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 over seventeen 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

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A Prompt A Day: Online Mixed Media Art Journaling classes Registration open for March


A Prompt A Day: Online Mixed Media Art Journaling classes

Registration now open for March!

For $25 each month, you will receive a prompt a day. I've set up a special page just for the group! Starting March through March 31st, I will post (to the site, open to students only) a prompt of the day. The prompt is actually three prompts:

Painting

Collage

Journaling

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. So for the month of March, you are receiving 93 prompts.

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
scissors
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 March 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 March any time before the end of March (please note: if you sign up late in March and you want to start a new month, please note that with your payment and I will not log you in for March but for the month you request). Please note that at 8 p.m. on the last day of the month is when the class ends. At that time, I will remove all members who are not staying on to the next month and then remove the month's prompts. I will then add new members and add the new prompts for the new month.

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 to print out and save) 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 March 1st for the month of March. 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 February OR March, or both!-Thanks! Note: January's Prompts are available as a PDF file for $25, as well.










9 comments:

Sandy said...

Ooooohhhhh can't wait. I'm signing up tomorrow. This will be my 3rd month and my journal is filling fast with colorful pages. This class is so much fun. A great group of sweet women that meet in one place online.

trish said...

I know I've been a major journal slacker this month but I am going to sign up again and start fresh:)
can't wait!

Artzy Diva said...

I've loved Jan. & Feb. so much I am definitely doing March!!!!! Everything about the course is great & so much FUN!!!!

Woo-Hoo!! Art a Day the Kelly way!!! ;)

Renata Pacheco said...

Hi, Kelly. I've just signed up for February. Should I signed again for March? Or you do that automatically?

Kelly Kilmer said...

Sandy, Trish and Ms Diva, you guys are cool-thank you! It's great fun having you in the class.

Renata-
just got your note. i don't like automatic payments. i send out reminder notices, etc... so, yes if you want to sign up for march you have to go through paypal again. thanks for understanding!
welcome to the group!!!
kelly

rdn said...

I've only recently "discovered" your blog and I love it! I love your passion and that everything is said with exclamation marks and that you freely express your opinions. (It helps that I usually agree with you!) And I love the journal pages you share. I'm going to sign up for March, but I have to wait till I get my tax refund. I can hardly wait - is it March yet???? Randi

Kelly Kilmer said...

LOL, thanks Randi! Looking forward to you joining the online class!! It's a GREAT group!!!!

Raine said...

This is one of the most fun and rewarding classes EVER! I'll keep signing up as long as you keep offering it. I highly recommend it. It's such a great way to stick to that New Year's resolution to make art every day.
Great job, Kelly!

crimsoncat05 said...

okay, you finally got me- everyone looks like they're having tons of fun with this, so I have to play, too!!