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

Friday, April 12, 2013

June 28th and 29th Classes at Kept Creations in Whitman MA


I will be teaching four classes in two days: 

Telling Your Truth

Create your own unique hardcover journal in this four hour workshop. You’ll assemble and bind a book from scratch picking from a variety of handmade and decorative papers; learn a variety of all new collage and journal exercises designed to get you to open up; and create authentic journal pages that reflect your own thoughts, desires and ideas.

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) or a few of your favorite glue sticks



A Beautiful Life Journal
What do you get when you combine paper, ribbon, glue and a little special somethin’ something? A soft covered (but extremely durable), quickly stitched and totally made by your own hands journal! You will learn not only how to create your own Beautiful Life Journal but you will discover how to successfully blend color, texture and imagery together onto the pages of your book. You’ll create luscious layers that combine rich, personal imagery with colorful, textured bits of paper ephemera. I’ll dig deep into my bag of tricks for this class, unearthing and sharing what I know to be the key to creating unique, personal journal pages that you will love!

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, bottle of tacky glue





Journal This!
Let’s put the journal back in art journaling. This is a collage class but it’s also about how to write, where to write and what to write. Pretty pictures are nice to create but let’s put some meaning and written words onto our journal pages. This class is designed to nurture and encourage you in the art of art journaling. I guarantee that there will be plenty of collage AND written prompts! You will walk out with several completed pages and your head will be brimming full of new ideas and possibilities!

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




A Beautiful Necessity

Combine rich, lush layers of color, text and imagery to create this truly unique vision of your own heart. The covers give the illusion of layers of painted acrylics but we will not be using acrylic paints in this class (you will LOVE what we use instead!) The inside pages will be filled with a visual delight of texture, color, pattern and more. This small but sturdy journal is perfect for daily, on the go use. Think of the possibilities that you can pour into this journal at a moment’s notice. 

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 and paint with(I like chip or bristle brushes), or a few of your favorite glue sticks


I hope to see YOU there!

2 comments:

Mimi said...

Looking forward to meeting you and taking all of your classes on Friday and Saturday. I hope I do them justice.

Kelly Kilmer said...

@Mimi Looking forward to meeting you, too!! You'll have fun!! :)