Self Love: The Source of Majestic Art

Live from Afidnes, Greece

This Valentines day, let the art of self-love empower you. 

Join us on Sunday February 13th at 12PM EST with collage and photomontage artist Annette. We will journey into our inner worlds and create collage art about our best self from a place of positivity and love. 

What would happen if, for two hours, we can reject our negative archetypes - the Inner Critic, Saboteur and Procrastinator - and radically embrace and totally accept ourselves just the way we are. Who are you, when you look at yourself with love? Someone who is talented, kind, smart, inventive, mystic and resilient? Beautiful, musical, caring and artistic?

We will channel the feeling of self-love with the power of your imagination into a sublime work of art.

If you are not in EST time zone, be sure to convert the time.

What to expect

  • Relationship between self-love and artistic expression.
  • Finding personal visual imagery and inspiration through meditation, guided imagery and a writing exercise. 
  • Connect to the love you have for yourself.
  • Demo of collage making techniques.
  • Time to create your own self-love inspired artwork. 
  • Share, discuss and connect with others. 

What you'll need

Pen, paper/notebook, pencil, charcoal, paints, magazine cut outs, scissors, UHU stick glue paper and cardboard to use as background for collage — whichever medium you feel comfortable with or wish to explore!

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.

About Annette

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 highly recommend any of Annette's VAWAA classes for exploring and expanding your artistic vision. She is such a talented teacher and guide." - Joyce

"I’ll just say this- working with Annette left me hungry to know more." - Colleen

"Annette's passion for collage and human discovery shine brightly. I loved the format of the entire workshop. Thank you for an insightful two hours of creative expression!" - Christina

"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

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