The Academy for Virtual Teaching


Learn to Teach Online

Makers gotta make and
Teachers gotta TEACH!


If you are an in-person art and/or craft teacher (or aspire to be one) and want to build a global audience, I invite you to sign up for the Academy of Virtual Teaching newsletter.

Taking your in-person workshops into the virtual world can help you grow a scalable income without scaling your work and leave more time for actually making the things you love!

The Academy is a supportive membership community of virtual quilt teachers. The site offers the opportunity to take courses and learn all of the ins and outs of teaching virtually. The main Master Class holds your hand every step of the way and is designed to get you up and running as soon as possible.

The Academy includes:

  • An active and  private community where teachers can safely learn from each other's experiences.
  • Weekly topics of discussion and monthly themes within the community.
  • A free beginning teacher's course called Virtual Teaching 101.
  • A comprehensive Virtual Teaching Masterclass that holds your hand through the entire process.
  • Virtual practice sessions where teachers can get feedback from their peers.
  • Opportunities to teach for real students who will be asked to fill out extensive surveys, giving you tons of ideas for improvement.
  • A certification program, allowing Guilds to be confident that the teacher they are hiring can provide the highest quality of virtual programing.

Hi, I'm Lyric. Let me tell you my story.

illustrated portrait of Lyric Kinard with purple hair and glasses

I've traveled and taught quilters all over the world for the past 15 years. When the pandemic shut everything down, the majority of my income instantly evaporated. After a few weeks of depression, I got up and got to work. I took my workshops and lectures into the virtual world and was able to quickly get back to teaching. It was a struggle and it was pretty messy at first, but since then I've more than replaced my lost income and greatly increased the number of people I've been able to teach.

I believe strongly in lifting others, and you, the teachers of any kind of hands-on skill, are my favorite community. I want to share the research I've done and all the things I've learned with you, so that you can bring your amazing skills to a broader audience. And here's the bonus, with online teaching you can make more money with less work in the long run.

I'm building a community and a course where teachers can help each other avoid technological pitfalls and skip over those feelings of complete overwhelm as they take their amazing skills into the online world.

If you don't want to miss out,
sign up now
to hear more about this exciting project!