Jul 06 - 27 2016
Cottonwood Center for the Arts located in Colorado Springs CO

Layers of Meaning with Liz Kettle

Presented by Cottonwood Center for the Arts at Cottonwood Center for the Arts

Collage anthologies are wonderful stories of us. We take bits of our history, the minutia of our daily lives, snips of memories, moments in time and lay them out to tell our story. We will use fabric, images, paper, stitch and our hearts to tell our unique story.

In this class (runs Wednesdays, July 6-27, 6-8 p.m.), you will create a standing accordion book or a fabric book. You are welcome to create a wall piece if you prefer. We will begin by learning some basic design and composition skills and discuss the use of symbols and imagery to help tell our personal story. I will share with you my tools for overcoming the worry of where to start. You will create 3 or 4 beautiful mixed media collage anthologies that make up your book, share your history, and tell your story.

We will explore fabric and paper image transfer techniques (including one developed by Liz), learn how to combine fabric, paper and other textures into the luscious layers of an intricate collage. We will investigate different ways to attach the bits and pieces of our history.  Stitching and embellishments are important to telling our personal story and a whole lot of fun! I have a plethora of embellishing techniques to share with you to help make your story come alive.

Fusible web and stabilizers
Basic sewing kit
Sewing machine (rental available)


Admission Info

$100, plus a $15 materials fee

Phone: 719-520-1899

Email: info@cottonwoodcenterforthearts.com

Dates & Times

2016/07/06 - 2016/07/27

Location Info

Cottonwood Center for the Arts

427 E. Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903