Motherhood and the Photographic Practice

with Amy Harrity

May 13 – June 3, 2024


Mondays; 5:30 – 7:30 pm (Mountain Time)
* Class will not meet on Monday, May 27 due to the holiday. In the third week, class will be Tuesday, May 28.
  • Tuition $525.00

Course Description

Exploring the concept of creating while mothering involves understanding the dynamics of creativity amidst the responsibilities of parenthood. Creative individuals must adeptly maneuver through the paradigm shifts and practical constraints inherent in raising children. The interplay between nurturing new life and pursuing one’s own creative endeavors raises questions about whether parenthood hampers or enhances creativity.

In this online workshop, photographer Amy Harrity guides participants through artist’s work and methodology to assist creative mothers in processing their evolving identity. By exploring the intricacies of motherhood, from moments of profound joy to the challenges and complexities of balancing personal growth with nurturing others, participants gain a deeper understanding of their own journey.

Each session provides a comprehensive lecture and a meticulously crafted photographic assignment centered on themes of motherhood. These prompts are designed to inspire reflection and encourage participants to explore the varied dimensions of their experiences as mothers.

Active engagement is essential as students share their new work for group critique sessions, fostering a supportive creative community. Join Amy online this spring to uncover the vibrant connection between motherhood and creativity.

Additional Information


Open for anyone who identifies as a mother.

What You Should Know:

Working knowledge of digital workflow and manual mode on your digital SLR or mirrorless camera. Participants must be able to download and select images using image editing software for class sessions

Special Notes:

Class will meet 5:30 – 7:30 pm (Mountain Time) on Mondays starting May 13 and ending June 3; class will not meet on Monday, May 27 due to the holiday. In the third week, class will be Tuesday, May 28 (four online group sessions). Enrollment is limited to 12 participants.

Zoom Video Conferencing software (available for no charge from will be used to facilitate the class sessions. Further details will be emailed to registrants.

Santa Fe Workshops always aims to produce a high-quality experience for our online attendees. That said, variables including regional and local internet provider speeds, traffic on Zoom's servers, and your own computing hardware can contribute to a less than ideal streaming event. While we do our best to minimize the impact of these variables, they are outside the control of Santa Fe Workshops.


View Withdrawal and Transfer Policies for online programs.

For the convenience of participants, recordings of each class session are posted privately for one month after the end of each session. Santa Fe Workshops takes the recordings down after one month to protect the intellectual property of our instructors.

Creative Vision, One-of-a-Kind, Personal Project
Amy Harrity

Amy Harrity is a photographer and director living in Los Angeles, California. Her work has a sensitive and playful approach to image-making. With striking simplicity and quiet confidence, Amy’s compositions embody a deep emotional context.  Each image foregrounds human emotions—distilling subjects’ personal experiences into compositions that ripple with honesty. Her work about Mothers has been featured editorially and won the American Photography Award in 2022.


Instagram: @amyharrity

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