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Artist Workshop with Vanessa Woods: PORTRAIT COLLAGE

Portrait Collage, the second of a three-part artist workshop series with Vanessa Woods!

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In this informative workshop, participants will look at the work of collage artists Hannah Hoch, Romare Bearden, and Deborah Roberts to inspire a series of dynamic portrait collages. We will play with scale, color and form to explore the multiplicity and complexities of identity through collage. Students will leave the class with several completed collages and inspiration to continue making more! 



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Treats by Saltwater Bakery

Cold Brew by Proyecto Diaz


About the artist, Vanessa Woods:

Vanessa Woods |

Woods graduated with an MFA with honors, from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her artwork and films have been exhibited internationally including Stanford Art Spaces at Stanford University, The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and The Institute of Contemporary Art in San Jose. Woods has been the recipient of numerous awards including a Murphy and Cadogan Fellowship from the SF Arts Commission, a Film Arts Foundation Grant, and the San Francisco Art Institute's MFA Fellowship. She has also been awarded residencies at Djerassi, the Headlands Center for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony and in Pont-Aven, France, through the Museum of Pont-Aven. Woods is represented by Jack Fischer Gallery in San Francisco. For more information please visit

(photograph of portrait collage by Deborah Roberts)