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, November 02, 2009

Massachusetts Workshops in December

December 27th through the 30th, I will be in Massachusetts teaching eight workshops in four days.

A Studio in Whitman, MA -December 27th and 28th-four workshops 10 to 2 followed by 2:30 to 6:30

Ink About It Westford MA December 29th and 30th- Registration opens Tuesday, November 3rd. Samples are in the store now! four workshops 10 to 12 followed by 1 to 6

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A Studio in Whitman, MA
December 27th and 28th Sunday and Monday

four workshops 10 to 2 followed by 2:30 to 6:30

Interested in signing up? Email Kelly for more info! EGorey99@sbcglobal.net

Payments for the Whitman, MA workshop must be made in advance. Due to the fact that the teacher is traveling here from Southern California and must prep for the workshops in advance, there are no cancellations allowed.
No refunds. In the event of a severe snowstorm in the Whitman, MA area, the class may be canceled and money refunded. You may send someone else in your place if you are unable to attend the workshop, or you will receive a kit for the class. You can either pay via paypal (see button below) or send a check or money order. Once you've signed up for the workshop, you will be sent the address and directions to the workshop location. If you have ANY questions you can email me. I will also give you my cell phone number so you contact me.






Whitman, MA Workshops Dec 27th and 28th






Devotional

Sun, Dec 27th from 10 to 2 p.m. $70

In this workshop, you will create a small and personal hard cover book made entirely by your own hands. We will spend some time binding a journal utilizing a simple and elegant looking stitch. Then we will unfold upon the pages learning mixed media paint and collage techniques while exploring new ideas. Want to make a small book that you can take with you on a daily basis? This is the class for you.

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)

Bloom

Sun, Dec 27th from 230 to 630 p.m. $70

This is one of my most favorite books. Bind a paper covered journal from scratch. We will then dive right in and work on the pages. Learn how to layer both paint and paper together onto the page. Create your own unique and personal mixed media tome.

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)

The Mystique-

Monday, Dec 28th 10 to 2 p.m. $70

In this class you will create an 8 x 11” book with a quick and easy stitch, finished off with an embellished spine! We will explore hands on new mixed media techniques on the pages involving paint, paper and more! Been saving a stash of favorite images? Itching to make a new unique book? Wanting to explore a certain theme or idea? Yearning to work in a fun, new size? Want to get messy and have fun with paint and paper? Eager for new techniques? Then this is the class for you!

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)

Transcribed

Mon Dec 28th 230 to 630 p.m. $70

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 four 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: full Bottle of Aleene's tacky glue, 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), 1 foam brush if you don't want your fingers to get messy from the glue!

You can see more of my pages from my "Transcribed Journal" by visiting previous blog posts-
February 17th through March 17th

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I will be teaching the following four workshops at Ink About It in Westford, MA on Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec 29th and 30th-

Prompted

Bring your favorite journal to class and we will spend time working in the journal learning new collage AND journaling techniques. I love combining art and words and I guarantee you will too after this class! We will dive right in using paper ephemera and a myriad of supplies and learn how easy it is to incorporate journaling into your artwork. It’s not hard and it’s a ton of fun! You will receive a handout full of brand new tips, tricks, techniques and journal prompts!

Supply list- Students should, please, bring to class: Journal (with paper “heavy” enough to use with acrylics, etc…), 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

The Journey

Many of my students know that I like to vary the size and shape of my journal to ‘keep me on my toes’. In this class you will create a tall, narrow hardcover journal using a special stitch! After binding the book, we will fill the inside pages with paint and collage learning new mixed media techniques. You will walk out of class with a unique handmade book with layered and textured pages created entirely by you!

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)The Holiday Tree Book

In this two hour workshop, you will learn an unusual bookbinding stitch. It's perfect for any time of year! I love teaching new bookbinding techniques and I guarantee you will love this stitch! It's easier then it looks and it looks ultra cool! It's a perfect place to hold all of your holiday ephemera, photos and musings! (You can use this book for ANY time of the year too!)

SUPPLY LIST- Scissors, bone folder, 2 or 3 bristle brushes to paint and glue (no foam please), cork backed metal ruler, black permanent ink pad (likeVersafine or Memories *if you have one*), container to hold water in, roll of paper towels, and a roll of waxed paper. The instructor will be supplying an array of professional artist acrylics and mediums, rubberstamps, collage ephemera, and all necessary materials.
Kawaii Book

Kawaii has a couple of different meanings in Japanese, but CUTE is the one that stands out. It is also used to define many of various kinds of decorative designer packing tape. In this class, you will get to dig deep into my collection of decorative tape. We will create a one of a kind book with a fun stitch! You will then dive right in learning new and unusual mixed media and collage techniques. We will be incorporating the TAPE onto the pages as we go. If you’ve never used decorative tape before, this is the class for you! If you have a passion and a love for deco tapes, then this is also the class for you! All are welcome! IF you have your own personal tape that you have been itching to use, please bring some to class. But please note, that the teacher does NOT travel lightly and has several huge bags filled with goodies for you to use and enjoy in class.

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)

4 comments:

sharon said...

What fun bindings, Kelly! Love 'em!

Sharyn said...

Do you think my family can go without Christmas gifts this year ? :)

Can't wait!

Alberta said...

Oh, how I wish I were close enought to attend your classes in person, but I loved my on-line class! There's a mention of you on my blog today.

Love,
Alberta

Sparkleblue Faery said...

If you ever come to the North Bay area near San Francisco, I would love to take one of your classes!