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 more than twenty years. 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!


Saturday, May 15, 2010

Mixed Media Rejuvenations workshop August 20 & 21st Whitman, MA

Mixed Media Rejuvenations with Kelly Kilmer

A Two Day Workshop:
Friday & Saturday, August 20th and 21st

Time: 10 to 4 each day

Location: At a private studio in Whitman, MA

Cost: $200 includes all materials

Now taking sign ups! I will email you with location and more information when you sign up.

Questions? Please email me at EGorey99@sbcglobal.net

Class Description:

Yearning to jump into the mixed media world of paper, tape, pens 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 pages 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, bottle of tacky glue, container to hold water, 3 1" brushes to glue (I like chip or bristle brushes), several glue sticks (if you prefer working with them, as I do. I will also have gel medium for you to use.)

Please note that the teacher does not travel light and will have a plethora of supplies including 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!


Sharyn said...

Yahoo!!! Yipee!!!

jane eileen said...

Jeane's mom said...
ATTENTION Anyone in, near, or with fare to Massachusetts: Click the Buy Now button now. Get off the couch, and GO SEE KELLY TEACH! I just took this class in AZ and it was A+, even for a girl who deals more in fabric than paper. I LOVED it! I bet you will, too.

nancy see said...

OMG!!! I'm coming, Kelly! I love the workshop I took with you before - so I can't resist taking another! Yipeeee!!! - I'm still using books I made last Aug. journaling and collaging away! Such fun!

Oh... Mercy said...

Wish I could do this Kelly-
Sounds like be a great (rejuvenating)experience-
Have fun.
I know I treasure the classes I took with you and I'm sure all those who come to this will as well.


Diana said...

Ack- not sure if my comment went through or not- I think I cancelled it by mistake.
Just in case- this sounds wonderful. A fun, inspiring (and rejuvenating) experience will be had by all.
I know I treasure the classes I took with you and I'm sure all that come to do this as well.

Sign up YO!
Wish I could.

Krista said...

This was such a great class, and so much fun.I flew to AZ to take the class in the spring would go again.
I hope everyone in the area gets a chance to take advantage of it.