2014 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!

 

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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

 

 

August Classes!

 

Stitch Journeys with Liz Kettle

at Blue Twig Studio

Three session workshop Tuesdays Aug 19, Sept9 and Sept 23

Register soon at Blue Twig Studio

I won't be teaching this class live in CO until late next year so don't miss this chance to become the stitch goddess you know you are!


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 Do you hear the siren song of all those fabulous specialty threads urging you to take them home to play with? Do those same luscious threads leave you frustrated and annoyed?

Do you have a head full of creative ideas but just aren't sure how to get the look you want? Do you want to feel confident in your skills when you sit in front of your sewing machine? Then this workshop is for you.

In this comprehensive workshop you will gain mastery of your machine and free yourself of any stitch fears you have. You will develop the confidence to tackle any thread and fill your creative tool box full of fabulous techniques. This class is for beginners and up. You do not need a fancy machine with all the latest bells and whistles. You do need a basic understanding of your machine and the ability to drop or cover the feed dogs.

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What Students say about Stitch Journeys:

"If you get the opportunity to take it, RUN-DON'T WALK to sign up to attend it! Liz is a fabulous teacher who shares her experiences of what works for her and why but encourages you to reach out and experience with all of these mediums and textures on your own."  Susan-Fairfax VA

"This is a 'Must Have' class. If you really want an understanding of threads and its relationship with your sewing machine this is the class to take. Out of all the classes I have taken over the years, this was by far the best." Gwen- Washington DC

 

Play Lab Series

Saturday  Aug 23 AM 10-12  $25 includes all supplies

Air Dry Clay!

Kids craft product or fine art supply? We are going to explore the finer side of air dry clay. Super easy to use while you create unique embellishments and jewelry elements.This is a hands-on class with all supplies include. Just bring your apron.

Register at Blue Twig Studio

 

Saturday Aug 23   PM   2-4pm $25 includes all supplies

Paints Inks and Glazes! 

What to use when? The decisions and confusion is enough to bring on the vapors! Explore the properties of each and discover their secrets. This is a hands-on class with all supplies include. Just bring your apron.

Register at Blue Twig Studio

Layers of Meaning

Aug 30th 10-5   $75 class fee + $10 kit fee

Register at Blue Twig Studio

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Layering is the magical component that brings a collage to life, adds depth, emotion and allows it to tell our story. However, layering does not always come easily. In this class we will explore the concepts of layering: both visual layers and physical layers. We will have a crash course in collage design and composition with a focus on exactly what makes a great collage.

There are so many exciting techniques to use in mixed-media collages. We will learn and play with a few of my favorites while we create a collage or multiple collages in a free standing accordion book using your personal photo or one of mine.  Techniques will include, but not necessarily be limited to, image transfer and direct printing to various substrates, ideas for transparent layers, incorporating paper, lutradur and metal in your work. I have lots of ideas for embellishments that support your story and of course we have to have a little beading and hand stitching.

This class is textile based and will include a little stitching but artists in all mediums are welcome to play.  

There is a supply fee of $10 for this class to cover all image transfer products.

A week before class you will be sent an exercise to help you make your fabric choices. This will help eliminate the worry that you will bring the ‘wrong’ stuff.

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September Classes! 

 Magical Stitches

September 12 10-5  $75 + $5 kit fee

Register at Blue Twig Studio

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Stitching and beading on silk ribbons and fibers lighter than air seems impossible but these ephemeral thread lace embroideries are quite simple to create…but, shush...let’s keep that little bit to ourselves and let everyone think we have special fairy stitching talents. In this class we will create these magical embroideries with free motion sewing machine stitching and simple hand embroidery stitches. This class is suitable for beginners and up. Even if you have never done any free motion sewing you can do this.

Kit Fee: $5 includes the special water soluble stabilizers you will need.

 

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