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 over seventeen 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

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Workshops at Ink About It Westford, MA August 2010



Mark your calendars! August 13th and 14th, I will be returning to Ink About It in Westford, MA teaching FOUR NEW classes! The samples are now in the store and there's a sneak peek below. This is the ONLY time that I will be teaching these classes in the New England area, so if you're interested, catch them while you can! I hope to see YOU there! If you have any questions, please email me! To sign up, please contact the store asap!

Friday, August 13th

10 to Noon

The Language of Color

Yearning to create luscious, layered mixed media backgrounds? Want to explore the world of acrylic paint hands on? Itching to make painted pages that are uniquely your own? In this class you will create a plethora of painted mixed media pages that can be used in any art form. Explore hands on techniques that are guaranteed to get your creative spirit inspired! You will leave with a pile of painted papers that you can use in your art journal, altered art, collage, canvas work, atcs and much, much more. Fully detailed handout included in the class, as always!


Optional- You can bring your journal to class to work in, or the teacher will be supplying paper for you to work on


Supply list: Scissors, small selection of favorite collage ephemera, cork back metal ruler, roll of waxed paper, roll of paper towels, permanent black inkpad, container to hold water, 3 1" brushes to glue and paint (I like chip or bristle brushes)


Followed by from 1 to 6 p.m.

Addicted to tape!


Love collage? Have you been caught buying up rolls of tape and you’re not sure of everything that you can do with them? In a bit of a sticky situation? Looking for some new ideas of what you can do with one of the hottest art supplies around? Look no further! In this class we will explore a myriad of techniques, tips, tricks and ideas that you can do with decorative tape. Learn how to layer fun and colorful backgrounds using what some call stickers, but what most call tape! We will explore masking tape (not the old stuff, but the fun colorful stuff available in many different designs and colors), decorative tape, and more! Walk out of class with your head spinning with ideas, and a smile on your face.


Optional-You can bring your journal to class to work in, or the teacher will be supplying paper for you to work on.


Supply list: Scissors, small selection of favorite collage ephemera, bone folder, cork back metal ruler, roll of waxed paper, roll of paper towels, permanent black inkpad, container to hold water, 3 1" brushes to glue and paint (I like chip or bristle brushes)


Saturday, August 14th

10 to Noon
Metamorphosis: The Art of Altered Pages

In this two hour mixed media class, you will combine scrapbook paper with layers of acrylics and acrylic mediums. You will layer, slather, scrub, and alter scrapbook paper into your own stunning creations. This is a class for both newbies and advanced. We will push the boundaries of acrylic layers. We will explore a plethora of mixed media techniques working hands on to create a pile of pure paper delight. Learn techniques that you can apply to any medium! Have a love for paper? Love paint? Love deep, rich, textured, sensual layers? Itching for something unique and truly yours? Ready to get messy? Yearning to learn tons of new techniques? If you've ever thought either "I wish I could do that!" or even, " I can do that!", then this is the class for you.

Supply list: plastic card (like old credit cards, grocery store cards, etc...), Brayer, Alcohol baby wipes (a full pack), 3 1" bristle brushes, container to hold water, waxed paper, paper towels, apron (if desired).

Followed by from 1 to 6 p.m.

Everything you wanted to know about pens(!) and more...

Are you a closet member of PAA (you know, pen addicts anonymous)? Do you hoard pens? Do you want to learn different things that you can do with your pens? Are you stuck in a rut using the same black gelly roll glaze pen again and again? Are you curious about which pens you absolutely need? Wondering what works with your mixed media projects and what doesn't? Look no further. Most of you know, I don't travel light to my classes. In this class, I will be bringing ALL of my pens for you to play, learn and explore HANDS ON. We will not only work with the pens and learn what works, but we will be creating mixed media collage pages ("and more"). We will be using the pens on our newly created collaged pages. You will explore different writing techniques as well (think Urban Calligraphy style!)-yet, this is not a calligraphy class! YES, we will learn everything about pens (and more). YES, you will explore and play with different writing styles and techniques on your newly created pages. YES, you will walk out with a pile of completed pages and tons of ideas. YES, you will be inspired. YES, you WILL have fun!

Optional-You can bring your journal to class to work in, or the teacher will be supplying paper for you to work on.


Supply list: Scissors, small selection of favorite collage ephemera, bone folder, cork back metal ruler, roll of waxed paper, roll of paper towels, permanent black inkpad, container to hold water, 3 1" brushes to glue and paint (I like chip or bristle brushes)


4 comments:

~Barb~ said...

One day you'll come to Alabama or to Memphis and I will be there with bells on, sitting in the front row, with rapt attention. *crossing fingers* :-)
Peace & Love,
~Barb~

Kimber said...

They all look great. Love the class example photos. Such color and rich looking art! Wish I could be there...maybe someday I'll catch a class of yours in the Pacific NW.
Have fun!

Sharyn said...

I will force myself to come to a class or two!Always so happy when you visit the East Coast!

Raine said...

I signed up for all 4 yesterday. I SWEAR!... I'm NOT stalking you! *rolling with giggles* A little creative financing here, a little there and, VOILA! Hey, I had to make sure I got in! At least the online class can't fill up before my finances relax! ; )
Your classes are strictly NO STRESS ZONES. I trust your vision. ....even with burnt sienna and payne's grey...and, yes, even titan buff...