19 pandemic, Kaylan co-founded Stay Home Gallery with Pam Taylor and the two took their virtual gallery physical when Kaylan offered her home and artist studio in rural Tennessee as a brick and mortar gallery and artist residency space. Kaylan holds an MFA from the New Hampshire Institute of Art. She now lives with her partner and their 3 children in Fort Wayne, IN.

Course Investment:
$425 regular price
$365 scholarship price

This investment is for 12 weeks of your time, well over 20 hours of lecture and discussion, homework assignments, plus free access to our network for the duration! Network members will receive entry into our Alumni Group for continued conversation and support once the course ends!

A select amount of scholarships are available for:
-womxn of color
-single parents
-Chronically ill or disabled 
-under 40k combined household income

If you qualify for our scholarship price, simply email us to receive your discount code before purchasing your Wearing All the Hats Course enrollment ticket! artistmotherinfo@gmail.com

To reserve your place head to our SHOP page here! Enrollment closes June 16th, 2021.

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