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, August 30, 2010

Frenzy Stamper, Scottsdale, AZ November 12-14th

I'm very excited to announce that I will be returning to Frenzy Stamper in Scottsdale, AZ November 12-14th teaching FIVE brand NEW classes! The samples are in the store. I have snippets of them below for you to see. If you have any questions, please email me. To sign up, please contact Debbie.
Friday

10 to 4 pm
(hour lunch break included)

Love Story

Your journal should be all about YOU. It should tell YOUR story. In this workshop, you will create a uniquely sewn journal upon whose pages your story will be told in color, text and imagery. Learn a multitude of collage layering techniques, journal prompts, pen work and more. You will love this journal that is completely and totally all about you and your life.


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), a few of your favorite glue sticks, bottle of tacky glue




followed by from

430 to 630 pm

Made By Hand: The Fundamentals of Collage

In this two hour workshop, you will learn some of my favorite quick and easy composition and design techniques. Learn how to bring together background papers and focal images in various ways, creating unique and expressive pages. These are fundamental techniques that can be applied to a multitude of media.

Please bring your journal to class if you have one, or the instructor will be supplying paper for you to work on.


Supply list: journal (see above) 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) OR a few of your favorite glue sticks

Saturday

10 to 4 pm
(hour lunch break included)

Unfold

Combine layers of paper, transparencies, tape, rubberstamps, journaling and your own vision into this one of a kind book. We will start by assembling a book from scratch using a fun stitch which you will love. Unfold upon the pages as you create layered and complex (yet fun) pages. This was one of my favorite books to work in. I guarantee that you will love it, too!


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), a few of your favorite glue sticks, bottle of tacky glue



followed by from
430 to 630 pm

Pen Work

This isn’t my pen class, more of a part two, a further way to explore layering with pens on the page. In this class, we will take our pen work to the next level. We will dive right in experimenting with writing ideas and techniques on quickly collaged pages. This class will not only teach you ways to use your pens, but also you will be working hands on with collage, as well. This is not a calligraphy class. Think more along the lines of guided hands on experimentation. You will learn to love your handwriting and to take it to a whole ‘nother level! (Note: My “Everything You Wanted to Know About Pens and More” class is not a prerequisite.)


Please bring your journal to class if you have one, or the instructor will be supplying paper for you to work on.


Supply list: journal (see above) 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) OR a few of your favorite glue sticks

Sunday

10 to 4 pm
(hour lunch break included)

Fragments

Upon the pages of this beautifully hand bound book, you will explore and experiment hands on! Learn a plethora of composition and design techniques as you layer paper, images and your own unique words. Learn how to take every day moments and turn them into extraordinary pages. You will love the size and shape of this journal, whose pages will welcome your words, layers and individuality.


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), a few of your favorite glue sticks, bottle of tacky glue




I hope to see you there!

5 comments:

Raine said...

Makes me want to move out west!

oneartistjournal said...

I am hereby declaring you most prolific journaler/teacher/artist ever, never seasing to inspire!
XOXOrly

Michelle said...

Gorgeous journals

taylor said...

I wish you were seeing me out there!

maria said...

oooh I love the spines!