Virtual Collage Jam
is a FREE bi-weekly social collage-making session on YouTube!
Our Virtual Collage Jam is now every other Monday from 2-3:30pm ET on my YouTube Channel – alternating with Kim's Virtual Studio Party – so you always have a weekly Kim and Kal event to join for some art-making fun and connection!
Fall 2021 dates for Virtual Collage Jam are:
Monday September 27
Monday October 18
Monday November 1
Monday November 15
Monday November 29
Monday December 13
Fall 2021 dates for Kim's Virtual Studio Party are:
Monday October 4
Monday October 25
Monday November 8
Monday November 22
Monday December 6
To Join us for the Virtual Collage Jam, simply go to my YouTube Channel and look for the LIVE NOW stream at 2pm each Jam Monday. (If the LIVE NOW link doesn't show up, simply refresh your browser repeatedly until it does.).
Work, chat & connect while indulging in some cut-and-paste therapy! Getting hands-on is very grounding, and collaging is tons of fun, regardless of level or ability. I'll be working (playing!) and chatting right alongside you.
You can use YouTube's chat to ask questions, comment, respond to my questions, etc. My partner Kim-Lee Kho will be manning the chat - passing along your comments so I can respond.
Be sure you request to join our private Virtual Collage Jam Facebook Group so you can share your collages and see what others in the group have made! It's a very supportive group, with tons of great collages and and spirited, collegial discussions.
The Thursday before each Jam, I email the group an optional theme/idea/image (as well as posting it on the Facebook group) that you can work with if desired. It might be a word, an idea, a common image we can all incorporate, etc.
It’s fun seeing what other minds do using the same starting point … and I’m open to suggestions/contributions for future sessions!
Tools & Materials
I love collage because it’s SO democratic:
These sessions are FREE!
Please email me if you're interested in joining using the button below.
I send out an email with the optional prompt for each Jam the Tuesday before, as well as a reminder the Friday before. I also post the prompt in our Facebook group. Your email will NOT be shared with any third parties, and you will not receive emails from me about anything else — unless you wish to sign up for my email list, of course.
Replays on YouTube
Did you miss a Collage Jam or Studio Party? No – not really! You can always watch the replay on YouTube later – or catch up with earlier Jams or Parties you may have missed – perfect if you want some cozy creative company at any time that suits you:
Kal's Virtual Collage Jam Playlist on YouTube
Kim's Virtual Studio Party Playlist on YouTube
FOR ME, A RURAL ARTIST working in a medium that is not fully understood in my community, Kal and the community he has created is a lifeline… to connect with other artists and to hear their thinking is invaluable. I so appreciate the fact that he has created a Facebook group for us as well, a place that allows us to share with one another and a place I know I will get critical feedback from fellow artists. – ELAYNE
THE COLLAGE JAM brings together a group of art-loving and enthusiastic participants from places near and far. The prompt is always a great starting point to inspire the beginnings of a collage, and from there, each person’s individuality takes over to produce a really unique piece. All the while, the camera is focused on Kal’s skilled interpretation, so we are all learning something as we are doing our own works. Kim deftly fields the comments from the chat group to pull us all together into a shared space of delight and camaraderie. What a joy it has been to regularly take part in these jam sessions! – ANNE