M101 | Women, Art and Activism


9:30 - 11:00 a.m. EST


1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13

Four Sessions 

Limit 15 Participants



Throughout history women artists have grappled with exclusion in every imaginable form, and have faced limited options, public anger, professional scorn, condemnation and censorship. But these women artists prevailed and gave a voice to the voiceless through provocative subjects and political expressions. They have revised the historical canon of art and carved out a space for women in the modern art narrative. Join art therapist, Marney Schorr, as we review, discuss and create images inspired by women artists who bravely challenged assumptions and defied expectations in the art world. Art materials can be of your own choosing such as drawing materials, photography, collage images or found objects.

Optional resources:
(1)  Mancoff, Debra, Danger! Women Artists at Work
Lucinda Gossling, et Al, The Art of Feminism: Images that Shaped the Fight for Equality, 1857-2017.

Marney Schorr is an author, art therapist, and teaching artist. She currently runs an art therapy practice at NUarts in downtown Pittsfield where she offers community classes and art therapy groups at her studio. She is the Director of the Arts in Recovery for Youth (AIRY) youth suicide prevention program, and is the recipient of the 2018 MA Statehouse award, Berkshires Top 25 award and the MCSP award. She teaches for OLLI, Berkshire Community College, Springfield College and Annamaria College and is an Internship Supervisor for art therapy students at MCLA and Springfield College. Marney´s book was released in 2022, DBT and Art for Youth Suicide Prevention: When Art Saves Lives.

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