Mary Cassatt

Mary Cassatt was an American Impressionist painter and printmaker who lived from 1844 to 1926. She is famous for portraits of the social and private lives of women, focusing specifically on the relationship between a mother and child. Later in her life, she sponsored young, American artists and became an art advisor for many major art collectors.


This project is one of the virtual classes Exploring Women Artists, hosted on Facebook Live from 1:30-2pm every Wednesday and Friday. Materials and instructions are posted here afterwards. Tune into the live classes to ask questions, give suggestions, and interact with other students who are stuck at home!

If you want to watch the recording of the live video, check out our Facebook page or Youtube channel!


  • Mary Cassatt handout (linked below)
  • something to draw with


  1. Check out some of Mary Cassatt’s work here.
  2. Color in the handout, which is an outline of one of Cassatt’s famous paintings called “The Child’s Bath.” To keep with Mary Cassatt’s style, use warm and pastel colors which are best achieved with colored pencils or crayons.
  3. On the back of the handout, draw your own scene of a mother and child.