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!


Monday, March 01, 2010

Frenzy Stamper, here I come! April 23-25th

April 23rd through the 25th, I will be at Frenzy Stamper in Scottsdale, AZ teaching three NEW workshops. I am very eager to debut my first ever two day workshop! Debbie has the samples in the store. I’ve included some photos below including some slideshows of two of the journals. If you have ANY questions, please email me at Egorey99@sbcglobal.net To sign up, please contact Debbie at the store. Hope to see YOU there!

Friday, April 23rd


In this class you will create an over sized, 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 book in a unique size? 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)

Followed by-
Metamorphosis: The Art of Altered Pages

In this two hour mixed media class, you will combine scrapbook paper with layers of acrylics and acrylic mediums. You will layer, slather, scrub, and alter scrapbook paper into your own stunning creations. This is a class for both newbies and advanced. We will push the boundaries of acrylic layers. We will explore a plethora of mixed media techniques working hands on to create a pile of pure paper delight. Learn techniques that you can apply to any medium! Have a love for paper? Love paint? Love deep, rich, textured, sensual layers? Itching for something unique and truly yours? Ready to get messy? Yearning to learn tons of new techniques? If you've ever thought either "I wish I could do that!" or even, " I can do that!", then this is the class for you.

Supply list: plastic card (like old credit cards, grocery store cards, etc...), Brayer, Alcohol baby wipes (a full pack), 3 1" bristle brushes, container to hold water, waxed paper, paper towels, apron (if desired).

Saturday and Sunday-
Mixed Media Rejuvenations with Kelly Kilmer

Yearning to jump into the mixed media world of paper, paint and more? Can't get enough of color, imagery and texture? Want to learn some new ideas to get your art groove on? In this unique two day mixed media art journaling workshop you will explore a myriad of hands on technique through both guided and self play. You will create your own luscious journal built with your own hands from scratch. We will then dive into the pages exploring color, paper and texture.
Think pages that are layered, luscious, rich, and uniquely yours. Learn a variety of different mixed media techniques, tips, tricks and ideas. Think bookbinding. Think collage. Think color. Think composition. Think design. Think layers. Think unique. I guarantee that your creative muse will be bubbling over with new ideas after this class! You won't want to put your brush down!

I have always wanted to teach a special weekend workshop on mixed media journaling. When I offer a workshop, I like to teach ideas that can apply to a variety of mixed media art. You're not just learning art journaling, you're exploring creativity and learning techniques that can be applied to all forms of artwork whether you're painting a wall, a canvas, making a book or even jewelry! You learn how to call the muse out, to have her sit by your side and play. You'll learn how to overcome artists block. You'll learn how to stimulate your creative senses with paint, paper and more. You'll learn to love your journal and how inviting it is to work in book form. I promise I will share as many tips, tricks, ideas and techniques that I have learned in a lifetime of keeping and working hands on in a journal. You will leave class with a book whose pages are filled with new ideas and bursting at the seams. More importantly, you will leave class filled with the inspiration and the knowledge that yes, you are an artist and a person whose ideas, beliefs, moments and life are worth documenting in the pages of a book. If I can do it and love it, so can you.

This is a class geared towards all levels: both beginner and advanced.

Fully detailed instructional handout included, as always!

Please note, unlike two day workshops with other instructors, in my classes BOTH days are chock FULL of NEW techniques and NEW ideas that you will explore hands on in class. I just you to know that all of the techniques do not happen in day one and that day two is a play day.
You WILL work and learn both days. Yes, you will have time for guided play. You will walk out with a fully bound book with all pages fully painted, layered and ready to go and with several pages completed. You will walk out filled to the brim, and bubbling over with inspiration and creative excitement. You will walk out hand in hand with your Creative Muse!

Each student who signs up for this unique two day workshop, will receive a goodie bag chock full of surprises FREE (valued at over $50), as a thank you gift from Kelly.

Supply list: Scissors, selection of favorite collage ephemera (background papers and focal images), 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)

Please note that the teacher does not travel light and will have a plethora of acyrlic paint, rubber stamps, collage ephemera and more for you to work with. It is, however, nice to bring your own small selection of collage ephemera to make the journal more unique and personal to you!


Brian K said...

Ok! When are these classes coming to LA???? Can't wait! Very exicting classes listed! I WANT to take these!!!!

Sharyn said...

Please,please,please a fab 2 day workshop here!!!!!! If I could fly to AZ in April I would.
I miss you!

Carolyn said...

Any chances of these classes ever being online? I'd REALLY love to attend but I just can't. OR you could come teach in WA : ))

Kelly Kilmer said...

Thank you all for your kind comments!

Brian-two of the classes are scheduled for L.A.

Sharyn-we'll see ;O)

At the moment, I don't have any plans to teach my "in person" classes online. I'm trying to keep the two classes separate.

I would LOVE to teach in WA if you know of any places! I'm always looking for a new venue.


Free Pretty Things For You said...

so creative!! love it!

Sandy said...

Oh gosh if only I could drive the 23 hrs. I would be there. I love these classes. I wish there were some stores in my state that did this type of classes so they could book you and fly you here. The pages look yummy. I hope you have a blast.

Angelika Westermann said...

Mixed media rejuvenations - that sounds awful! How I would love to have a personal class with you, Kelley.

Barbara Hagerty said...

I saw both of these luscious books today up close and in person! You've outdone yourself Kelly! Gorgeous Gorgeous, and Fun!! Can't wait for April!!!