History and Function

The Women’s Art Studio of Montreal is a group of artists that evolved from active members of the Women’s Art Society of Montreal. Many years prior, WASM had established a studio group where the environment provided opportunities for an exchange of ideas and techniques. In 1998 the studio group decided to become independent of WASM and we are currently a group of 40 artists.

Meetings and Activities

We currently meet at the Unitarian Church, at 5035 de Maisonneuve West.  The meeting hall accommodates all our members; tables and easels are available.

Our studio dates are listed in the Program‘s page of this website and the space is available from 9:30AM to 1:30PM.  Some members bring their lunch.

  • We invite four to six professional artists each year to conduct workshops on various aspects of art.
  • We have a few member days, when one of us shares a particular expertise.
  • We host two critique sessions annually, (winter and spring) when members can show completed or in-progress works to be reviewed by an invited professional artist or by our members. These sessions are followed by a pot-luck lunch.
  • The Women’s Art Studio holds an annual exhibition and sale of works in the spring.   A professional artist is invited to select 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prize winners as well as three Honorable Mention awards.   Cash prizes are awarded to the first three prize winners.

 WAS Workshop October 2018