• Introduction to the basics of collage, mixed media, abstract art, color theory and composition.

  • Creating composited images from found, taken, and scanned images.

  • Learning the techniques of masking, edge treatments, color space, shadows and highlights, texture, perspective, depth of field, harmony, symmetry, and narrative.

  • Practicing how to make the disparate elements meld seamlessly to create a sense of magic realism.

  • Going back home with several of your own dream collages or photomontages.

  • Paper, magazines to cut from, glue and paint for mixed media are included. You can print photos or buy stretched canvas at an additional cost.

VAcation With An Artist


Retreat in the beautiful countryside near Athens to create your dream collage art and photomontage in my studio. When you need a break, enjoy the peaceful nature strolls, bike, swim or feast on Greek cuisine.


Do a four days intensive mini-apprenticeship in collage art and photomontage under my supervision. We will work four hours a day and I will teach you the techniques of my art so that you will be able to create your own artwork. If you want, you can book  a full board stay with your own bedroom and bathroom.


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From Art to Empowerment: How Women Can Develop Artistic Voice


February 6, 2020

Annette Luycx


My hands-on workbook for self-discovery through artistic expression just came out! It is available on Amazon, Archway and Barnes & Noble as a print copy and as an e-book.

“From Art to Empowerment: How Women Can Develop Artistic Voice” By Annette Luycx  ISBN: 978-1-4808-8496-0 (softcover); 978-1-4808-8497-7 (eBook)  Available at the Archway Publishing Online Bookstore, Amazon and Barnes & Noble.





It describes the method I have developed over 20 years of working with women in art education. It helps women to look inward, find inspiration in personal experiences and generate their own themes, images and symbols, ultimately discovering what is meaningful to them and learning to express that visually. In the book I lead women through a step-by-step process using self-reflective thinking, visualizing, journaling, and other creative practices. It starts with explaining how to find a personal story that you can use for your art-making and it ends with advice to organize your final exhibition, in order to share your artwork with friends and family.


The book has twenty-four practical fun exercises and twelve art assignments that guide you to develop your artistic voice: that unique way of art-making that is so characteristic of who you are, your own style! This book will expand your artistic ability and self-awareness as you work in collage on an issue of personal interest.