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

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Frenzy Stamper here I come!


Mark your calendars! February 5th through the 7th, I will be at Frenzy Stamper in Scottsdale, AZ teaching five new mixed media workshops!! Debbie has the samples in the store now. You can sign up at any time! Art classes also make the perfect Holiday gift to yourself or a friend! Especially if they are months after the holiday as they will be thinking of you and your generous gift in February! Please contact Debbie to sign up. You can email me if you have ANY questions. Hope to see YOU there!

http://frenzystamper.com/
480 946 0007


Fri Feb 5th
10 to 4 includes hour lunch break

Addicted to tape!

Love collage? Have you been caught buying up rolls of tape and you’re not sure of everything that you can do with them? In a bit of a sticky situation? Looking for some new ideas of what you can do with one of the hottest art supplies around? Look no further! In this class we will explore a myriad of techniques, tips, tricks and ideas that you can do with decorative tape. Learn how to layer fun and colorful backgrounds using what some call stickers, but what most call tape! We will explore masking tape (not the old stuff, but the fun colorful stuff available in many different designs and colors), decorative tape, and more! Walk out of class with your head spinning with ideas, and a smile on your face.

Optional-You can bring your journal to class to work in, or the teacher will be supplying paper for you to work on.

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)


followed by-from 430 to 630

The Language of Color

Yearning to create luscious, layered mixed media backgrounds? Want to explore the world of acrylic paint hands on? Itching to make painted pages that are uniquely your own? In this class you will create a plethora of painted mixed media pages that can be used in any art form. Explore hands on techniques that are guaranteed to get your creative spirit inspired! You will leave with a pile of painted papers that you can use in your art journal, altered art, collage, canvas work, atcs and much, much more. Fully detailed handout included in the class, as always!

Optional- You can bring your journal to class to work in, or the teacher will be supplying paper for you to work on

Supply list: Scissors, small selection of favorite collage ephemera, 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)


Sat Feb 6th
10 to 4 p.m. includes one hour lunch break

Everything you wanted to know about pens(!) and more...

Are you a closet member of PAA (you know, pen addicts anonymous)? Do you hoard pens? Do you want to learn different things that you can do with your pens? Are you stuck in a rut using the same black gelly roll glaze pen again and again? Are you curious about which pens you absolutely need? Wondering what works with your mixed media projects and what doesn't? Look no further. Most of you know, I don't travel light to my classes. In this class, I will be bringing ALL of my pens for you to play, learn and explore HANDS ON. We will not only work with the pens and learn what works, but we will be creating mixed media collage pages ("and more"). We will be using the pens on our newly created collaged pages. You will explore different writing techniques as well (think Urban Calligraphy style!)-yet, this is not a calligraphy class! YES, we will learn everything about pens (and more). YES, you will explore and play with different writing styles and techniques on your newly created pages. YES, you will walk out with a pile of completed pages and tons of ideas. YES, you will be inspired. YES, you WILL have fun!

Optional-You can bring your journal to class to work in, or the teacher will be supplying paper for you to work on.

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)

followed by-from 430 to 630
A Few of my favorite things
Using cherished ephemera from that stash you've been hoarding you will build an inspirational book, a unique little tome that you will refer to again and again over the years. You guys have been begging me to teach this class since you first laid eyes on my little collage book that I've been keeping...You will walk out with a fully painted, fully hand bound, canvas board covered book made 100% by you! You will also walk out with your head spinning with new ideas for collage on the inside pages. Please make sure to bring some of your own treasures that you've been "holding onto" (and I will bring some of mine for you to use!) I guarantee this is one little book that will whisper to you to work on it's pages.
Supply list-
Students should please bring the following: 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, 3 bristle brushes to paint and glue (no foam please), container to hold water in, cork backed metal ruler, black permanent ink pad (like Versafine or Memories) roll of paper towels, and a roll of waxed paper.
Sun
10 to 4 includes hour lunch break
Spirit Journal

In this workshop, you will create a layered canvas covered, hand bound artist’s book. You will be making a journal from scratch using a quick and easy sewing method. Also create special pockets for your hidden, favorite treasures. Learn new mixed media techniques for the pages utilizing background and collage techniques. Work hands on to create your own unique artist’s book! This was one of my favorite classes many years ago that I’ve revised, revamped and brought back FRESH and new! It was well loved then and I guarantee you’ll love this new, updated 2010 version!

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:

Jeane Frizzell said...

Yay! Can't wait! Is it ridiculous that I saw the very last page and thought. "Wow that bird is amazing, oh wait I have that stencil!" :)

sharon said...

i told kris you were going to phoenix and she says, "woo-hoo! let's go!" so, it looks like we'll be there with bells on!

sharon said...

wooo-hooo! i think we were the first to sign up. kris called just now and the gal at f.s. was shocked, saying that she'd just finished posting the classes to her website. fun times in february, and a much needed break down in the valley away from the snow and cold of flagstaff. with art and kelly! can't wait! am already assembling materials...

Lori W said...

Okay - I'm saving for one class at a time, have enough for the first one. I've invited two of my online groups so far...new snow is a foot deep this morning - happy holiday, whichever one you do...