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

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

October 22-24th Workshops in Fremont, CA

I am very happy to announce that I will be teaching three workshops (including my new two day workshop) at a private studio in Fremont, CA October 22-24th.

Interested in signing up? Questions? Please email Kelly for more info! EGorey99@sbcglobal.net

Payments for the Fremont, CA workshop must be made in advance. Due to the fact that the teacher is traveling from Los Angeles and must prep for the workshops in advance, there are no cancellations allowed. No refunds.

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.

The Schedule is:

Friday, October 22nd
10 to 2 p.m.
Devotional Book

followed by from 3 to 7
Made By Hand: The Fundamentals of Collage

Saturday, October 23rd
10 to 6 p.m.
AND Sunday, October 24th
10 to 2 p.m.
Rejuvenations






Kelly's Workshops in Fremont, CA Oct 22-24, 2010






Friday, October 22nd
10 to 2 p.m.

Devotional Book

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)





followed by from 3 to 7
Made By Hand: The Fundamentals of Collage

Made By Hand: The Fundamentals of Collage

In this 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, October 23rd
10 to 6 p.m.
AND Sunday, October 24th
10 to 2 p.m.
Rejuvenations


Rejuvenations


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, 1" brush 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!



I hope to see you there!

3 comments:

~Barb~ said...

Oh, how I wish!
One day, though...one day.
Peace & Love,
~Barb~

Autumn said...

Hey Kelly, Barbara Hagerty was raving over your collage classes in a group I belong to so I popped right on over here. I see that you are a journaler and am loving the eye candy on your blog. I've just started a linky party on my blog called Journal Party Monday @ Autumn's Antics and would love for you to link up. You can leave a comment and a blurb about your classes too. I hope to see you there.
xx,
Autumn Clark

HappyDayArt! said...

Whew! Sorry it took me so long to get around to registering but I finally made it!

See you there,
Catherine