Studio Practice: Personal Identity Through Collage Making with Desirae Lee

Saturday, March 11, 2023 // 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

MOCA Jacksonville 333 N Laura St, Jacksonville, FL 32202

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Excavate images from magazine archives and create a collage in MOCA's Studios.

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In this studio course, students will excavate images from magazine archives to complete a 12 x 12 collage that reflects their personal identity. Participants will learn about the different forms of collage making as well as a brief history of Black collage artists and curators.

Studio Practice is a monthly series of hands-on, practical art classes where students of all levels learn to create in varying media with the instruction of a local artist.

Members $5 | Future Members $15

Open to adults and teens in the company of an adult.

5th Floor Studio



Desirae (Des) Lee is a multi-media artist, journalist, poet, and filmmaker from Jacksonville, FL with a goal to always tell honest stories. She is a Blackhouse Foundation fellow, a Facebook SEEN Initiative winner, and a Paul Robeson Awardee. She has had digital art installations exhibited up and down the east coast including at the Anacostia Arts Center, Lycoming College, and Miami Soul Basel. She completed a film residency in Ghana through a partnership with the Library of Africa and the African Diaspora (LOATAD) and a visual artist residency Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She is also the grant recipient of several creative initiatives including Moment Invitational Film Fest, Late Fee Magazine photography grant, and the inaugural National Black Movie Day Scholarship.She strives to create art that celebrates vulnerability, finds beauty amongst the mundane, and portrays Black people in diverse ways. Her mission is to develop and produce television, travel the world, and sprinkle stardust wherever she goes. Des holds a B.S. in Photojournalism and Innovation from the University of Florida and an MFA in Film from Howard University.

Where to follow 


Instagram: @kalei_des_scope

Facebook: @desirae.lee.3