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, December 11, 2014

Making My Mark: Session One: Collage



 





Making My Mark: Session One: Collage

What's so special about this class?  

We are going to be "painting with paper" in Making My Mark: Session One: Collage
What do I mean by "painting with paper?" To start with, it means in this class, we will be covering the multiple aspects of COLLAGE!, including ART JOURNALING!, COMPOSITION, DESIGN! and a whole lot more. If you love working with paper (in all forms, from scrapbook paper to handmade paper to paper found in the streets), this is the class for you. If you like my journal pages and you're curious as to how I create them, this is the class for you. If you are brand new to art making and don't know how or where to start, this is the class for you. If you have been an artist for many years and are eager for a creative kick in the pants, this is the class for you. 

The focus of this class will be putting the pieces together, Collage: (not so) Plain and Simple! I'll share my journal pages along with side by side templates so you can see exactly how I put my pages together. You can follow my lead, but I will also give you lots of "springboard" ideas designed to help jump start your "What if?" creative mode.  

Although the focus will be on collage and art journaling, these ideas and techniques can be used for ANY art form. My classes may be called art journaling classes but this does not mean that I am teaching only one subject. Ultimately, my classes exist to encourage your creativity. I want you to take these ideas and make them your own, and I will help you do that. In this class, you can make 31 pages or you can pick and choose the ideas to fit your own needs. 
 
Are there photos?

Yes, there are photos of my sample pages. You will also have the opportunity to upload and share (if you wish) your own sample pages.

How is the class set up?

We are going to be using a closed, private yahoo group to access the class materials. There you will also be able to interact with each other as well as post photos, ask questions, etc. You are free to email me at ANY time with questions, etc... I will respond to each and every email sent. I will also offer feedback.
 
Is there a handout? 

YES! I am a firm believer in handouts. You will receive an extensive 55 page handout (for you to download, save and print out) that contains ALL NEW collage, journal and mixed media ideas. There are step by step instructions, 31 collage templates, tons of information, photos and more. 
 

What's the supply list?

I really want you to use stuff that you already have on hand. For the pages, you need:
  • glue (a glue stick, gel medium, whatever adhesive you usually use for paper)
  • pens (again, use what you have on hand.) 
  • scissors
  • an old rag or paper towel for burnishing the images
  • a gluing surface (like an old catalog)
  • collage ephemera: photos, print outs, handmade paper, decorative paper, old magazines, catalogs or books for the collage part of the class (basically you are looking for anything that YOU would use to create a collage.) 
  • Everything else (ruler (for tearing paper), stencils, decorative tape, rubber stamps, rub-ons, etc...) is completely optional! 
All you need is paper, pens, scissors and glue!
 
I work full time. Can I take this class at any time?
 

Yes! This is a work at your own pace class. You can sign up at any point. You will have full access to the class. I am always available to answer and respond to questions.

When does the class start?
 
The class is live now. Within 24 hours of you signing up, you will receive an email from me with information on how to access the class material.
 
How much does it cost?

$25

Please note there are no refunds once you receive the course materials.

Please also respect the amount of time, effort and work it took me to create this material. You can download, save and print out this material (or read it on your ipad, kindle, etc.) for personal use. I'm a one woman (very small) business and I work very hard at what I do. I strive to offer the best material possible. I'm always excited about what I teach and I hope that you get the most out of my classes. This helps to support my work and makes me able to offer more classes and come up new ideas!

If you teach children, feel free to work on the exercises with them! I don't mind people who teach kids using these ideas in classes! Get 'em started and hooked on art young is my motto!

Can I give the class as a gift?

Sure! If you email me or include a note with your payment, I will email the file to whomever you'd like.

Who is this class geared for?

Everyone! I strive to make my classes accessible for beginners to advanced students. I have been working in and teaching this medium for over 18 years now and I learn something new with every workshop.

When is the best time to take this workshop? 

 
When I came up with the idea for this class, I wanted to make it accessible for folks to work in their journal ANYWHERE at ANYTIME. I worked in this journal as I taught and traveled. The size, weight and portability, along with the limited amount of supplies you need make this the perfect journal for life on the go or close to home. It's small enough that you can put it in your purse with a glue stick and a pen. I love sticking my collage ephemera, a couple of pens and a glue stick in a baggie with the journal. I'm all about portability and ease!

This class does not close! You can sign-up and take the workshop ANY time and work at your own pace! Once you've signed up for Making My Mark: Session One: Collage, you are in the workshop!


More Questions Answered Here.

How do I sign up? 

Click the paypal button below or email me at EGorey99@sbcglobal.net more more info!







1 comment:

Sandy said...

And now I want to make that really large journal you're making at the end of the year! That looks awesome!