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 17, 2015

Classes at The Queens Ink in Maryland!



 
I will be teaching five classes in three days!
 

My workshops are always process-based learning while creating a unique product. I am well known for not traveling light and I bring a large variety of supplies including (but not limited to) collage material, rubber stamps, stencils, pens, markers, tape and more. You will explore unique techniques involving composition, design, color theory, self expression and much, much, more in each of my classes. You'll also have a whole lot of fun doing so!

The schedule is:
June 19
[Friday]
10:00 - 5:00Composing A Life: A Journal Box
June 19
[Friday]
7:00 - 9:00Love Your Lettering: A Little Book of Type
June 20
[Saturday]
10:00 - 5:00Visual Poetry
June 20
[Saturday]
7:00 - 9:00Pieces of Me: Self Expression with Collage
June 21
[Sunday]
10:00 - 5:00Layers of Me: A Lesson in Unraveling

Friday June 19th
10 to 5 p.m.
Composing A Life: A Journal Box

This class has been brewing in my head for several years now and I can't wait to share it with you! In this workshop, you will learn skills in box making, book making, collage, assemblage, art journaling, self expression, composition, design, and much, much more. 

We will begin by creating a book box covered in papers that are chosen by you (and provided by me.) Next up is creating a variety of books that fit into the box. Learn a variety of simple but fun construction and bookbinding techniques. 

After the work is done, we will switch gears and begin to fill our pages. You will learn a plethora of mixed media techniques including but not limited to collage, color, composition, design, pen work, layering and much, much more. I strive to make each of the techniques that I present in my classes different than other classes and you will love what you create in this workshop!  

You will walk out of class with a finished box, all of your books assembled, several pages richly layered in your own unique style learning the techniques and ideas demonstrated in the workshop. You will love what you create and all of the new possibilities that will be presented and shared in class.  

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 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.)

 

Friday, June 19th 7 to 9 p.m.
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 have 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: Apron, Scissors, bone folder, cork back metal ruler, roll of waxed paper, roll of paper towels, permanent black ink pad,  1" brush to paint (I like chip or bristle brushes), and a container to hold water in. You may want to wear an apron.


June 20th 10-5
Visual Poetry

In this unique all day workshop, you will create a lavishly layered book full of color, paper, text, paint, stencils and everything with which we can get our hands dirty with. We'll combine all new layers of collage, color, text and images onto the pages. We’ll learn how to push, pull and rework the pages, digging deep and discovering new visual delights on each and every page. This is the class you have been waiting for.
Supply list:  scissors, a 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 (if you have one),  1" brush to glue (I like chip or bristle brushes), a few of your favorite glue sticks (large glue sticks will last you longer), an old catalog or magazine to glue on (if you don't want to use all of your waxed paper for this.) Feel free to bring a small handful of your favorite colors of acrylics, paint pens and markers if you'd like though I will have several for you to use.


Saturday, June 20th 7-9 p.m.
Pieces of Me: Self Expression with Collage

What do you get when you combine paper, pens, stencils, stickers, and stamps with new techniques in composition, design, color and means of self expression together on the page? You get truly unique and personal pages of art. Learn techniques that are applicable to ANY art form. Yes, we'll be "painting with paper" (collage) but learning art techniques that can be used and adapted to whatever art you want to work on. You will learn several new techniques in using collage as a means of self expression. 

Supply list: Journal (or I will provide paper for you to work on), 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,  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.)


Sunday, June 21st 10 to 5
Layers of Me: A Lesson in Unraveling

Small bits of paper and the boxes that contain them have always fascinated me. In this special six 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: 2' 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 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.)

 
I hope to see you there!

2 comments:

Mary Dean said...

Very excited! I am looking forward to it. I signed up for Visual Poetry.

teamaldrich said...

STUNNING!