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, November 13, 2013

Winter East Coast Classes

  
 I'll be trekking back East this Winter teaching SIX classes in Massachusetts. 

I'm really looking forward to seeing some familiar faces as well as meeting some new ones!

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Class descriptions:

 
Luscious Layers 
 
What do you get when you combine layers of paper, tape, pen work, stencils, stickers, stamps and self expression? You get your own lusciously layered papers made by your own hands! We’ll be exploring hands-on a variety of ideas involving composition, design, color, shape, repetition and much, much more. Learn to create intricately rich layered papers that are uniquely your own. These are unlike anything you will ever see in any paper store. Ready to be framed or hit the copy shop and make duplicates of your favorites! Please note that students can also bring their journals to work in as these pages can be glued, taped or attached to the pages of their books. 
 
Supply list: Scissors, small selection of favorite collage ephemera, bone folder, cork back metal ruler, roll of waxed paper, roll of paper towels OR an old rag, permanent black inkpad, 1" brush to glue (I like chip or bristle brushes), a few of your favorite glue sticks, an old catalog or magazine to glue on (if you don't want to use all of your waxed paper for this.)


My Interior Life 
 
A book bound by your own hand is a precious thing but what if it’s also a book that is full of your own visions, thoughts and musings? In this unique workshop, we will be diving onto the pages learning new collage techniques, pen work, layering ideas, journal prompts and how to explore our own personal process of putting ourselves onto paper. You will walk out of class with a bound journal with several completed pages along with techniques and inspiration to fill them all! 
 
 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
 

It’s All In The Detail: Exploring Visual Mark Making

Learn how to bring your pages together to create visually stunning and coherent journal pages that you can translate to a variety of art forms. Yes, we’ll be drawing, doodling and coloring in this class, but in FUN, new, and exciting ways! We’ll start by exploring new collage compositions. Then you’ll dive right in and learn how to finish off your pages by adding your own personal and unique touches to add pizzazz to your pages.

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


Essence of Me: Tape Journal Revised and Revisited 
 
Bringing together some of my most favorite materials (and I bet yours, too!) such as tape, paper, pens, stamps and stencils, you will learn a plethora of new layering techniques. This book isn’t solely an art journal. It’s an experience! Very popular when I taught it several years ago, the tape journal has been revised into a smaller but much fuller version of its previous self. I will be bringing my large collection of tapes (paper, deco, washi and more) for you to use. I’ll also have a wide selection of stamps, ink pads, stencils and collage materials. You’re always welcome to bring your own supplies to use but this is a small heads up that I tend to bring everything but the kitchen sink in my classes! 
 
Supply list: Scissors, small selection of favorite collage ephemera, bone folder, cork back metal ruler, roll of waxed paper, roll of paper towels OR an old rag, permanent black inkpad, 1" brush to glue (I like chip or bristle brushes), a few of your favorite glue sticks, an old catalog or magazine to glue on (if you don't want to use all of your waxed paper for this.)
 
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Love Your Lettering: A Little Book of Type

One of the things that I hear repeatedly in my classes is how many people hate their own handwriting. At one time, I was one of those people. After many years of being told by teachers and friends that my handwriting was atrocious, I’m now being complimented on my writing. I’ve never taken a calligraphy class. It all comes from experimenting in my journal. I’ll teach you everything that I know so that you’ll walk out loving your handwriting. You’ll also be walking out with a little book full of layers of color and text created by YOU. We will be getting messy with acrylics in this class, so please dress accordingly. 

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,  1" brush to paint (I like chip or bristle brushes), and a container to hold water in. You may want to wear an apron.
 




Little Love Notes: Triptych Book Revised and Revisited  

I've revised and revisited different formats of my extremely popular Triptych Book class since I first taught it at Artfest in 2001. This has to be my most favorite version of the book. You will create a book where the pages swing out door-like. Explore using a variety of different mediums and materials as you work your way through the pages. Learn a variety of new and unique methods in self expression as you work in your book. This book has pushed me to think and step outside of my box. I will be pushing you in the same way in class (and you will love it!) Be prepared to step out of your comfort zone and have a heck of a good time doing so. 

Supply list: Scissors, small selection of favorite collage ephemera, bone folder, cork back metal ruler, roll of waxed paper, roll of paper towels OR an old rag, permanent black inkpad, 1" brush to glue (I like chip or bristle brushes), a few of your favorite glue sticks, an old catalog or magazine to glue on (if you don't want to use all of your waxed paper for this.)

I hope to see YOU there!


4 comments:

KrissyB said...

Kelly -- I SO wish you could come to Wisconsin to teach these classes. We have nothing like this available to us here. I LOVE these photos of your journals!!

Kelly Kilmer said...

Thanks, Krissy! I'm always looking for new venues so if there's any place in Wisconsin that has classes... ;)

Thanks for the kind words. :)

sharon said...

Always love your work! Hope to take one of your classes someday, somehow! For now I will always learn by reading and watching. Just love your style!

Lottie said...

My goodness - you have been one very busy lady creating all these stunning journals and workshops

Inspiration just pours out of you.

I just love seeing them all.

Shame I live in the UK so can't come.