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

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Fremont, CA Workshops Feb 10-12th, 2012

I am very happy to announce that I will be teaching five NEW workshops at a private studio in Fremont, CA February 10-12th.

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, February 10th

Passionate Declarations
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

followed by
Inspirations
from 3 to 7 p.m.

Saturday, February 11th
Sanctuary
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

followed by
Building up the Layers
from 3 to 7 p.m.

Sunday, February 12th
Wanderlust
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.






Fremont, CA Classes 2/10-12/2012







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Friday, February 10th

Passionate Declarations
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Passionate Declarations

What do you get when you combine paper, tape, pens, and more? A completely one of a kind journal made by your own hands! We’ll begin the workshop by constructing a quick but totally cool journal. We’ll then dive right in and begin to learn a plethora of mixed media collage techniques upon the pages of the journal. We’re all about the layers in this class as you learn explore new composition and design techniques as you work on the pages of your new journal. I guarantee that you will love working in this book as much as I did!

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



followed by
Inspirations
from 3 to 7 p.m.

Inspirations-

Ideas and inspiration are everywhere. Learn how to capture those ideas and make them your own. Utilizing the secrets of a variety of graphic artists and designers, we’ll take their techniques and use them as a jumping off point for our own visual mixed media collages. As always, a detailed handout is included with the class that is chock full of new and inspiring visual and written prompts!

Supply list: journal (or the instructor will have paper for you to work on), 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) or a few of your favorite glue sticks


Saturday, February 11th
Sanctuary
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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



followed by
Building up the Layers
from 3 to 7 p.m.

Building Up the Layers-

Learn a whole new way to approach a blank page! In this workshop, you will combine paper ephemera, tape, rubber stamps, watercolor crayons and a whole lot more to create lusciously layered backgrounds that can be used in ANY art form. As you work, you will gain new insight into the principles of collage such as composition, design, color, pattern and much, much more. You will walk out having created several layered backgrounds as well as the confidence to create even more on your own!

Supply list: journal (or the instructor will have paper for you to work on), 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


Sunday, February 12th
Wanderlust
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Wanderlust-Looks can be deceiving. Create this surprisingly complex looking by quite easy journal with pages that flip and fold up and out. You’ve probably never seen anything like this before! The journal is also small enough to slip into your bag for on the go art journaling (I’ve worked in it on a plane, in a car, etc…) After we construct the journal, we will dive deep onto the pages spilling layers of color, texture, pattern, journaling and more. Walk out with your head spinning full of ideas and inspiration!

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

(yes, Wanderlust is the journal that I have been showing you the past couple of weeks on my blog. I will continue to share new photos of the pages as I work on them.)

2 comments:

☼Carolina ArtesanĂ­as☼ said...

nice, congratulations!
I´m in "Art Journal Proyect " in my blog
I love youy´ll visit me
from Chile
c@

Anonymous said...

I am so excited--they look so FUN!

maria