Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Just Announced: March 6-8th Creekside Studios Sacramento, CA



March 6-8th, I'll be returning to Creekside Studios in Sacramento, California. Come stretch your artist muscles, laugh a lot and dive deep into a world of color, image and exploration.

I'd love to have you join us.





Kelly's Sacramento Workshops







PLEASE NOTE:

I will also have goodies for sale.  

These fresh, new workshops teach a variety of NEW ideas involving collage, creative processing, self expression, composition, design, layering, painting and much, much more.

My workshops are always about inspiring creativity, generating ideas and learning how to see. The ideas can be translated into a variety of art forms. Use your art journal "as is" or for a springboard of inspiration for other art forms and living a creative life!

Payments for the Sacramento, 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.

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)
  •         decorative tape
  •         stencils
  •         pens and markers
  •         acrylic mediums
  •         collage ephemera and much, much more.

I do not travel light to my classes at all.







Kelly's Sacramento Workshops




Friday, March 6th, 2020

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.




Radiant Color: Building your Color Toolbox

“Color directly influences the soul. Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammers, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another purposively, to cause vibrations in the soul.” -Wassily Kandinsky

Oh, color, how do I love thee?

Color makes artwork come to life! Let's learn how to play with color!

Color impacts us every day, in every aspect of our lives. Color creates depth (Helllooo, Monet!) Color stimulates (tell me how you feel about yellow.) Color influences us (What do you think of using red and green together in 2020 vs what did an artist like Van Gogh think of using those colors together?)

Push past reaching for the same old colors that you love and learn how to expand your color vocabulary. Create work that is vivid and rich. Transform your palette and how you think about color.

The work of Matisse, Van Gogh, Turner, Mary Blair, Monet, O'Keeffe, and many more will be discussed.

Supply list: *your journal with 4 to 6 pages already collaged with one main image and 3 snippets of background elements. You will be sent various examples upon signing up, a very small selection of favorite collage ephemera (think about reading this when choosing your images and papers), an apron, baby wipes, scissors, metal ruler, a full roll of paper towels OR old rags, a container for your paint water, your favorite paint brushes,  a few of your favorite glue sticks (please trust me when I say that large glue sticks will last you longer. I always have two or three 40 gram glue sticks in my journal bag and that's more than enough for a long weekend. You WILL go through the smaller glue sticks in MINUTES), 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.)



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followed by


 3 to 7 p.m.



Transformative Textures: Lessons in Multi-Layered Surfaces

"A work of art is a world in itself reflecting senses and emotions of the artist's world. Just as a flower, by virtue of its existence as a complete organism is both ornamental and self-sufficient as to color, form, and texture, so art, because of its singular existence is more than mere ornament." -Hans Hofmann

What is it about texture that captures our attention and draws us in?

Experience sensual joy as you explore a wide variety of mark making tools and materials (acrylic paints, paint markers, pencils and more.) Gain new experience under guided exercises and free play as you create a multi-layered visual feast of texture, color, shape and more.

Create original pages and leave with your own handmade sample swatch book, an inspirational reference book of textural remnants.

Build confidence as you add to your artist's toolbox of explorations. Find joy in the process of harvesting ideas through hands on experiments, guided and demonstrated techniques and unexpected discoveries in the process.

Delight in the discovery! Prepare to get messy and build up the layers!

Supply list: *your journal with 4 to 6 pages already collaged with one main image and 3 snippets of background elements. You will be sent various examples upon signing up, a very small selection of favorite collage ephemera (think about reading this when choosing your images and papers), an apron, baby wipes, scissors, metal ruler, a full roll of paper towels OR old rags, a container for your paint water, your favorite paint brushes,  a few of your favorite glue sticks (please trust me when I say that large glue sticks will last you longer. I always have two or three 40 gram glue sticks in my journal bag and that's more than enough for a long weekend. You WILL go through the smaller glue sticks in MINUTES), 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.)





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Saturday, March 7th, 2020

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.



Mon Voyage: the Evolution of an Artist

"My destination is always the same but I work out a different route to get there." -Matisse

Art is transformative.

As an artist, I'm always striving for real, raw and honest pages. I've spent more than twenty years getting my hands dirty with paper and paint. I revel in using the same materials and searching for that special spark of excitement that I get when I put paper, paint or pen to the page. I'm sure you know exactly what I'm talking about.

There is magic in art making.

How do we retain that magic? How do we keep the spark in creativity? How do we evolve and learn as we do the work?

Using every day experiences, we will embark on a personal journey of paper, paint, and pen to create expressive visual journal pages that are reflective of the hands and heart that created them. Create pages that are unique and honest. Learn how to use the minutiae of everyday life to gain insight into the world around you. This workshop will challenge you (beginners are always welcome), transform you and inspire you. There's no holding back.

We are making a journal in this workshop.

Supply list: a small selection of favorite collage ephemera (think about reading this when choosing your images and papers), an apron, baby wipes, scissors, metal ruler, bone folder, a full roll of paper towels OR old rags, a container for your paint water, your favorite paint brushes,  a few of your favorite glue sticks (please trust me when I say that large glue sticks will last you longer. I always have two or three 40 gram glue sticks in my journal bag and that's more than enough for a long weekend. You WILL go through the smaller glue sticks in MINUTES), 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.) If you have them: palette knife, Stabilo aquarellable pencil in black and water brush pen or fine, detail paint brush.



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Sunday, March 8th, 2020

1 p.m. to 5 p.m.



The Expressive Line: (Mark) Making Your World
"Painting is self discovery. Every good artist paints what he is." -Jackson Pollock
 
Spice up your art making!

Humans have long embraced the need to make their own marks and images since the cave man days. Return to our roots! Learn how to gather ideas from nature, your imagination, past and present experiences and turn them into visual fodder for an expressive and truly one of a kind art making experience.

The work of Klee, Kandinsky, Matisse, Twombly and other artists will be discussed. Learn how the old masters turned their every day into extraordinary works of art.

Paint the patterns of the everyday world. Learn to walk and see with artist's eyes. Learn to build and expand your visual vocabulary by absorbing the world around you. Make your art come alive!

Supply list: *your journal with 4 to 6 pages already collaged with one main image and 3 snippets of background elements. You will be sent various examples upon signing up, a very small selection of favorite collage ephemera (think about reading this when choosing your images and papers), an apron, baby wipes, scissors, metal ruler, a full roll of paper towels OR old rags, a container for your paint water, your favorite paint brushes,  a few of your favorite glue sticks (please trust me when I say that large glue sticks will last you longer. I always have two or three 40 gram glue sticks in my journal bag and that's more than enough for a long weekend. You WILL go through the smaller glue sticks in MINUTES), 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.),

If you have them: palette knife, Stabilo aquarellable pencil in black and water brush pen or fine, detail paint brush.

I hope to see you there!





Kelly's Sacramento Workshops






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