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

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Fremont, CA Workshops June 6-8th, 2014


I am very happy to announce that I will be teaching four NEW workshops at Maria's studio in Fremont, CA June 6th through the 8th 2014 (classes are open to the public.)


I will be offering fresh, new workshops teaching a variety of NEW bookbinding, collage, creative processing, self expression, composition, design, layering, mixed media painting and much, much more.
My workshops are always process-based learning while creating a unique product. I am well known for not traveling light and bring a large variety of supplies including (but not limited to) collage material, rubber stamps, stencils, pens, markers, tape and more. There is a small supply list below each class description.


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, June 6th

Discovering My Truths: Lessons in Bravery
Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

followed by
The Painted Book: An Exploration in Layers
from 3 to 7 p.m.

Saturday, June 7th
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
 
Layers of Me: A Lesson in Unraveling

Sunday, June 8th
10 to 2 p.m.






Breaking Open: A Precious Journey





June Fremont Classes




 
*** When using the paypal button, If you receive an error message, please email me at EGorey99@sbcglobal.net  You can sign up for ANY of the classes and just email me with the name (or names) of the one(s) that you want. Thanks.***
 

  

A Closer Look at the Classes:

 Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 Discovering My Truths: Lessons in Bravery

There's always something delightful about holding a book in your hands and turning the pages. Imagine if that book was created entirely by your own hands. Prepare to make magic! You will explore luscious layers of paper, pen, expressions of the self and much, much more in this four hour workshop.

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.)
 followed by 
 from 3 to 7 p.m.
The Painted Book: An Exploration in Layers


By popular demand, I'm teaching a brand new mixed media class. Roll up your sleeves, don your aprons and prepare to get messy! We'll explore a variety of mediums including watercolor, gouache, and much, much more. Create richly painted pages which you will assemble into a canvas covered book. Learn new ways of exploring color and layering in this unique four hour workshop.

Supply list: Apron, tacky glue, scissors, bone folder, cork back metal ruler, roll of waxed paper, roll of paper towels OR an old rag, permanent black inkpad, and 1" brush to paint and glue (I like chip or bristle brushes).
 
  Saturday, June 7th
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Layers of Me: A Lesson in Unraveling

Small bits of paper and the boxes that contain them have always fascinated me. In this special eight hour workshop you will create your own treasure: a deck of cards completely unique to you and a sturdy box to keep them in. We'll be learning a wide variety of techniques in this class including (but not limited to) art journaling, self expression, collage, composition, design, pen work, and much, much more.

*Students in Layers of Me have the option of making (along with their box) either a deck of cards or a small paper book. When you sign up, please let me know which you would prefer to make: a deck of cards or a small book.*

Supply list: 3' of your favorite ribbon (if you have it), 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.)



 Sunday, June 8th  10 to 2 p.m.
 Breaking Open: A Precious Journey

Peel back the layers and prepare to discover new possibilities on your pages. Learn how to use your new, made by you art journal to experiment in a wide variety of techniques that can be applied to any art form. Learn color, composition, design and more as you fill your pages with unique expressions of your self.

Supply list: tacky glue, 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!

1 comment:

Dana Sue Weibel said...

I just signed up for the Sat. and Sun. classes in Fremont. I would like to make the deck of cards. Looking forward to making art with you! Dana S. Weibel