Astro Art: How Your Chart Can Inform Your Artistic Expression
- May 30, 2021
- 11AM - 12:30PM EST
Live from Afidnes, Greece
What happens when you find inspiration for your art in your chart? Air signs are drawn to open spaces, wings, and black and white. Taurus is attracted to flowers and Capricorn to rocks. Leo has a liking for strong colors. In this session, we will integrate astrology and art.
On Sunday, May 30th at 11AM EST, join VAWAA artist and art educator, Annette, for a fun session comparing some famous artists' charts to the art they made. Through a lively interactive presentation, we will learn how the alchemy of signs, planets, and houses reveals a specific artistic expression. By looking at the charts and art of Vincent Van Gogh and Wassily Kandinsky, we can gain deeper insight into what interested them and motivated them to create their art and use the imagery we see in their work.
Bring your astro chart (download for free) and some images of your artworks. After the presentation, it'll be your turn. Enjoy a shared moment of cosmic and creative introspection before we discuss our findings.
This session requires a basic knowledge of astrology (signs, planets, houses). Get ready for some amazing discoveries! Joining us from a different time zone than EST? Be sure to convert the time.
What you'll need
- Images of your own artwork
- Your astrological chart made (for free) at www.astro.com (you need your birth time; if you don’t have it, use 12PM which is in the middle of the day you were born)
Have the image of your chart and artworks on a powerpoint/ keynote slide so you can easily share with others during the session.
How to join
We'll be hosting this VAWAA Online on Zoom. We'll send the link and details to join via email 1 day and again 1 hour before it begins.
Annette is a collage and photomontage artist based in Athens' beautiful countryside. Trained in prestigious art schools in United States, France, Austria, and Greece, she has been focusing on collage, photomontage, and mixed media for three decades. Led by a passion for theatre and the human soul, her photo montages look like "film stills" of human relationships and are made with scissors, glue, found photographs, or photographs taken by her. She creates collage portraits that are deconstructions of familiar everyday faces to shed light into the sinews of their being. She strives to merge fantasy and reality in each composition to lead us to the dreamland of human emotions. Dostoyevsky, Ibsen, Bergman, and Hitchcock inspire her, as well as collage artists like Hannah Hoch, Max Ernst, Martha Rosler, and John Stezaker.
Visit her artist page to learn more about her in-person VAWAA.
"I enjoyed the format very much. Seeing examples by artists, followed by the guided fantasy and then time given to create our self portrait triggered ideas and images. I needed more time though I appreciate how limited time and materials can also serve to enhance the creative process. I am sorry I could not stay to see all the works of other participants." - Anna Marina
"I’ll just say this- working with Annette left me hungry to know more." - Colleen
"Annette's guided meditation was one of the most useful creative triggers for conceptualising an inner landscape that could actually inspire imagery I could create in the moment. Just wish there was a way for more interaction during the process of creation. Ah well, lockdown eh!" - Lyn
"I loved the meditation into yourself and the quote. everything was very well planned for the class. I would love to take another with her. I also enjoyed the music while we were all working. I also overall love learning where everyone is from around the world." - Elfe
"This was a delightful hands-on experience which allows us to tap into our inner selves and try to express what we find. Annette is an excellent teacher and clearly knows what she’s doing." - T.
"It was a well paced course integrated with a great introduction by Annette (of her practice and art), a solid foundational review of diverse portraiture by other artists, impactful, guided exercises that led to discovery and creation." - Carol
Sessions are ticketed to support artists, makers and our small team. If you’re experiencing financial hardship, reach out. We may have a generous participant who has paid it forward. We would ask that you pay the love forward by sharing online sessions with friends.