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

Monday, May 11, 2009

Frenzy Stamper Scottsdale, AZ May 15-17th, 2009

THIS coming weekend-May 15th through the 17th, I will be at Frenzy Stamper in Scottsdale, AZ teaching FIVE classes!!!! I can not wait!!!!!!!!!!
Friday

Transcribed

10-4 with an hour lunch break

Itching to keep a journal? Stuck in a rut with the book you’ve been working in? Yearning to learn new tips, tricks and techniques for keeping a journal? This is the class for you! In this five hour workshop, you will create your own unique journal from scratch. We’ll start by digging deep into my fabric bag and picking out yummy fabrics for the cover. After we cover our book, we’ll bind it using a fun and easy stitch! Then, we’ll dive onto the pages learning new mixed media painting and collage techniques. Learn how use your journal to document and record and also as a tool and as a reference guide. Learn how fun, easy and relaxing it is to work in your journal daily. You’ll become addicted in a good way! This class is filled with a plethora of ideas to get you working in your journal every day!

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





You can see more of the inside pages of my Transcribed journal on my blog from February 17th through March 17th.

followed by-

Canvas Pocket Book

4:30 to 6:30

In two hours, you will paint, scrub, lather, and layer acrylics learning several new techniques as you go! You will assemble a small square journal from scratch with a wrap around canvas cover. I love the size and feel of this book. The size is user friendly-not overwhelming and inviting for anyone to use! There’s lots of painting in this class so make sure you wear your apron and come prepared to have fun and get messy! Supply list: Scissors, bone folder, cork back metal ruler, roll of waxed paper, roll of paper towels, permanent black inkpad, container to hold water, 1" brushes to paint with (I like chip or bristle brushes)




Saturday

Triptych book

10-4 with an hour lunch break

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





followed by-

Swatches: Little Paper Books

4:30 to 6:30

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





You can see more Swatches books on my blog scattered through out September to December.


Sunday

Reclaimed: An Altered Artist’s Book

10-4 with an hour lunch break

I love books, books in all forms and books with a variety of different pages. This is a book you will love. You will create, using a hardcover book as a base, a book with a plethora of different pages in a variety of textures and designs. You will sew these pages into your Reclaimed book. You will then learn several new mixed media techniques to work on the pages. Your head will be full of new ideas after this class. We’re bringing altered books to a whole different level. You’ll fall in love with the idea of reclaiming a book that was headed to the dumpster as an amazing work of art. This is a class for beginners to advanced: all are welcome.

Supply list: You need to bring a hardcover book (my sample is an old ledger, but you can use ANY kind of hardcover book. The size and thickness is up to you. Questions? Email Kelly at Egorey99@sbcglobal.net), Scissors, small selection of favorite collage ephemera, bone folder, cork back metal ruler, roll of waxed paper, roll of paper towels, permanent black inkpad, container to hold water, 3 1" brushes to glue and paint (I like chip or bristle brushes)











You can see more samples-every page of both journals starting October 19th, throughout November, and the smaller one throughout December. I love changing the format and size when I'm working in a journal. I went from BIG to small. Those of you who are signing up for the workshop,
bring a book YOU feel comfortable with. It does not have to be a vintage ledger!!

To sign up, please contact Frenzy Stamper. Questions? Please email me. Hope to see YOU there!

7064 E. 5TH AVENUE
IN DOWNTOWN SCOTTSDALE 480-946-0007

To view the Frenzy Stamper blog, go here.

3 comments:

M said...

The books are calling.... The Chicklet and I are galavanting around town this weekend. I'll pop in to say "Hi!" (And pick up some colorful Zutter coils). Have a safe drive.

Marissa

Altered Artists said...

Hi Kelly! I love when you come to AZ. Thanks for always stopping by my blog and for my birthday wishes. Wah Wah, I am going out of town this week and won't be here when you are.
~Dawn

Annie said...

AAAARRRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHH!

This is so unfair!

I just wish I could fly over for a few weeks... But it's just a TAD expensive from Australia. One day though.