Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Announcing my Summer 2013 Online Class: This & That: Finding Poetry in the Everyday

This & That: Finding the Poetry in the Everyday
A class in collage, on-the-go art journaling, creativity and self expression

Get ready to dive in!

Summer seems to be everyone's busy time. It's a time filled with lots of on the go activities, places and people to see, things to do. What happens if we step back a bit and take a few minutes daily to work in our journal? Quality over quantity.

In this online class, I will be offering you a plethora of ideas that springboard off of each other. We're keeping things short but very sweet. I will not be offering collage templates in this class (like I do in some of the other classes.) Instead I am focusing on photos and a smorgasbord of ideas, thoughts, tips, tricks and techniques to get you diving into your journal. I promise you that this class will get you itching to work in your journal.

It's also the perfect class for on the go summer work. I worked in my book while I was traveling for a few days. I managed to get several pages done in a very short time period while limiting my supplies to what I could fit in a very small and manageable bag.

When you sign up for the class, I'll be sending you a direct link to where you can access the handout. It's all ready for you to download and print out (or read on your e-reader.) While there isn't a yahoo group for this class, for those of you who are interested in the community aspect of the class, I have set up a private facebook group that you can join if you'd like to share photos, ask questions and chat with other students as well as myself. I am always here if you have any questions or concerns.

How much does the class cost?


How is the class set up? 

  • Within the first 24 hours of signing up, you will receive an email from me with a link where you can download the handout immediately. 
  • There is an optional private facebook group if you wish to share photos, discussions, etc.
  • You are free to email me at ANY time with questions, etc.
What's the supply list?

I really want you to use stuff that you already have on hand. Please do not go out and buy anything for this class. For the pages, you need:

  • glue (a glue stick, gel medium, whatever adhesive you usually use for paper)
  • favorite markers and pens
  • 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.) 
  • You may also want to have decorative and paper tape, rubber stamps, ink pads (I like Staz-On), stickers, etc... but that is completely up to you!

For the bookbinding part of the class (this is optional if you want to work in a ready made journal) you need: 
  • Cardstock
  • Tape 
  • Optional: Scissors, bone folder, metal ruler
When does the class start? 

Immediately. It is a work at your own pace class.
Within 24 hours of your sign-up, you will receive information from me on how to access the class. If you do not receive this information after twenty four hours, please email me at

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 (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 towards?

Everyone! I strive to make my classes accessible for beginners to advanced students. I have been working in and teaching this medium for over 16 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!

How do I sign up?

Click the paypal button below 

This & That


Cheryl said...

Thanks Kelly. This is exactly what I needed to chase the blues away today.

Sandy said...

This sounds great! So glad you're offering another online