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

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Fremont, CA Workshops October 2nd-4th, 2015

 

I am very happy to announce that I will be teaching four all NEW workshops at Maria's studio in Fremont, CA May October 2nd-4th, 2015 (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, 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.

Please note there is a small supply list below each class description.


Beginners to advanced are welcome in ALL of the classes.

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.


If you have any problems with the paypal buttons (they can be finicky sometimes, please email me at EGorey99@sbcglobal.net) 







Kelly's Fremont Oct 2nd-4th classes




The Schedule is:


Friday, October 2nd
10-2
My Imperfect Heart
Followed by:
3-7
The Journal Experience: A Master Class
Saturday, October 3rd 
10-6 
Inner Voice: A Conversation in Art Journaling 
 
Sunday, October 4th
10-2 
Painted Connections




* MY IMPERFECT HEART
Friday, October 2nd 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


 


My Imperfect Heart

So often we are after messy, layered, honest and rich pieces of art. That's what this class is about, putting ourselves together on the pages, revealing tiny bits of ourselves, piecing ourselves together with layers of tape, paint and paper. Prepare to get messy as you learn a variety of new mixed media techniques. This book can be a deeply personal journey or a book of luscious, playful layers. There is something for everyone in this class.
  Supply list: an apron, scissors, a selection of favorite collage ephemera (think about reading this when choosing your images), 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 and paint (I like chip or bristle brushes), a few of your favorite glue sticks (large glue sticks will last you longer), 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.)

* THE JOURNAL EXPERIENCE: A MASTER CLASS
Friday, October 2nd 3-7 p.m. 



The Journal Experience: A Master Class

Journaling doesn't have to be about special events nor does it have to be limited to what you ate for breakfast. In this four hour workshop, we'll focus on the everyday, simple moments that add up to an individual lifetime of experiences and thoughts. You'll learn how to revel in the daily moments and turn them into art journal pages. Be prepared to get messy, be pushed out of your box, laugh, learn (a lot) and have some fun.

  Supply list: a journal (or I will have paper for you), an apron, scissors, a selection of favorite collage ephemera (think about reading this when choosing your images), 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 and paint (I like chip or bristle brushes), a few of your favorite glue sticks (large glue sticks will last you longer), 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.)


* INNER VOICE: A CONVERSATION IN ART JOURNALING

Saturday, October 3rd 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
 

Inner Voice: A Conversation in Art Journaling 


(You are also invited to stay after class, dinner (on your own dime) and play time.)
 
In this special eight hour long workshop, not only will you construct a new and unusual journal with pages that flip, fold and pull out in ways you never thought possible, but you will dive deep onto the pages. You will combine layers of paper, paint and more to form your own artistic voice on the page. Learn how to push, pull and coax ideas on the page. Learn how to express yourself with layers of paper, paint, pens, stencils and much, much more. You will have a conversation in color, pattern, shape, design, text, texture and more using mixed mixed techniques on the pages of your new journal.

Supply list: an apron, scissors, a bottle of tacky glue, a selection of favorite collage ephemera
(think about reading this when choosing your images), 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 and paint (I like chip or bristle brushes), a few of your favorite glue sticks (large glue sticks will last you longer), 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.)


* PAINTED CONNECTIONS
Sunday, October 4th 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Painted Connections

Create a unique landscape journal with pages that fold out and reveal luscious layers of texture, color, pattern and expression. Learn how to bring together paper and paint on the pages, creating unusual, lush, rich and inviting personal pieces.


Like all of my classes, you will learn ideas that can be translated to ANY art form. We will focus on composition, design, color theory, self expression and much, much more. This is more than just a journaling class, it's an experience.



Supply list: an apron, a yard of your favorite ribbon, a bottle of tacky glue, scissors, a selection of favorite collage ephemera (think about reading this when choosing your images), 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 and paint (I like chip or bristle brushes), a few of your favorite glue sticks (large glue sticks will last you longer), 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.)
I hope to see you there!

1 comment:

Journal Swag said...

Wish I could come! Please tell Maria hello & give her my best. We met at my very first Art Fest in 2007, but have lost touch.

Have fun!
Sheila