2015 Classes with Liz Kettle

Check back often as I create new classes for you!


I teach in Colorado Springs, CO, 

on the road in a town near you and a few exotic locals!



Art and Soul in Portland OR, Kansas City MO, and Va Beach VA

Colorado Springs Studio Classes are held at Cottonwood Center for the Arts and Blue Twig Studio



January Classes


No More Blank Pages Art Journaling

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At Blue Twig Studio

 Feb 1, Feb 8 , march 15  1-4 each day

$100 + $12 kit fee

Art Journaling 101

In this three week class we will crack open those journals and find joy and passion in those blank pages. We will play with a wide variety of mixed media materials to experiment, explore and uncover the wide range of possibilities of expression in a visual journal. We will get messy and spread color everywhere! Glitter will surely be involved.

 We will do some ‘serious’ art work too…learning basic design and composition and the secret magic of layering. This class is great for beginner visual journal keepers and for the intermediate journaler looking to explore techniques, design and composition in their journals. Teen friendly.

 Join me for 3 session of messy journal fun! It might just change your life. 

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Play Lab Classes

at Blue Twig Studio

January 31, 2015

2pm-4pm       $25 -all supplies included


Splotches, splatters and drips galore. Discover so many ways to use sprays that are quick and easy. Al supplies are included, but don’t forget your apron for this Play Lab. 


10am-12noon        $25- all supplies included

It's Not Fabric - It's Not Paper

In this play lab we will experiment with paper that acts like fabric and fabric that acts like paper. Stuff that can be melted and distorted, burned and carved, painted and printed, glued and stitched. The possibilities are endless.


February Classes

Fabric Memento Book Class 



At Blue Twig Studio

2-day class - Feb 14 & Feb 15  12-5 each day

$110 class fee + $12 kit fee

We all have saved special bits and little treasures that are mementos of a person, time or simply appeal to our senses. Most likely they are in a drawer somewhere, seldom seen or held. With this Treasured Memento Pocket Journal you can create a special place for all those wonderful bits of memory and time. 

Whether your style is romantic, tailored or lighthearted and fun this fabric book is flexible enough to adapt to it. Imagine memories of a wedding, a mischievous child or a vintage romance housed in the sweet pockets of this book.

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March Classes

Find me at Art and Soul in Portland Oregon March 2-8 2015

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Class offerings: Fabric Journal Love 

                             Bodacious Beading

                             Wabi-Sabi Tote Bag

                             Stitch Meditations


Book Binding Bonanza

At Cottonwood center for the Arts


instructors: cass mullane and liz kettle

wednesdays | march 11 – april 1 | 6 pm to 8 pm | $100

A Book Binding Bonanza! Have you ever wanted to create your own book, personal journal or sketchbook? Have you given up because you think book binding is too complicated? Or is it something you have never considered? Join Liz and Cass to discover how simple and fun bookbinding can be! Over the course of 4 weeks you will learn 8 Book Binding techniques in this super fun class of snowballing, skill building, book binding bliss. We will supply all the tools you need to create these beautiful books including hand painted papers. You are welcome to bring special papers you have to work with as well.

Week 1: Folded books (X Book with pockets, Accordion with tunnel, Piano Hinge)
Week 2: Simple stitch and glue books (Pamphlet stitch, Miniature tied binding)
Week 3: Fun binding books (Side bound/Japanese stab stitch, Crossed structure binding)
Week 4: Bead bound book (Exposed stitch book with beads)

All materials included. $18 materials fee payable to instructor on the first day of class.

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April Classes

Private class April 24-27 (contact me to arrange a private class for your group)


Find me at Art and Soul in Kansas City Mo April 27-May 1

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class offerings: Stitch Meditations

                                 Wabi Sabi Tote Bag

                                Fabric Journal Love


May Classes

Big Bodacious Book

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at Blue Twig Studio

May 30th  10-5 all day class (bring a lunch)

$75 class fee

Kit Fee $10 (payable to instructor)

Suitable for 14 years old and up

This beguiling book will beckon your muse, not with a bashful whisper but with a bold demand…it begs to be touched, fondled, written in and upon.

We will begin with painting our pages to banish the barren desert of the white page. These easy paint techniques will provide inspiration and a beautiful beginning to embellish with your images, your story, your dreams.

This binding is a great place for beginners to start and offers variations for more advanced binders. Best of all, this buxom binding is sturdy and allows the book to lie flat when open. Using up-cycled belts for our binding makes it easy on the budget.

Class kit fee is $10: includes book board for covers, waxed linen thread in an assortment of basic colors, needles and belts for you to choose from. I will also provide stencils, stamps, and paper towels for classroom use.  If you would like to personalize your book with a special belt or specialty color of waxed linen thread (about 20 yards) you are welcome to bring your own.

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