Inner Dialogue: The Art of Visual Expression with Kelly Kilmer


Sunday, 9/15/19
Student level: All

Want to create magic on your journal pages?

For most artists, paper, paint, mark making and journaling represent doorways to new experiences and insights. Most artists that I know are always trying to discover and learn something new. We’re eager for new ideas, new techniques, anything that will get us in the studio and working.

I want to start a fire in you! I want journaling to be rich, magical, expressive and unlike any other form of creating that you can do. How do we do that? By working, brainstorming and taking risks.

In this workshop, we’ll create a one of a kind hardcover journal (with a hidden paper pocket) that will call to you whenever you are ready to reach for the scissors or paintbrush.

Discover new ideas and possibilities in art making that are already nestled deep within you. Expand, explore and experiment and bring your inner artist out and onto your pages.

Final registration date: September 1 ($140)

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A Note From Tracey About Art Journaling:

Have you thought about getting into art journaling, but aren’t quite sure where to start? Does the huge quantity of mixed media supplies out there make your head spin? Wondering what mixed media is in the first place? 🙂 If you’re not sure this workshop is for you, read on.

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of journaling — art journaling, planners, diaries — I do them all and I love it. It keeps me mostly sane, organized, and grounded. I write, I collage, I paint, I make a mess. I am, by no means, an expert artist. But I truly believe in art journaling as a medium that can keep a person whole and healthy. And we need more healthy noggins out there in the world.

The reason I bring Kelly Kilmer to Fort Collins to teach each year

I want to share that love of journaling with you. I think that if you can make something — anything — with your hands, you are an artist. I don’t even care what you just made. The fact is that you did something. And, if nothing else, you have a record of YOU that can go out into the world long after you’re gone.

Whether you’re a new to art journaling, or have been doing it for years, you can learn something from Kelly Kilmer. Don’t consider yourself an artist? Doesn’t matter…have a glue stick and paper? You can art journal. It’s as simple as that.

Kelly’s workshops are geared toward all levels. She is generous with her knowledge and with her supply stash. And she is an excellent teacher. There is a distinct look to Kelly’s work and she helps you take what she’s teaching and meld it into your own unique style. You will learn how to make a book. You will learn about composition, collage, pen work, writing, journal prompts, and a whole lot more. And did I mention what fun we have in Kelly’s classes?

Learn more about Kelly and read the testimonials on her teacher page. 

Visit Kelly’s website.

Supply List

  • a small bag to hold your paper scraps (think a small brown lunch bag, or the small handled paper bags they give out at Starbucks)
  • your journal
  • an apron
  • scissors
  • bone folder
  • a small selection of favorite collage ephemera (think about reading this when choosing your images and papers)
  • baby wipes
  • cork back metal ruler
  • a full roll of paper towels OR old rags
  • a container for your paint water
  • your favorite paint brushes
  • a water brush pen (OR an extra fine, detail paint brush *ONLY* IF you have one)
  • a few of your favorite LARGE 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.)

Refund & Cancellation Policy

  • Save your seat by making a 50% deposit, but you MUST pay the remaining balance by the final signup date. If you aren’t paid in full, you will lose your seat. Deposits are NOT refundable.
  • The early bird registration gives you a discount on the class price, if you register and pay in full by the early bird date. If you are not paid in full by the early bird date, you will billed the balance on the full price of the workshop.
  • Once you’ve paid for a class, it is your class. You can transfer your seat to someone else if you can’t make it, but there will be no refunds and ABC is not responsible for finding you a replacement.
  • If the class is canceled due to low signups, instructor illness/emergency, act of God, etc., students will be issued a refund (minus any PayPal fees).

Workshop Location

This year we are holding all of Kelly’s workshops at Art Lab Fort Collins.
239 Linden Street (next to Cozzola’s Pizza)
Fort Collins, CO 80524

Parking for Art Lab can be found within two blocks. There is some parking on Linden Street in front of the Art Lab building, but there is a 2-hour time limit. This pdf from the city shows where the parking garages are. Here is a map of the immediate area around Art Lab.

If you have questions, get lost on the way or need assistance the morning of the workshop, please call Tracey’s mobile 970.744.9030.