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 more than twenty years. 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!


Monday, May 09, 2016

What To Bring To Workshops

If you are taking a workshop with me, please read the supply list. Each class has its own list. It is well known that I do not travel light to my workshops but it will make it easier for everyone and you will have a much more enriched experience if you check out the supply list before the class (especially the link to selecting collage images.) I look forward to seeing you this summer!

PLEASE NOTE that the list below does not apply to all classes and you should check the list for the specific class that you are taking (for example, if you are taking my class, An Artist's Study you will need to bring a book of artwork from your favorite artist to tear up and use in class.) 

BASIC SUPPLY LIST FOR YOU: A journal or paper to work on (not necessary if you are taking a class in which we are making a journal), 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. My favorite is Staz-On), 1" brush to glue and paint (I like chip or bristle brushes), Small detail flat paint 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.) Baby wipes are always nice to have on hand as well.

SUPPLIES THAT I BRING TO CLASSES (you do NOT have to bring these): acrylics, acrylic mediums, rubber stamps, ink pads, stencils, pens, markers, decorative tape of all sorts, all tools and materials to make a book (if it is a bookbinding class), collage materials (though you may not like the materials that I bring so I encourage you to select your own. This post may help guide you in selecting images that are of interest to you. I use a lot of women in my journals but I want your journals to be reflective of YOU and YOUR interest so please bring images and papers that YOU like.) 

Should you have any questions or concerns, please email me. I know that sometimes students are flying in and don't have access to everything, so please email me and we'll work something out. I am extremely easygoing and want to make things easy and workable for everyone concerned!  

Upcoming Workshops in May: 

14th Pnina Gold's Studio San Diego Authenticity: Finding Your Voice in Art Journaling Session One


15th Designing Letters Mar Vista A Few of My Favorite Things: Paper, Paint and Pen: Text Edition 

21st Ink Pad NYC Visual Poetry More Here

27th-29th Queen's Ink Savage, Maryland five NEW classes   More Here


3-5th Maria Moesch's Studio Fremont, CA Authenticity: Finding Your Voice: The Sessions
11th Pnina Gold's Studio San Diego Authenticity: Finding Your Voice Session Two (You do not need to have taken the first class. Each class stands on its own.)
12th Designing Letters Mar Vista Authenticity: Finding Your Voice: Session Two

No Classes after June 19th until mid to very late July


1-9th Art Unraveled Phoenix, AZ teaching three NEW workshops
14th Scrapbooking Forever Westlake Village TBA
26-28th AlwaysBCreating Fort Collins, CO Three NEW Workshops here 

I hope to see you there!


Els said...

I love reading class descriptions and supply lists, even when not attending a class. I am frequently inspired by the array of materials, and descriptions just add icing to the art supply cake. I often find myself spurred to a creative bent after reading. Lovely..

Kelly Kilmer said...

@Els Thanks for stopping by! I feel the same way. :) Art supplies = creative burst!