Here are the stats:
- A drive from Los Angeles to Loveland, Colorado (with her mother and son, and all of their luggage, and all of Kelly’s supplies, stuffed into a rental Elantra)
- A stop in Santa Fe to teach classes (I don’t even know how many students and classes she did there)
- 3 days in Colorado
- 5-10 rowdy, naughty students per class
- 4 classes
- book board, canvas board, book canvas, cardstock for pages — all cut to the right size and ready to be made into books. for every student in every class. (Think about the amount of time spent cutting all of that!)
- paint, rubber stamps, pens and markers, gel medium, collage materials, deco tape, deco papers — enough for all of the students, plus their families (including at least 2 generations of descendants) to use.
- Handouts for each student in each class, comprised of at least two sheets, FRONT AND BACK!, with detailed instructions and notes.
All of this adds up to Kelly Kilmer being the most generous and hard working artist/instructor in the mixed media arena. I have taken a lot of classes with a lot of artists, but I have never seen anyone as thorough and prepared as Kelly is.
[Ok, I realize that this post may end up sounding like a platonic love letter to Kelly Kilmer and I apologize in right now. I just want everybody who reads this to know just what they get when they take a class with Kelly. For a really reasonable price, I might add!]
We had a great time in the workshops this past weekend. Kelly is a very good teacher and is also an inspiring and encouraging person. I think we all left these classes feeling like we were rejuvenated and re-committed to our journaling and our art in general.
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