It’s that time of year again…the time when our beloved Kelly Kilmer comes to Fort Collins and shares with us her wonderful ideas and techniques for art journaling. She’ll be here September 12-15, 2019.
I’m especially excited about this visit for two reasons:
We’re adding a 5th class this year, on Thursday evening, September 12. This is for those of you who have busy weekends planned already or who can’t get away from work on Friday to take those classes.
I recently returned from an art experience in France, which was led by Kelly. She has even more cool ideas and techniques than before! I swear, I don’t know how she does it.
Kelly says this is her number one tip for working in art journals:
Something that I have found to be helpful to me is to take photos of in-progress pages. I don’t always have the time to finish a page nor do I always know the direction that I want to go in. When it gets to the point where I need to walk away, I’ll take a work in progress (WIP) photo. I also will leave my book open. This allows me to see my work as I periodically walk by it throughout the course of the he day. Taking photos allows me to revisit the work and remember what it looks like (so far.) It is also a great way to document any changes.
I am so excited about Kelly Kilmer coming back to this area to teach classes again. I was new to mixed media and art journaling when I took my first class with her. She taught me easy techniques that I still use over and over. I keep coming back to her classes, because she always has fresh and new journal-making classes … her students get a lot of personal attention … she is so down-to-earth … and she is one of the few artists I know that teach the art of collage and design. I am no longer an art newbie, but keep returning to Kelly’s classes, because it stress-free fun and she continues to challenge students of all levels. So excited about welcoming her back to Colorado! (KC)
If that’s not enough, email me and ask your questions!
Those of you who are subscribed to the ABC newsletter will get this info in your inboxes tomorrow, but I wanted to post here because I am SO EXCITED! Here are the details, dates and times for Kelly Kilmer’s classes this August:
Friday, August 26 10a-5p
This fresh, new workshop teaches a variety of NEW ideas involving collage, creative processing, self expression, composition, design, layering, painting and much, much more.
In this extensive, (paint covered) hands-on workshop, you will create luscious, rich, and colorful painted pages. You will learn how to layer, scrub, and create soulful and unique to you pages that can be used for a variety of art projects. You will learn color, design, composition, collage and much, much more in this class. You will transform your painted papers into expressive, hand bound books. Read more…
Authenticity: Finding Your Voice Through Art Journaling
Session 1+2: Saturday, August 27 10a-5p Session 3: Sunday, August 28 10a-2p
These sessions are a series of separate, but related, workshops that teach a variety of NEW ideas in collage, creative processing, self expression, composition, design, layering, painting and much, much more. You will learn new ways to approach your pages using paper, paint and pen. Learn how to push yourself out of your creative comfort zone. You will create cohesive pages that are completely unique to you. Read more…
Due to popular demand, Kelly Kilmer is indeed scheduled to make her Northern Colorado appearance this summer. She will be here August 26, 27 and 28. The final details in terms of times and pricing are being worked out as I type this, but know this much:
THE CLASS INFO
Serenity Bundles will be held on Friday, August 26. This will be a full day, with a lunch break.
In this extensive, (paint covered) hands-on workshop, you will create luscious, rich, and colorful painted pages. You will learn how to layer, scrub, and create soulful and unique to you pages that can be used for a variety of art projects. You will learn color, design, composition, collage and much, much more in this class. You will transform your painted papers into expressive, hand bound books. This class is actually MULTIPLE classes in one! You will be learning techniques that apply to a variety of art forms (think art journaling, collage, etc…) as you create layered, unique pages. You will also be creating at least two different books.
Authenticity: Finding Your Voice Through Art Journaling will be a 2-day class, Saturday 8/27 (there will be a lunch break) and Sunday 8/28.
Art journaling is about discovery and self expression. Your journal is your safe place to explore, express and experiment. It’s your place to get lost as you repeatedly find yourself between the layers of paper, paint and pen. In this unique workshop, you will learn new ways to approach your pages using paper, paint and pen. Learn how to push yourself out of your creative comfort zone. You will create cohesive pages that are completely unique to you.
THE CLASS LOCATION
Community Creative Center at the Historic Carnegie Building 200 Matthews St., Fort Collins, CO
Exact times and prices should be finalized in the next few days and they will be added to the shop on this site. Join our Facebook group or Meetup group to be updated when this is ready for you to sign up. Questions? Comments? Think you might be joining us? Comment here!