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

Monday, April 20, 2015

A Closer Look at May 2015 Classes


Here is my list of classes for May 2015.
  
I'm ALWAYS looking for new teaching venues so if you know of any that may be interested, I'd love to hear. I have taught at stores, museums, schools, backyards, garages, studios and private homes. I also am available for teaching home schooling art classes.
  
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.  
Please note the small supply list for each class.
   
If you're not near where I'll be teaching, but you're interested in taking a class, I do offer a variety of online classes (27 different online workshops as of March 2015.) You can find out more info on the right side of my main blog.


Thank YOU for your interest!

April


25th Banana Rose Westlake Village Here in My Head

Construct an very unique journal with pages full of layers of colorful paper, deep musings and luscious layers that flip and fold out. You'll then learn how to fill the pages with imagery, color, text, patterns and more that speak to you. 
You'll love this fun class!
 

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




May   

3rd Scrampers Torrance Journey into the Self

In this four hour journey, you will create a bound book with pages attached that fold up, out and down. You will then dive in and learn new techniques for collage, art journaling, mixed media and self expression. Explore painting with paper; layering your letters and images; color secrets and much, much more. I guarantee that you will love working in this journal 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 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.)
 


15th Banana Rose Westlake Village Here in My Head

Construct an very unique journal with pages full of layers of colorful paper, deep musings and luscious layers that flip and fold out. You'll then learn how to fill the pages with imagery, color, text, patterns and more that speak to you. 
You'll love this fun class!
 

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





16th Making Place Escondido 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 ink pad, and 1" brush to paint and glue (I like chip or bristle brushes).

 


17th Book Arts LA An Open Heart


This journal was a game changer for me and it could be the same for you. Working in different sizes has always pushed me to think outside of the box. I always try to do the same with my classes and in this class you will be pushed out of your comfort zone but I  guarantee you will love every minute. We'll start by binding the journal with a cool looking stitch. Then, we'll dive in on the pages creating rich layers by combining collage with some of my favorite tools.


Prepare to think large in this class and start to gather your large ephemera that you've been hoarding. Don't worry what you're going to do with it, just bring it with you. 

Supply list: scissors, small selection of favorite collage ephemera (you may want to bring all of your LARGE ephemera that you've been saving though any size papers will work, too!), bone folder, cork back metal ruler, roll of waxed paper, roll of paper towels OR an old rag, permanent black ink pad,  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.) 







23rd Banana Rose Westlake Village Painted Visions

Do you love color? In this unusual workshop, we'll combine one of my favorite mediums: water soluble crayons with some of my other favorite toys to create a colorful canvas journal. Prepare to get messy and have a lot of fun doing so. 

Supply list: apron, 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 ink pad,  1" brush to paint and/or glue with (I like chip or bristle brushes), a water container (to clean your brush), 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.)

 


29-31st Fremont, CA Maria's Studio Four NEW Classes
Four all new classes! More information here.

  
June
19-21st The Queens Ink Savage, MD Classes Five NEW classes More here.
24th Deep Within: Journal Bundles at The Ink Pad NYC
26th Kept Creations Whitman, MA Two NEW workshops
27th Great American Stamp Store Two NEW workshops  

July
15th Guadalupe's Fun Rubber Stamps Two NEW classes!
16th Blue Twig Colorado Springs, CO Two NEW Workshops Pieces of Me followed by The Pages Within
17-19th Masonville Artists Studio Loveland, CO Four NEW workshops!


August
Art Unraveled Phoenix, AZ I'm teaching August 5-8th

October 
9th-11th Art-Xscape Austin, TX Teaching three workshops 

I hope to see you there!

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