Breaking All the Rules

Kelly Kilmer

6a00d83451c53969e20191042108ac970c-320wiKelly T.M. Kilmer is a mixed media book artist living in Southern California.  A New England native who studied on her own and at Mass College of Art, she believes that there is an artist in each and every one of us. Kelly’s classes are designed specifically to bring that artist out.  Her work has appeared in several books and magazines.  Kelly’s art is in the home of several private collectors and has also been sold in various galleries across the U.S.  Kelly has been teaching mixed media workshops every weekend for over seventeen years now in the U.S. and abroad.

Her current passions are spending time with her family, reading, collecting (and using) paper, tape and pens, watching foreign and independent  films, journaling and frequenting used bookstores.  Kelly is always exploring new ways to create and how to better herself as an artist

Little Love Notes:  Triptych Book

Friday, October 9, 2015

No Kit Fee, All Levels, Project and Technique Class, Maximum Class Size 30 Students

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I’ve revised and revisited different formats of my extremely popular Triptych Book class since I first taught it in 2001. This has to be my most favorite version of the book.  You will create a book where the pages swing out door-like. Explore using a variety of different mediums and materials as you work your way through the pages. Learn a variety of new and unique methods in self expression as you work in your book.   This book has pushed me to think and step outside of my box. I will be pushing you in the same way in class (and you will love it!) Be prepared to step out of your comfort zone and have a heck of a good time doing so.

In this workshop, I will be providing all necessary supplies including all materials necessary to complete the project: rubber stamps, gel medium, collage ephemera and much, much more, but you can bring the supply list to help personalize your book.

Supply List:

  • Scissors,
  • Bone folder,
  • Metal ruler,
  • One chip/bristle brush to glue,
  • A few of your favorite glue sticks,
  • Waxed paper,
  • Paper towels (or a rag to glue with),
  • Permanent ink pad (like Staz-On),
  • Water container (to clean your brush),
  • Small selection of favorite collage ephemera (background papers, focal images, etc… It is fun to bring your own favorites to make your project more personal), baby wipes (optional but nice to have!)

Traces of Me

Saturday, October 10, 2015

No Kit Fee, All Levels, Project and Technique Class, Maximum Class Size 30 students

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You will create a landscape format journal constructed of different sized papers. We’re going to be pushing deep with new techniques and exercises in this class going beyond the traditional, “Today I did this…” Create a rich journal made by your own hands using your favorite materials to document your journey. We’ll be focusing on new collage, journal and writing techniques in this class. I will be bringing my large collection of tapes (paper, deco, washi and more) for you to use. I’ll also have a wide selection of stamps, ink pads, stencils and collage materials. You’re always welcome to bring your own supplies to use but this is a small heads up that I tend to bring everything but the kitchen sink in my classes!

In this workshop, I will be providing all necessary supplies including all materials necessary to complete the project: rubber stamps, gel medium, collage ephemera and much, much more.

Supply List:

  • Scissors,
  • Bone folder,
  • Metal ruler,
  • One chip/bristle brush to glue,
  • A few of your favorite glue sticks,
  • Waxed paper,
  • Paper towels (or a rag to glue with),
  • Permanent ink pad (like Staz-On),
  • Water container (to clean your brush),
  • Small selection of favorite collage ephemera (background papers, focal images, etc… It is fun to bring your own favorites to make your project more personal), baby wipes (optional but nice to have!)

Becoming

Sunday, October 11, 2015

No Kit Fee, All Levels, Technique and Project Class, Maximum Class Size 30 Students

Becoming

In this workshop, we will be working in an extremely unique way. If you are looking to push yourself as an artist, this is the class that you want to take. If you want to step outside of your comfort zone and explore new ideas and methods of working, this is the book for you. We will start by working LARGE exploring a variety of techniques. As you work, you will learn how to push aside your inner critic as you create rich layers of texture, color and self expression. You will step back and create a portfolio journal from scratch that will bind and hold not only your pages but other possibilities as well! Now we dive back onto the pages we started earlier to create fresh, new pages. Learn how to develop a keen eye at how you look and see your work as well as the work of others. You will be exploring a myriad of journal and collage tips, tricks, techniques and ideas; fixing so called mistakes; learning how to see by pulling out colors, shapes and patterns and learning how to create visually stunning, deeply rich personal pages. This truly is unlike any other class that I have ever offered. You will be learning process as you create your own unique product (a visual journal!) Learn how to dialogue in your journal and how to make your pages work for you.

In this workshop, I will be providing all necessary supplies including all materials necessary to complete the project: rubber stamps, gel medium, collage ephemera and much, much more.

Supply List:

  • Scissors,
  • Bone folder,
  • Metal ruler,
  • One chip/bristle brush to glue,
  • A few of your favorite glue sticks,
  • Waxed paper,
  • Paper towels (or a rag to glue with),
  • Permanent ink pad (like Staz-On),
  • Water container (to clean your brush),
  • Small selection of favorite collage ephemera (background papers, focal images, etc… It is fun to bring your own favorites to make your project more personal), baby wipes (optional but nice to have!)