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Member Meeting June 8, 2021

BAA June 2021 Member Meeting

Finding mixed media collage to be the perfect place to express her wit, concern for the environment, and explore design, Jessica shares her enthusiasm for the possibilities of the medium as well as practical tips and techniques. Learn how she sources and organizes her materials, how to generate compositions and how to work with abstract elements. 

Jessica walks you through the entire creative process of assembling a collage so that you can make a signature masterpiece of your own. Jessica provides lots of advice for how to make these decisions along the way. This is a perfect class for beginners and those who want to tap into their creativity.  

Jessica will provide a demonstration and you can just watch and create your own collage later or work alongside her. 

Learn how to:

  • Work with found imagery
  • Cut out challenging shapes
  • Work with a penknife
  • Work with design elements in collage

Jessica Moon Bernstein-Schiano uses a wide variety of materials including discarded plastic bags, punctured bicycle inner tubes, paint, found paper and melting ice to create 2D artworks as well as 3D works including art installations. Climate change, the waste stream, and endangered species are various subjects that influence her work and are expressed in her pieces. Through her work, she hopes to inspire and remind audiences of what we have as well as what we stand to lose if we do not take action.  Jessica was born in Ohio, spent some time living in Mongolia, and has lived in Colorado for over 30 years. She currently lives in Nederland, Colorado 

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