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

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Summer 2009 workshops-CO, AZ, MA and CA


I've assembled THE LIST of my traveling summer workshops. I will be teaching and traveling in CO, AZ, and MA. I will also be home in Southern CA teaching.
You can find the complete list of my summer 2009 workshops both local and out of state here.

Some have asked whether I will be teaching my popular A Prompt A Day workshop this summer. YES! I will still be teaching a new and different class every month. You can find out more information on the workshop and sign up for June here.

Below you will find information for
The Artists Nook in Bellvue, CO
Art Unraveled in Phoenix, AZ
Ink About It in Westford, MA
and
The Stamp Act in Marshfield, MA

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

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I'm teaching the following five workshops at The Artists Nook in Bellvue, CO July 17th through the 19th. For more information, or to sign up for the workshops, please click here.

Transcribed

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)
(more photos in this post here).

Altered Photos Revisited

In this class, you will learn a variety of mixed media explorations, tips, tricks and techniques using photographs and collage images via a variety of methods. Learn how to paint, stamp, collage, and use a plethora of mixed media supplies on photographs. We will also incorporate our photos into a special cool art project creating a small book to house your photos! This is unlike any altered photo class you’ve ever taken (and I encourage taking a variety of them as they all are very different depending on the instructor). Want to use your own photos in your journal or your artwork? Want to spice them up with flavor and flair? Bring to class real lab quality photos (please read the supply list for more info) that you want to “art up” . I will have a selection of my own photos for you to use as well. You will also receive a handout that includes 46 different techniques to alter photographs!

Supply List-Students need to bring to class: about 20 *lab quality printed* photographs you want to alter (Note: The photos will NOT work if they are printed from your computer...We need to use “real photos” and nothing printed from anything but a real photo lab will work. You can have one of the major chain stores or a Mom & Pop camera shop develop your photos. They have to have the "emulsion" in the photos to work. Note: If you do not have photos, I always bring a bag of photos for students use in class!! Questions? Email Kelly at EGorey99@sbcglobal.net), scissors, bone folder, cork backed metal ruler, small selection of paper collage and 3-D ephemera (anything personal you want to use-I will have a ton to choose from), marvy markers (if you have them), roll of waxed paper, roll of paper towels, container to hold water in, 3 1" bristle brushes, sand paper (fine grit).

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! The stitch that holds the book together is easy and adds interest to the structure of the book. 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
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

Reclaimed: An Altered Artist's Book

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 and transforming it into a unique and amazing work of art. This is a class for beginners to advanced: all are welcome.

Supply list: You need to bring a hardcover book (one of my samples is an old ledger, and the other is a small old poetry book, 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)


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I will be teaching the following three classes at Art Unraveled in Phoenix, AZ August 8th through the 10th. For more information, or to sign up for the workshops, please visit their website here.

Fukuro Toji

I love the size, shape and appearance of this book! It’s small enough that it will fit in your purse. It’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face as you work on the pages. Learn how to combine scrapbook paper, various ephemera, tape, layered writing, acrylic paint and more to create this unique journal unlike any you have seen before. Learn a new way of sewing the “4 hole Toji” stitch a la Kelly Style. Not only will you walk out with a book with several pages completed, but you’ll walk out full of new and fresh ideas guaranteed to put the kick back into your artwork!

Supply List:
Small selection of Collage ephemera (handmade/decorative paper, copies of old photos, magazine clippings, journal pages, art book pages, cherished cut outs-anything that "speaks" to you. Please make color copies of anything you wish to use more then once), scissors, bone folder, cork backed metal ruler, black permanent ink pad, roll of waxed paper, roll of paper towels, container to use as a water bucket, 3 1" bristle brushes for painting and gluing
Goin' Postal: Mixed Media Mail Art

I love receiving mail and I know I’m not the only one. I’m not talking about bills! I’m talking about layered postcards covered in rich, luscious slathers of acrylic and paper ephemera. I’ve done numerous workshops on mixed media postcards before, but this is a brand new one! I love the feel of making a totally unique piece of art, addressing it to a friend (or myself!) and dropping it in the mailbox. I guarantee you will too after this class!

Supply List:
Small selection of Collage ephemera (handmade/decorative paper, copies of old photos, magazine clippings, journal pages, art book pages, cherished cut outs-anything that "speaks" to you. Please make color copies of anything you wish to use more then once), scissors, bone folder, cork backed metal ruler, black permanent ink pad, roll of waxed paper, roll of paper towels, container to use as a water bucket, 3 1" bristle brushes for painting and gluing
Little Book of Faux Monoprints

Layer after layer of scrumptious, textured and colorful coats of acrylic mediums all combined into this exquisite book. Learn the art of “faux monoprinting” using a variety of acrylics and acrylic mediums. We’ll create a variety of faux monoprints in this fast paced (but not too fast) three hour workshop. Then, we will bind the pages together into a quick and simple (but oh so cool) artist’s book.

Supply List:
Small selection of Collage ephemera (handmade/decorative paper, copies of old photos, magazine clippings, journal pages, art book pages, cherished cut outs-anything that "speaks" to you. Please make color copies of anything you wish to use more then once), scissors, bone folder, cork backed metal ruler, black permanent ink pad, roll of waxed paper, roll of paper towels, container to use as a water bucket, 3 1" bristle brushes for painting and gluing


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I will be teaching the following four classes at Ink About It in Westford, MA on Friday, August 14th and Saturday, August 15th. For more information, or to sign up for the workshops, please visit their website here.


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


Altered Photos Revisited

In this class, you will learn a variety of mixed media explorations, tips, tricks and techniques using photographs and collage images via a variety of methods. Learn how to paint, stamp, collage, and use a plethora of mixed media supplies on photographs. We will also incorporate our photos into a special cool art project creating a small book to house your photos! This is unlike any altered photo class you’ve ever taken (and I encourage taking a variety of them as they all are very different depending on the instructor). Want to use your own photos in your journal or your artwork? Want to spice them up with flavor and flair? Bring to class real lab quality photos (please read the supply list for more info) that you want to “art up” . I will have a selection of my own photos for you to use as well. You will also receive a handout that includes 46 different techniques to alter photographs!

Supply List-Students need to bring to class: about 20 *lab quality printed* photographs you want to alter (Note: The photos will NOT work if they are printed from your computer...We need to use “real photos” and nothing printed from anything but a real photo lab will work. You can have one of the major chain stores or a Mom & Pop camera shop develop your photos. They have to have the "emulsion" in the photos to work. Note: If you do not have photos, I always bring a bag of photos for students use in class!! Questions? Email Kelly at EGorey99@sbcglobal.net), scissors, bone folder, cork backed metal ruler, small selection of paper collage and 3-D ephemera (anything personal you want to use-I will have a ton to choose from), marvy markers (if you have them), roll of waxed paper, roll of paper towels, container to hold water in, 3 1" bristle brushes, sand paper (fine grit).

Canvas Pocket Book

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)

Reclaimed: An Altered Artist's Book

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 and transforming it into a unique and amazing work of art. This is a class for beginners to advanced: all are welcome.

Supply list: You need to bring a hardcover book (one of my samples is an old ledger, and the other is a small old poetry book, 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)

*****

I will be teaching the following four classes at The Stamp Act in Marshfield, MA. Saturday and Sunday, August 22nd and 23rd. You can find out more information and sign up for the class, by clicking here.

Triptych book This class was a HUGE success at Artfest 2001 and across the U.S. It's one of my favorite book forms. You loved it the first time and I guarantee you will love this one just as much, maybe if not a little more! I've brought it back! I've revised and updated 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! The stitch that holds the book together is easy and adds interest to the structure of the book. 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 inkpadMementos-In this workshop, we will be creating a 9x9” square journal with unusual pockets on the inside covers. This journal is one of my favorites. After constructing the book, we will also explore (hands on) a variety of new techniques in painting and collage. I love this book structure and so will you!

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

Wisdom Book-In this workshop you will construct a 6 x 9” landscape size book (though you could also hold the book “steno notebook style”). I love to create journal forms that push me and give my creativity a boot! This book form sure did. I fell in love with it! It pushed me in a new direction. Not only will you create this new book in class, but you will also work hands on it learning new mixed media and collage techniques. You will learn a variety of techniques to get color (paint AND paper) and images onto the page. You will walk out with several pages completed and your head full of new 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


Soul Journeys-A Deck of Cards
In this unique workshop, you will create a meaningful deck of soul journey cards. You will assemble a deck of cards with collage imagery, rubber stamps and mixed media. Each set will be unique to the creator (no two sets will ever be alike). You will work with special exercises to
create a unique set of personal imagery cards. You will learn new mixed media techniques, tips and tricks. You will also learn new collage ideas including composition and design tips. You will walk out with your own deck of cards and a special carrying case (also made by you!)
You will love this class and the cards that you create!!

Supply List: Roll of waxed paper, roll of paper towels, scissors, cork backed metal ruler, 3 1" bristle brushes (to paint and glue with), container to hold water in, Favorite Glue Stick (if desired), selection of collage ephemera (including background papers and focal images),
permanent black inkpad (like Versafine). Please note the instructor will have an array of mixed media supplies including acrylic paint, rubber stamp and collage ephemera, but to make this class more meaningful, please bring a small selection of collage ephemera.


Questions? Please email Kelly at EGorey99@sbcglobal.net

4 comments:

Artzy Diva said...

I'm signed up for all classes at Ink About It and an HOPING to do the ones at the Stamp Act as well!!! We are going to have a blast!!! I'll be at the noisy table, of course ;)

jane eileen said...

Jeane's mom said...
I have taken most of these classes at one time or another, and they are all amazing. If you are trying to decide whether to go or not, get your behind off the couch and go. You won't be sorry! Kelly's classes feel like a party. They are more than art.

Sandra L. said...

Do you ever offer the photo altering class online? Thanks!

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

I wish I knew about your Phoenix class... my sister has property there and I could have planned to come for that. Do you have one every year? Do you know next year's schedule?