Abstract Painting and Collage with Tessa
  • The Hague, Netherlands
  • 25 hours over 5 days

Abstract Painting and Collage with Tessa

Embark on a creative self-discovery in "The City of Peace" with abstract fine artist Tessa. Find your unique expression through experimentation, materials, and mixed media techniques. Combine design, pattern, and shapes and explore playful ways to create distinct and imaginative pieces as you immerse in unmistakable Dutch architecture and a slower pace to rejuvenate.
  • Snacks, Coffee, & Tea


One Guest
USD $1605
Additional guest(s) (max 4)
USD $720


One Guest
USD $625
Additional guest(s)
USD $315
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Meet the Artist

Tessa, an abstract fine artist, draws inspiration from ornamental patterns, infusing experimentation and texture into her expressive paintings and collages. Focused on composition, materiality, and pattern, her creative process involves fearless trial and error, using a range of materials from inks to wallpapers.

Tessa's art reflects not just technical skill but a unique humanity, radiating kindness and energy. As a teacher, she empowers others to find their authentic creative expression, sharing her passion for exploration and innovation. Her work stands as a testament to the transformative power of art, inviting others to join her in the journey of self-discovery through creativity.

VAWAA Includes:

  • Deep dive into handprinting collage papers using Gelli Plate and various techniques.
  • Brief history of abstraction and an introduction to different abstract artists and movements.
  • Learn how to use your printed papers in collage.
  • Explore various collage making techniques and incorporate mixed media techniques.
  • Lose your fear for experimentation and find your own artistic language.
  • Your three finished mixed media artworks.
  • Photo walk to gather images of objects, scenery, and/or patterns for inspiration and to incorporate in work.
  • A personalized tour of the Hague Art Museum.
  • All materials, tools, and one museum entrance.

Explore The Hague

About an hour outside Amsterdam by train or bus, The Hague is usually skipped over in favor of its canal-lined big sister. And while some travelers may not be looking for the quieter streets offered here, those seeking a more local experience will certainly be rewarded. Featuring the unmistakable hallmarks of Dutch architecture, quirky attractions like Madurodam (a charming miniature theme park), and some truly stunning institute of arts and design, The Hague offers local delights at a slower and more accessible pace. In other words, the perfect place to rejuvenate and find artistic inspiration.

Tessa's studio is placed right in the middle of the two main beaches of The Hague. Take a mere 15 minute walk to Scheveningen where you'll find a bustling boulevard with lots of surfing schools, restaurants and a pier with a ferris wheel and bungee jumping for the brave. On the pier there are lots of wonderful restaurants to choose from.

Additional Details

This VAWAA is available for a longer duration, up to 7 days. If interested in extending your time, just let us know by how many days and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Tessa's Availability 5 days

Guest Reviews

  • Bettina L., Australia

    My 5 day stay with Tessa exceeded my expectations. Particularly as Tessa is a very talented teacher. I came with a sheaf of requests and concerns and she calmly addressed them all. We covered a great variety of topics including colour theory and composition of artworks. I completed a huge number of scrolls, many Gelli prints, made collages, I tried my hand at creative acrylic painting. She organis Read more

  • Prashant M., India

    Tessa is a wonderful artist, thoughtful host and a great teacher. She was really accommodating of our request to crash the course into two days. We started with a tour to a paper art exhibition that provided some perspective of art in general and then quickly got down to some basics back in her studio. Her studio is really cozy, naturally well lit and right next to the harbor which allowed for a l Read more