What You'll Find Here

I post daily (photos of my journal pages, things that inspire me and personal bits and pieces) to inspire and encourage others. I have always believed that if I can do it, so can you.

You'll find resources (my favorite supplies, books, slideshows of my art journal pages, favorite bloggers, etc...) listed along the right hand side of my blog.

I've been teaching both in person and online workshops for almost twenty years now. You can find out more about my classes by scrolling down along the right hand side of my blog. I strive to make classes accessible to everyone (both beginner to advanced).

I love teaching and truly believe that deep down inside everyone is an artist, capable of creating something. There is power and knowledge in the act of creating something with your own hands, made from your own heart and head.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at EGorey99@sbcglobal.net

Thanks for stopping by!

-Kelly

Sunday, December 14, 2008

The rest of my classes for 2008, here they are!!


Dec 19th Zinnia So Pasadena Swatches: Little Paper Books

Swatches: Little Paper Books

I'm absolutely addicted to these little books. I guarantee after this class, you'll be too! After you pick from a hodge podge of "found" papers, you will assemble a variety of little paper books. We will quickly assemble a small pile of "swatches" learning a quick and easy bookbinding stitch as you go. We will then start to work quickly on the pages (but not too quickly) working in multiple books at one time, listening to our muses (no criticism only soft whispers of "go for it..."), we will collage, stamp, paint, doodle, stitch and play on the pages. You will learn how to work fast. You will learn a variety of new mixed media collage techniques. You will walk out with a small pile of books that you can toss in a bag and bring with you anywhere and everywhere.

Supply list- Students should, please, bring to class: Favorite Glue stick, Scissors, bone folder, cork backed metal ruler, 3 1" bristle brushes to paint and glue with, container to hold water, small selection of collage ephemera to use, roll of waxed paper, roll of paper towels. Questions? Please email Kelly at Egorey99@sbcglobal.net

Dec 20th Thousand Oaks workshop Triptych Book (email Kelly at EGorey99@sbcglobal.net for more info and to sign up)

Triptych book This class was a HUGE success at Artfest 2001 and across the U.S. It's one of my favorite book forms. I'm bringing it back and revising it-updating it! A very unique book that lends itself to a variety of different styles. Please bring favorite scraps of ephemera (old letters, journal pages, collaged tags, etc…) You will construct a three panel book from scratch that can be used as a journal, story album, photo album, memoribilia book and more! Learn unusual ways of incorporating favorite imagery and collage ephemera into the design of the book. Walk away with your own personal journal with your head spinning with ideas!

Supply List: Scissors, small selection of favorite collage ephemera, bone folder, cork back metal ruler, roll of waxed paper, roll of paper towels, container to hold water, 3 1" brushes to glue and paint (I like chip or bristle brushes) . permanent black inkpad

Dec 21st Stamp Addict San Diego The Storyteller

The Storyteller What is a journal but a teller of a story-your story? In this workshop, we will make a unique artist’s book. Page by page, we will start to “Tell” your story weaving layers of acrylic mediums, collage ephemera and the written word. Accompanying this workshop will be a handout full of new ideas and exercises guaranteed to bring any story teller out and onto the page.

Supply list- Students should, please, bring to class: Scissors, bone folder, cork backed metal ruler, 3 1" bristle brushes to paint and glue with, container to hold water, small selection of collage ephemera to use, roll of waxed paper, roll of paper towels. Questions? Please email Kelly at Egorey99@sbcglobal.netDec 27th Zinnia So Pasadena Swatches: Little Paper Books

Swatches: Little Paper Books

I'm absolutely addicted to these little books. I guarantee after this class, you'll be too! After you pick from a hodge podge of "found" papers, you will assemble a variety of little paper books. We will quickly assemble a small pile of "swatches" learning a quick and easy bookbinding stitch as you go. We will then start to work quickly on the pages (but not too quickly) working in multiple books at one time, listening to our muses (no criticism only soft whispers of "go for it..."), we will collage, stamp, paint, doodle, stitch and play on the pages. You will learn how to work fast. You will learn a variety of new mixed media collage techniques. You will walk out with a small pile of books that you can toss in a bag and bring with you anywhere and everywhere.

Supply list- Students should, please, bring to class: Favorite Glue stick, Scissors, bone folder, cork backed metal ruler, 3 1" bristle brushes to paint and glue with, container to hold water, small selection of collage ephemera to use, roll of waxed paper, roll of paper towels. Questions? Please email Kelly at Egorey99@sbcglobal.net

Dec 28th Millie Papercrafts Los Angeles An Artist's Journal

An Artist’s Journal
Learn the “Art” of journaling. We’ll recycle a hardbound book in a new way, creating an entirely new artists journal. We’ll then dive right into working on the pages with all new mixed media art journaling exercises. You will learn not only how to layer paint, images and words but I guarantee that after class, you’ll be buzzing with new ideas.

A detailed 20 page creativity book is includes in this class. You’ll walk away with a new journal, almost 200 creativity exercises, tons of resources and a new desire to put your heart on paper…Even if you've taken a journaling class before, you're going to come away with new ideas as this is unlike any other class you’ve ever taken. Even if you've been journaling for your entire life, you will get something out of this class. This is a brand new class that you are guaranteed to love!! We will focus on creating the journal and then dive right in and walk out with completed pages. Learn all of my tips, tricks and ideas for diving right in and starting on the pages.
Supply list-
Students should, please, bring to class: Scissors, bone folder, cork backed metal ruler, Hardcover book that they are willing to gut (about 6 x 9" the size of a best seller novel-hardcover ONLY), 3 1" bristle brushes to paint and glue with, container to hold water, small selection of collage ephemera to use, roll of waxed paper, roll of paper towels. Questions? Please email Kelly at Egorey99@sbcglobal.net

Hope to see you before the year ends!

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