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, September 08, 2015

Upcoming BookArts LA Classes

 

I am looking forward to teaching three brand new classes at the Book Arts Los Angeles Center (at the location where Stampin From the Heart used to be.)

October 18th Visual Poetry Special All Day Class 10-4
November 29th My Imperfect Heart 10-2
December 20th Painted Connections 10-2

BookArtsLA 11720 Washington Place Los Angeles, CA 90066

Each class is four hours in length.

Please note the NEW class time is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 
Cancellation policy: Students are allowed to cancel 72 hours (3 days) before the class. After that, you can send someone else in your place, transfer to another one of my classes or receive a kit.

The four hour class fee is $85 per student.

The class fee includes a vast array of mediums and materials to complete the necessary project. ( It is well known that I do not travel light to any of my classes. I will be bringing such things as:

  • all materials necessary to complete the project (handmade paper, decorative paper, board, glue, etc...)
  • bookbinding supplies (thread, awl, needles)
  • rubber stamps 
  • ink pads 
  • decorative tape
  • stencils
  • pens and markers
  • gel medium
  • collage ephemera and much, much more.
I do not travel light to my classes at all!

If you have a question or if there are problems with the paypal button, please email me at EGorey99@sbcglobal.net






Kelly's BookArts LA Classes Fall 2015




 






October 18th Visual Poetry Special All Day Class 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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
(think about reading this when choosing your images), 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.

 
 


November 29th My Imperfect Heart 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.)


December 20th Painted Connections 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!

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