Spend a week honing your voice and clarifying your vision.
Join in a guided Independent study retreat
from the comfort and familiarity of your own studio
with Lyric Montgomery Kinard.
Dive deeply into your creative heart.
Be thoughtful about your artistic practice.
Work in a truly supportive environment.
You may choose to participate in daily thought topics, critique sessions, and design exercises with your classmates, or not. Lyric will be with you the entire time to give direction, feedback, and lots and lots of individual guidance and encouragement.
What you work on during this week is entirely up to you, there are infinite options. Worksheets and a quick call with Lyric before the retreat will help you set goals for the week. Here are a few options:
Work on a meaningful piece of art
Work on a series
Work through a series of design exercises
Work through ideas you’ve been wanting to explore
Work to understand specific Design Principles
Retreat size will be limited to 12 students in order to create an intimate and supportive atmosphere and so that Lyric will have enough time to give every student individual attention.
You will join a group of like minded artists who are sharing their journey together. You will be supported and encouraged as you work through your process. You will be helped over hurdles and roadblocks by your fellow artists.
Lyric Kinard coached me through the selection, development, and completion of a quilt like I have never made before. Her teaching method is based on helping students to understand and analyze works of art, including our own, so that we can improve our work. I learned one procedure for getting from idea to finished product, complete with exploring my motivations for choosing a particular subject, different ways of playing around with possible presentations, and the importance of a pretty formal and detailed analysis at every stage. Just today i have been reviewing the many steps along the way in the course and kind of starting over for my next project.— Ellen Fisher
This is an independent study retreat, it’s YOUR time. All activities are optional. The goal is to focus on YOUR vision in a supportive and instructive environment.
Before the retreat:
Worksheets to help you set your goals for the week
Set a time for a 30 minute zoom call with Lyric to discuss your goals
A soft open with a casual group lunch and introductions
Getting set up with equipment and technology
Introductory thought exercises – what is your dream life as an artist
Tuesday – Friday:
Morning thought exercises, journaling
Play time, short design exercises
Individual guidance and critiques
Afternoon group critiques
Evening lectures and wrap-up discussions
Wrap Up discussions
Exchange of information
A private FaceBook group to stay in touch and continue group support