Abstract Brainstorming through Collage Painting (AS/AUS/EU/AF friendly)

Live from The Hague, Netherlands

Understanding the world through materials and ideas is the human quest for knowledge. Join VAWAA Artist and Dutch visual artist Tessa for an abstract brainstorming session through collage painting on Thursday, July 23, at 5am New York time. That is 11am in Paris, 2:30pm in Mumbai, 5pm in Singapore, and 7pm in Sydney. We'll get a peek into Tessa's creative process as she guides us to listen to our work, to our instincts, and to the world. Limited to 12 participants.

Joining us from a different time zone? Be sure to convert the time.

What you'll need

- a gluestick or matte medium
- scissors
- scraps of paper
- one piece of card stock
- an empty toilet roll
- ink
- acrylics and acrylic markers

How to join

We'll be hosting this VAWAA Online on Zoom. We'll send you the link and details to join via email a few hours before it begins.

About Tessa

Tessa is an abstract painter who works in mixed media and collage. She focuses heavily on composition, materiality, and pattern. Her creative process emphasizes trial and error, and she enjoys experimenting with texture, using everything from inks to wallpapers in her art. Tessa’s finished works are as much about her process as they are products of that process. Expressive and abstract, Tessa’s collages and paintings reflect her fascination with creative expression and artistic intuition, but more importantly, they reflect her unique humanity and her truly special brand of kindness and energy. A mother, a teacher, and an optimist, she lives by the mantra: “There is art in every heart!”

Visit her artist page to learn more about her in-person VAWAA.


"Really nice look into Tessa's process doing collage. I have no art or design background and was able to enjoy this class with many artists of varying backgrounds. We each worked on a collage and shared our work, and I really learned from what others did as well as what Tessa demonstrated. I enjoyed the class very much." - Denise

"Loved tessa's welcoming warm spirit, it was tangible even through the screen!" - Alisa

"Learning from Tessa was such a wonderful experience! She had valuable insight, is very talented and had a lovely demeanor. I truly enjoyed my time with her this morning!" -   Jane

"Nice presentation. I like projects that will get me out of my head and collaging will do just that. Many ideas were generated while watching you create. Thank-you VAWAA and Tessa!" - Lisa

Sessions are ticketed to support artists, makers and our small team. If you’re experiencing financial hardship, please reach out. We may have a generous participant who has paid it forward and would ask that you pay the love forward by sharing online sessions with 3 new friends.