To attend one of these workshops, please contact me and book in for a time that suits you. These are two hour sessions of intense teaching and creating, and you will leave inspired.

 

Art Play Date Workshop

Join artist Kelly Boler at her marina art studio for a playdate that includes one-on-one tuition and full use of an amazing variety of stencils, rubber stamps, inks, embossing powders, acrylic paint, pastels, watercolours, gel mediums, gesso, hot glue, paint daubers, watercolour pencils and crayons, die cutters, washi tape, and a huge assortment of paper ephemera. Also on hand is a library of art books filled with ideas for inspiration. Learn how to keep an art journal, make your own tag art, try out unfamiliar art supplies and techniques, or just play.

This playdate is ideal for absolute beginners as well as experienced crafters. Buy it for yourself or give to someone who might need a nudge with their creativity. Two hours includes use of all supplies, tuition on a variety of crafts, and a free starter sketchbook to work in and take home. £40 for an individual or £75 for two – bring a friend!

To make a date call or text: 0792 807 8866 or email: KellyBoler79@gmail.com. Also see more work at: AlteredBookArts.com or on Instagram at: @book.and.paper.arts.

 

 

Altered book collageArtist journal

 

Journal Keeping Workshop

 

An illustrated diary is a one-of-a-kind homemade biography: a blank book that captures your memories with photos; ephemera such as tickets, matchbooks, receipts, and the like; surrounded by handwritten notes. Drawing is by no means necessary! This course will offer a wealth of techniques that will jump-start even the most artistically-challenged into creating a colourful scrapbook of their life:

The course will cover:

  • How to conquer the blank page: preparing a blank book and getting started;
  • Simple page layout;
  • Drawing for the clueless;
  • Easy ways to use borders and colour;
  • Prompts, prompts, prompts;
  • Customizing your journal;
  • Shortcuts guaranteed to deliver instant gratification;
  • How to excavate and record memories;
  • An extensive list of free and inexpensive supplies;
  • Free online resources;
  • Incorporating photos;
  • Creating pockets and other unusual storage spaces on the page;
  • How and where to purchase affordable tools in the Swansea area.

This playdate is ideal for absolute beginners as well as experienced crafters. Buy it for yourself or give to someone who might need a nudge with their creativity. Two hours includes use of all supplies, one-on-one tuition, a free starter sketchbook, waterbrush, and UHU art-quality glue stick and take home. £45 for an invidual or £75 for two – bring a friend!

To make a date call or text: 0792 807 8866 or email: KellyBoler79@gmail.com. Also see more work at: AlteredBookArts.com or on Instagram at: @book.and.paper.arts.