In partnership with Stepping Stones North Edinburgh, we ran three projects between August 2018 and May 2019 with groups of young mums in Muirhouse and Wardie. The workshops were led by Lauren McLaughlin and introduced the group to a variety of mediums including block printing, linocut, mono printing, spray painting, clay pottery, painting and collage.
The mums were encouraged to come up with their own ideas and projects and were supported in using the different materials to explore their experiences of young motherhood. The first group of mums in Muirhouse created a collaborative artwork using jigsaw pieces featuring mixed media selfies and text exploring the judgements they faced as young mums. The second group in Wardie created an A4 zine titled ‘Could You Do This?’ which explored the realities of parenting, both the positive aspects as well as the more challenging parts!