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

Sunday, November 27, 2011

December 2011 Workshops

Here's my list of classes that I'll be teaching for December 2011. I may add to this list. I'm ALWAYS looking for new teaching venues so if you know of any that may be interested, I'd love to hear. You can email me at EGorey99@sbcglobal.net

If you're not near where I'll be teaching, but you're interested in taking a class, I do offer a variety of online classes (16 different online workshops as of 11/27/2011.) You can find out more info on the right side of my main blog.

Classes make wonderful gifts during the holiday season. You'll be feeding a person's spirit as well as supporting an artist. I can create a gift certificate for any of my classes (online or in person). Please email me at EGorey99@sbcglobal.net if you're interested. For those of you whom are interested, I will have information on a new online class some time this week!

Thank YOU for your interest!

2012 class information coming soon

December

Fri 2nd Stampin From the Heart L.A. Sacred Place 11:30-3:30

Combine luscious handmade paper, waxed linen thread, glue, collage ephemera and a plethora of techniques to create this one of a kind journal handmade by you! I will dig deep into my bag of tricks and teach you what I know about working in this unique book! Learn composition, design, color, lettering and more as you work hands on in your new journal. Experiment with paper, tape, transparencies, stickers, rub ons and MORE! Think making a journal is difficult? You won’t after this class. If you want to focus the majority of class time on learning a variety of collage techniques and creating pages, then this is the class for you! You will walk out of class not only with a new journal but with your head full of new ideas and possibilities!

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, 1" brushes to glue (I like chip or bristle brushes), a few of your favorite glue sticks



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Sat 3rd Zinnia So Pasadena Serenity Pages 11-3

Serenity Pages

In this workshop you will construct a unique journal. You will “paint” with paper learning composition and design techniques as you create your pages. Learn how to combine a variety of mixed media including paper, tape, transparencies, stickers, stencils and much more.

You will learn tons of new mixed media tips, tricks and techniques as you work hands creating your own Serenity Pages.

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, 1" brushes to glue (I like chip or bristle brushes), a few of your favorite glue sticks

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Sun 4th Simi Valley Expressions Please click here for more information (class description, slideshow and how to sign up)

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Expressions

What story will your book hold? Express yourself by creating a hand bound journal covered in luscious handmade paper. Create pages that fold out and hide your secrets or uniquely display your treasures. You will learn how to free your artistic self upon the pages of this book, creating a multitude of rich, colorful pages as you work. You will be learning not only how to make the book from scratch but also how to create a multitude of layered, “paper painted” pages.

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, 1" brushes to glue (I like chip or bristle brushes), a few of your favorite glue sticks




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Sun 11th Stampin From the Heart L.A. Sanctuary 12:30-4:30

Sanctuary Journal

Work big, work fast (but not too fast) and work across the fold in this book created and bound by you! We’ll start by assembling this journal with a new and unique stitch! We’ll spread out across the page, creating luscious two page spreads learning new collage techniques as we work. Combine a multitude of ephemera and your own style to create uniquely blended, layered and richly colored, personal journal pages.

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, 1" brushes to glue (I like chip or bristle brushes), a few of your favorite glue sticks

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Fri 16th Zinnia So Pasadena La Petite Muse 11:30-3:30

La Petite Muse

With your own hands and in your own style, construct a small, personal journal completely from scratch. You’ll start by choosing your own handmade and decorative paper to use as the cover and as the inside pages! Create your own unique book sewn by your own hands. After constructing the book, you will then learn a multitude of new collage techniques for working on the pages. This was one of my favorite journals to work in and I hope it will become one of yours!

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, 1" brushes to glue (I like chip or bristle brushes), a few of your favorite glue sticks



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28th Whitman, MA TWO classes Please click here for more info

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29th and 30th Ink About It Westford, MA Four NEW workshops Please click here for more info

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