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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!


Monday, January 19, 2009

A Prompt A Day: Online Mixed Media Art Journaling classes for February

A Prompt A Day: Online Mixed Media Art Journaling classes

For $25 each month, you will receive a prompt a day. I've set up a special page just for the group! Starting Feb 1st through Feb 28th, I will post (to the site, open to students only) a prompt of the day. The prompt is actually three prompts:




Each prompt will contain a supply list and detailed instructions on how to make at least ONE journal page a day. I will also demonstrate how I followed the prompt by showing pictures of my own page a day along with the prompt. These prompts can be used not only for art journaling but also for other mixed media art: canvas, altered books, ATCs, boxes, books, etc... It's actually THREE prompts a day rolled into ONE journal page.

Each paid student (for that month) will receive a file of the whole month's worth of class documents (photos and instructions). This file will be posted on the group's site before the end of the month. I can also email it to you if there are problems.

The idea of this project is to inspire you to create something daily! It's like taking a class with me but receiving one prompt a day!

You don't need a lot to do this. If you've been following my blog, you have an idea of the work that I do. If you've taken a class with me, you know my style! I like to give my students an idea to make a page and then I love seeing how everyone translates that idea to make it their own!

This is a new venture for both my regular students and brand new students!! It's open to everyone from beginner to advanced.

Basic supplies are:
A Journal or paper
PVA bookbinding adhesive OR Gel Medium (I like Soft Gel Gloss) or even a glue stick (I like coccoina, avery, scotch-anything labeled permanent). In my journal, at home, a glue stick is my adhesive of choice!
Acrylics-my basic colors are Hansa Yellow Medium (or Azo yellow medium), Quinacridone Magenta, Phthalo Blue, Titanium White, Paynes Grey, Titan Buff and Burnt Sienna-with these colors you can make any color (I like Nova Color but whatever your favorite brand is, will do.)
Gloss or polymer Medium (mix 50/50 with your paints to "extend" them and make them last longer. Do not buy what they label extender as that extends the drying time)
1" chip or bristle brushes
a few favorite pens-mine are: Sakura gelly roll glaze, Sakura Souffle, Latte and sweets pens, Zig Vellum and Writer pens, Faber Castell Pitt Pens (brush stroke, black), Sharpie Poster Paint pens (water based), Micron pens, uniball signo...you do not need all of these! Just a pen that will write on paint and paper!
water container
waxed paper
paper towels or old rags
bone folder
metal ruler
Paper ephemera-collage papers for background and focal, images

Also, please note, I do not want you to have to go buy anything for the class. Use what you have. If you do not have these specific colors of paint, use what is in front of you: Yellow, Red, Blue, etc.. You will get a different look but I really want to stress using what you already own and what's in your studio (or closet, or art bag or wherever you work from!)

I am a firm believer in using the art journal as a tool. It's a place where not only you can express yourself, but you can also form your ideas for various projects and let them develop onto the page. 99.9% of my artwork is done in art journal form.

You will be able to upload your own photos of the pages that YOU create from the prompts. There is a discussion forum where you can ask questions and talk to other group members.

I am always available to answer your questions and to help!

The prompts and ideas I give lend themselves to a variety of media: canvas, atcs, art journal pages, artist books, cards, altered art and MORE.

This is all NEW material. Even if you've taken every single one of my 300+ mixed media classes, this is something new. You will get new ideas and techniques!

I do not show the journal pages from the online class on this blog. The material you are getting in the class is fresh and new. Exclusive to students.

Each month has NEW and DIFFERENT techniques then the previous ones. The classes are geared towards ALL levels of experience: Beginner to Advanced. Use the prompts to inspire you to make art daily in some form OR work at your own pace and make art when you can.

The prompts are not at all related to the month posted. They stand on their own.

Interested? Use the button below! Questions? Drop me an email at EGorey99@sbcglobal.net

Sign ups start NOW. Class starts February 1st. I do not pro-rate classes. They are on a month by month basis only beginning the first of each month (at $25 a month). You can sign up for the month of February any time before the end of February (please note: if you sign up late in February and you want to start a new month, please note that with your payment and I will not log you in for February but for the month you request). You do not have to do exercises on a daily basis either. You can log in and do the exercises at your own leisure. It's also your choice if you lurk on the site or actively participate. Remember, at the end of the month you will receive a file (posted on the group site before the end of the month for you) of the whole month's prompts, techniques and photos of my samples to print out and save (please play nice and do not share. Please only use for personal use. :) Thanks.)

No refunds after February 1st for the month of February. Thanks.

Once you've signed up, I will personally send you an invite to join the group. You have to sign into the group (using your own information: email address and create a password, etc..). It's up to you, if you lurk and stay anonymous or if you want to fully participate.

ALSO: There will be a FREE give a way. ONE lucky person per month will receive either a handmade journal made by me OR one of my collage packs (these are of my choosing). The value of the journal is $40. The value of the collage pack is $45. The winner is chosen on the last day of the month. ONE winner per month. Winner randomly selected.

Please note if you are signing up for January OR February, or both!-Thanks!


Artzy Diva said...

As someone who is doing the January A Prompt A Day (and the February too!) I can honestly say it is awesome! Kelly gives great prompts that really help keep the creative juices flowing.

Christy said...

I'm another current student of Kelly's "A Prompt A Day" classes and I would say if you are interested in learning some amazing background painting techniques or just getting that daily motivation to open that journal and create this class is fantastic and you should try it out. I was pretty sure it would be a long while before I would be able to take one of Kelly's classes in person so I about jumped up and down in my chair when she announced the first class. I'm so very pleased and would recommend this month long journal journey to everyone.

Sandy said...

I'm so excited! I'm a current student also and Kelly's classes are great. She is a wonderful online teacher, very involved with her students online. She's available to answer questions on the forum and is very encouraging. She motivates us and offers suggestions which I love.

If you're thinking of signing up but aren't sure you won't be sorry. I love the instructions, the tips, all that I'm learning and especially the journaling prompts. I've recalled so many memories that I thought I'd lost just from these prompts. It's wonderful to have it all down in a journal that I created.

Thank you Kelly for all for all of your hard work. I'm enjoying your classes and look forward to a fun month in Feb.

Shoshanah said...

go sign up NOW. this is the most awesome on-line class (i've taken a few -- yawn) -- i look forward to each day to see what the assignment will be. i LOVE how my journal is turning out -- something i can be proud of. i've taken several kelly classes in person, which are fab -- but this is the next best thing! you get sooooooooooooooooooo much for your $25!!!

trish said...

I really wasn't sure about signing up-just because money is tight and all, but I'm so glad I did. I was struggling in my art journal and I am learning so much I'm going to sign up for February:)
Thanks Kelly!
I've got my fingers and toes crossed for the giveaway :)

anna maria said...

January's class was great, but I was debating whether or not to sign up for February, since I have so much going in that month, but what the heck! I just did!
I'm hoping I chose February, since I'm already in the January one, but I don't remember seeing a choice, which doesn't mean a thing - I can get pretty spaced out!

Kelly Kilmer said...

You guys are kind!!

Anna Maria,
I sent you a note-I got your sign up for February. I knew where it was coming from so THANKS! :)

Barbara Hagerty said...

Hi Kelly, I'm in! I signed-up last night but forgot to email you that for now, I think I'll do February, then when I'm caught-up, I'll probably go back and buy January, too! I am SO looking forward to this!!!!

Renata Pacheco said...

Hi, Kelly! I've tried sending you an email, but it came back twice.

I’m very interested in take your classes. But I have a doubt: as we are in the end of February, should I begin on March? And if I do that, am I missing a lot of techniques? Could I follow your classes on March or I need to take February classes first to catching up.

I don’t know anything about art journal, but I really want to learn. Do you think this classes fit to me?

Thank you for your support.

Blessings from Brazil.


Kelly Kilmer said...

Sorry about the email problems. hopefully this will make it through to you. :)

It's completely up to you. All of the prompts for February are up on the board in addition to lots of tips, tricks and techniques. i've had people join at the very last minute to receive the prompts and work on them at a later date and time. The prompts do not at all correspond to the date so you can do them whenever. Also, the techniques vary so you can do them in a variety of art.

YES! The class is a great group from beginner to advanced. They are nurturing and just really really cool.

If you have any more questions, please feel free to drop me a note. You know where I am ;)


Sacred Yoli said...

Is it too late to join?

Thank You!


Kelly Kilmer said...

Yoli and others,
it's not too late to join. You can do the prompts at your own leisure. Each month's prompts are different. You can also purchase previous months prompts as a PDF as well. The group is AWESOME and it's a very sharing, caring bunch.