I think that Kelly has done an excellent job on all points. I am currently enrolled in the Biz class and I assure everyone that it is worthwhile. Lots of solid advice for more experienced folks but very accessible to emerging artists.
Classes are VERY well thought out with clear information and content. Kelly is engaging as a teacher and has a very good presentation style. She has an indepth knowledge of her subject and passion for collage which shines through.
THANK YOU for such a great class. It really stretched me and I enjoyed all five assignments (even when "20 collages" seemed challenging). I did learn a lot - now that I've completed this and the Color class I'm seeing some real changes in my approach to collage. I like the online format you are using and would not change anything about it. I believe part of the success of this one was my fellow students. Everyone was super supportive, super creative and just all round SUPER. I take a lot of online classes and this is definitely one of the greats for me. I have been recommending your classes to other folks and hope they find you :)
I started the ABC class a little behind the initial group, but I've now gone through the A and B courses (just haven't done the assignments yet) and just want to say that the way you've set up the course is fabulous! The documents and videos are so well organized and your instruction in the videos has so much value by delving into technique, considerations, your own examples, etc. It’s really well thought out and executed!
I am really enjoying the collage alphabet course. First of all, I like that there is one class every two weeks, it gives me time to do the exercises without rushing. And there are a lot of exercises in each lesson! So this gives me a lot of fun processes to experiment with. Also, I like that each exercise is explained clearly in writing, not only verbally. And we even get to see Kelly live doing each exercise. Also, everything is printable: the supply list, each lesson’s explanation, and there are worksheets (although we don’t have to use them, they are convenient). But the most important thing about this course is the generosity of Kelly the teacher. She is available to answer all questions, she encourages me all the time and helps me when I am stuck somewhere. The facebook group is very alive also. In resume, this course is a good occasion for me to have quiet artistic time, to focus. And the results are amazing, I really like my creations!
The G is for Grids class is packed with content. From simple grid compositions to more complex layered compositions. The step by step teaching segments guide participants through each stage. Participants can try as many or as few of the techniques as they like - each segment is standalone. I certainly hadn’t thought there could be so many ‘styles‘ of collaged grid to create. Kelly’s presentation as a teacher is warm and personable and encourages the viewer to ‘have a go’! There is no need for expensive materials or kit! I recommend!
I just watched the Grids class with my morning coffee. Can't believe it is free because it is a first class production! Great class - well organized, good demos, we get to discover what variety there is in the grid structure and in the not so griddy grids. I realized so many of my collages are grid based - my legacy of being a quilter... Thank you for your generous post!