Sunday, February 04, 2018

Just Announced: Landscapes of the Mind: Expressive Art Journaling at Studio Soliday on Tuesday, March 20th in Oak Park, CA


I am very happy to announce that I will be teaching on Tuesday, March 20th in Oak Park at a Studio Soliday (classes are open to the public for this workshop. Details will be sent upon registration.) 


Workshops are from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
The fee is $75 per person and that includes almost everything needed to make the book (see the list below of what I will be bringing.) Please note the small supply list. 

Please note that Studio Soliday breaks at noon for a potluck lunch. Please bring something delicious to share! 

My workshops aim to teach a variety of NEW ideas involving 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.

Beginners to advanced are welcome in ALL of the classes.
Interested in signing up? Questions? Please email Kelly for more info!

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.

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 are:

  • 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!

Landscapes of the Mind: Expressive Art Journaling
Both professionally and personally, art journaling has opened many doors for me over the years. The structure of doors is something that pops up in my own work repeatedly. It is a part of my visual vocabulary and a format that I have revisited many times over the years in my own journal construction and creation.
In this latest workshop, you will be creating a journal form that is the ultimate in creativity and construction. You will start the workshop by creating a journal from scratch. We'll bounce around a variety of different ideas before we get into sewing the pages. Maybe you want your book in the format you see above? Maybe you want a more landscape form? Maybe you want a variety of page sizes? You are not limited to the work in progress journal that you see above.
After we bind our book, we'll then begin to work on the pages. Using a variety of my favorite techniques, tips and tricks, you will create pages that are truly unique to you. Explore how you can use what's on one page to inspire another. Learn how to create pages that flow and relate to each other, creating an interactive book whose page play off of each other. 
Please note that the ideas we are exploring also translate to other art mediums and fields.
Supply List: IF you have one: a brayer/credit card or anything to scrape and apply paint quickly, an apron, scissors, a small selection of favorite collage ephemera (think about reading this when choosing your images and papers), cork back metal ruler, a full roll of paper towels OR old rags, a couple of your favorite brushes to paint with, a small container to clean your brushes (an old jar, etc...), 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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