Self Portrait of a Becoming Self: Creating a Vision for 2022

Live from Afidnes, Greece

The end of the year approaching always gets us in a reflective and intention setting mood. Who will you be in 2022? What do you hope to achieve, how would you like to grow? Of course we don’t really know what the year will bring; but we can use our imagination and imagine what the year could bring. We can imagine how we will look back on 2022 next year. 

On Saturday, December 11th at 11AM EST, collage and photomontage artist Annette invites us for a fun session to end the year and look forward in wondering anticipation. A session to create a portrait of our future self, through self inquiry and a renewed connection to our dreams.

This is a miraculous session that combines slideshow, self-enquiry, connecting to your dreams, guided exercise, collage techniques and art, and the result will be uplifting, as you channel your most desired dreams about your developing personality with the power of your imagination to the present moment in your 2022 future self- portrait. 

Annette will be demonstrating how to work with collage and there will be plenty of time to work on making your own self-portrait in collage. We'll end by sharing our creations with each other.

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


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.


Reviews

"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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