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Playful Portraiture: making faces

Playful Portraiture live virtual class with lyric kinard

Learn the secrets of making quilted portraits, from whimsical and cartoon-like silly selfie postcards to accurately proportioned quilted portraits. You will discover that it isn’t nearly as hard as you imagined. Learn to choose your photo, draft a pattern, and create a fusible appliqué quilted portrait. At the end of class, Lyric will also demonstrate how she uses technology as a tool to speed the pattern making process.

3 or 6 hour class

textile portrait of woman making funny kissy face by Lyric Montgomery Kinard

Live Virtual Class options: Please click HERE

Supplies:

  • A small pile of scraps (to be shared in an in-person class): small-scale tone on tone prints, batiks, and neutrals, plus a few yarns and embellishments for hair
  • Fat Quarters of: dark/med/light/lighter of one color (also to be shared in an in-person class)
  • scrap of solid black fabric, scrap of solid white fabric (eyes, teeth, nostrils)
  • Very sharp, pointy, fabric scissors, paper scissors
  • Glue sticks and wet wipes (to clean glue off hands)
  • A couple yards of baking parchment or silicone press sheets
  • 1 yard of regular weight Wonder-Under or your favorite fusible web, unless you’ve pre-fused your fabrics. (Please no Heat-n-Bond)
  • Sketchbook or plain paper, pencil, eraser, sharpie
  • Optional: mini-iron and pressing surface
  • Light box/table and tracing paper (THIS LED light tablet is lightweight and inexpensive. You can plug it into a phone charger so that you won't need an extension cord in a live class)
  • Note: you do not need to have photos ready, Lyric will supply files for you to print to practice on.

Please read through this advanced preparation page for six hour classes: 
https://lyrickinard.com/playful-portraiture-advanced-preparation/

quilted portrait of billie holliday

OPTIONAL TECH INFO

This portion of class with be a demonstration only. Be advised that we don't have time to help you learn to use your particular phone or tablet. 

We will be spending the last 1/2 hour of class learning how digital tools such as tablets and smartphones can make your portrait pattern making easier. These tools simply make what we do a little faster but are not necessary. You can implement everything we learn without them.

If you want to download Sketchbook, Snapseed, and Paper Camera($) you can work along with me but it is not necessary. 

You will have access to video tutorials online so that you can really dig into the technology later.

Many of the Apps need you to configure permissions, such as allowing your camera to access the App. Don’t be afraid to play around with each App before class and discover some of the things they can do.  I promise you will be MUCH happier if you get a little practice in before class.

  • Know how to turn on your device: I will not be able to help each individual in class turn on and configure their device
  • Have your device fully charged
  • On your device, open your App Store or Google Play and search for the app and download it
  • Download Sketchbook on a tablet - it's not really useful on a phone
    • You will find a tutorial for how we will use the app in class HERE

  • Download Snapseed on a tablet or smartphone and open and play around with it BEFORE CLASS
    • You will find a tutorial for how we will use the app in class HERE

  • Optional - Download Paper Camera by JFDP Labs on an apple smartphone.
    I can't find it any more on google play and haven't found a good alternative yet.
    If Paper Artist comes up, that is the same thing on Android and will work.
    (If you don’t want to pay for the app, no worries. You can watch how we use it then decide if you want it.)

    • You will find a tutorial for how we will use the app in class HERE

 

 

How a LIVE Virtual Class Works

Option 1 (Playful Portraiture works best as a 6 hour class)
$550
3hrs Live via Zoom

Plus 24 hours access to all pre-recorded online video tutorials

Option 2
$850
6hrs live via Zoom
Plus 24 hours access to all pre-recorded online video tutorials

Option 3
$850
3hrs live via Zoom + 1 week access to online course + 2hr live zoom wrap-up
Online course includes all pre-recorded videos and written instructions
1 week access to all video tutorials online
Lyric will answer questions in the online class platform for one week
1 hr Live Zoom class featuring a group Show & Tell and Question & Answer session

Option 4
The NO COST TO YOUR GUILD Option, Lyric takes direct payment from students
You choose a course and a date, I set up the class online and each student signs up and pays me directly.
The class is still a live class. I charge $35 per student for a 3hr class and $65 per student for a 6hr class.
You share the advertising material and link I provide for the class and promote the class to your guild as often as you can.
Two weeks before the course starts I open up empty slots to my newsletter subscribers.
Please only use this option if you think at least 10 students will sign up for the course.
To be clear, if you choose this option the guild does not pay me anything for the class but it is still included in our contract.

Student Gallery

student work playful portraiture class with lyric kinard
student work playful portraiture class with lyric kinard
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Playful Portraiture Making Faces taught by Lyric Kinard

The following information applies only to live and IN PERSON classes. Lyric is booking for 2022. In person classes might resume mid 2021 contingent on the availability of an effective vaccine.

Come spend a playful day learning the secrets of making faces, from whimsical and cartoon-like to accurately proportioned portraits. You will discover that it isn’t nearly as hard as you imagined. Get seriously silly with your selfies.

Lyric will teach non-tech methods all day as we trace the practice photos she brings to create our own patterns. During the last hour of class Lyric will demonstrate how she uses technology to speed the pattern making process. Those students who don't wish to use tablets or smart phones can continue to work on their projects during this time.

Supply Fee: none

6 hour format

NO SEWING MACHINES

Supplies:

  • Sketchbook or plain paper, pencil, eraser
  • Black regular point sharpie 
  • Opaque silver sharpie
  • Fabric scissors, paper scissors
  • Glue sticks and wet wipes (to clean glue off hands)
  • Tracing paper
  • Optional but extremely useful: LED light tablet and USB battery back so you don’t have to plug it into the wall
  • NOTE: you do NOT have to bring photos, Lyric will provide practice photos so you can learn this technique
  • Quart sized ziplock bag of scraps to share: small-scale tone on tone prints, small scale batiks, and neutrals, dark/med/light of one color, plus a few yarns and embellishments for hair
  • Scraps of Black and White
  • Fat quarter each of two almost solid light colors
  • Half a fat quarter of a-little-bit-less-light almost solids - this and the above are for skin - which can be any non-traditional color. You can choose to share these and work from a common table of fabric (which is much more fun) or bring fabric you really want to work with the might work.
  • Fat quarter of any interesting print that might work for hair (again - it’s much more fun to share this)
  • A couple yards of baking parchment or silicone press sheets
  • 1 yard of Wonder-Under or your favorite fusible web (not Heat-n-Bond
  • Optional: mini-iron and pressing surface

The last 30 minutes of class we will demonstrate how to use digital tools to speed the same process you’ve learned with tracing paper. There will not be time to work with individuals on how to use the apps but online tutorials will be listed and available after class.

  • Optional: iPad or Tablet with the following apps loaded: Sketchbook or Adobe fresco
  • Optional: Smartphone with Snapseed app already loaded
OPTIONAL TECH INFO

This portion of class with be a demonstration only. Be advised that we don't have time to help you learn to use your particular phone or tablet. 

We will be spending the last 1/2 hour of class learning how digital tools such as tablets and smartphones can make your portrait pattern making easier. These tools simply make what we do a little faster but are not necessary. You can implement everything we learn without them.

If you want to download Sketchbook, Snapseed, and Paper Camera($) you can work along with me but it is not necessary. 

You will have access to video tutorials online so that you can really dig into the technology later.

Many of the Apps need you to configure permissions, such as allowing your camera to access the App. Don’t be afraid to play around with each App before class and discover some of the things they can do.  I promise you will be MUCH happier if you get a little practice in before class.

  • Know how to turn on your device: I will not be able to help each individual in class turn on and configure their device
  • Have your device fully charged
  • On your device, open your App Store or Google Play and search for the app and download it
  • Download Sketchbook on a tablet - it's not really useful on a phone
    • You will find a tutorial for how we will use the app in class HERE

  • Download Snapseed on a tablet or smartphone and open and play around with it BEFORE CLASS
    • You will find a tutorial for how we will use the app in class HERE

  • Optional - Download Paper Camera by JFDP Labs on an apple smartphone.
    I can't find it any more on google play and haven't found a good alternative yet.
    If Paper Artist comes up, that is the same thing on Android and will work.
    (If you don’t want to pay for the app, no worries. You can watch how we use it then decide if you want it.)

    • You will find a tutorial for how we will use the app in class HERE

 

 
If you choose to use technology you must know how to turn on your tablet, and have the apps loaded BEFORE CLASS!  You must be able to open the Apps on your own.
 
Our classroom might not have WiFi and if you have not previously set up your accounts and loaded your Apps you might not be able to do it in class. Many of the Apps need you to configure permissions, such as allowing your camera to access the App. Don’t be afraid to play around with each App before class and discover some of the things they can do.  I promise you will be MUCH happier if you get a little practice in before class.
 
  • Know how to turn on your device: I will not be able to help each individual in class turn on and configure their device
  • Have your device fully charged: we will not have enough outlets for more than two people
    • bring a charger if you have one - it can power an LED lightbox as well
  • Download Sketchbook or Adobe Fresco on a tablet and register for your free account BEFORE CLASS.
  • Download Snapseed on a tablet or smartphone and open and play around with it BEFORE CLASS
  • Click here to view a printable supply list
    You will need Adobe Reader, which is available here for free.

    Classroom Requirements:

    One iron and board per 5 students.
    Parchment for each ironing station - this is on the student supply list.
    A screen or wall on which to project demonstrations.
    Two tables pushed together (breeding ground for shared piles of fabric) in a place where all the students can gather