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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 as you get seriously silly with your selfies.

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Add beads of all shapes and sizes to your quilts and wearable art, easily and after you are done quilting. Here’s the prize: no knots or mess on the back! Learn to embellish in a way that adds to the overall design instead of looking like an afterthought.

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If you’ve looked with secret longing to the world of art quilts but don’t know where to start, this is the class for you. Lyric will gently guide you through concrete exercises designed to help you create ideas for original abstract quilts.

Doodles will be scribbled, eyes and minds will be opened, and fun will be had. You will learn the basics of fused collage as you assemble your quilt top. Even students who have never created their own designs before will end the day with at least one small and uniquely original art quilt top.

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Painlessly create beautiful designs with intricate detail, perfect for wearables, blocks, borders or accents. Long flowing, curly borders or pictures with the sharpest points and thinnest lines imaginable are possible with this easy method using fusible web. Combine fabrics such as silk and wool for wearables or stick to quilting cottons tried and true. Give your design that extra punch with the added dimension of trapunto... without all the slitting and stuffing! As an added bonus, it’s super easy to create two images as the same time, one positive and one negative.

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Kick-start your creativity and learn about the basic elements of good design through a series of short, hands-on exercises. Learn why some colors fizz while others explode, why some quilts calm and some excite. A few simple tools from the artists kit will help you take your work, whether traditional or contemporary, to the next level.

Students will discuss some of the basic principles of design including focal point, line, texture, color, shape and motion. Quick, hands-on exercises will help the student to understand and implement these principles in their own artwork. We view and discuss great artworks and have very positive and helpful critique sessions in multi-day workshops.

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The following courses are currently only offered in-person
available for bookings in late 2021 and beyond.

3 hr class

Learn how easy it is to create your own screen printed cloth! In this class you will gain hands on experience with the funnest surface design technique around! Use screens with or without a frame, try out discharge, paint, and foil. Learn to layer imagery as you create your own printed art postcard. Bring your creative spirit and a willingness to play.

3 hr class

Stamp Carving, Stencils, Shiva paint Sticks, Screen Printing! Play like a kindergardener as Lyric leads you through different ways to apply paint to fabric. Focus on technique rather than projects as you create a sample book for future reference. Let Lyric bring everything for you so that you can simply explore new techniques.

3 hr class

Ready for some fast and frenetic fun with fabric? Join IAPQ 2011 Teacher of the Year, Lyric Kinard for a few fabulous hours playing design games that will lead to the creation of at least three fabric postcards. Come ready to make new friends, laugh, share, and make some ART!This class is a perfect game night event and can be easily scaled up for large crowds.

3 hr class

Both traditional and art quilters will gain valuable skills through this guided critique session. Come enjoy a day of constructive and creative learning as we explore ways to analyze artwork. We will discover techniques that allow us to objectively evaluate art and learn which questions will help solve design issues. Lyric will help you critique your own work in an emotionally safe, positive, informative, and supportive way.

3 hr class

Turn a pair of leather or cloth shoes into a wearable work of art!

Give new life to your favorite old pair of shoes by turning them into amazing piece of walkable art. Use textile paint, sharpies, and paint pens to create your own one-of-a-kind fancy footwear that will make your toes want to dance!

3 hr class

Once you learn these methods for displaying small textiles your small scale art will never be mistaken for a potholder again! Come create a small fabric collage and learn a few stitching and beading techniques.While you mat and frame your artwork, Lyric will demonstrate a number of different framing and mounting possibilities suitable for any textile treasure you create.

6 Hour Class

Can’t choose which surface design technique you want most to learn? Try taste of each? Make a small art quilt or book cover while playing with paint, foil, photo-transfer, thermofax screens, and stamp carving, and beading.

6 hr class

Kick-start your creativity and learn about the basic elements of good design through a series of short, hands-on exercises. Learn why some colors fizz while others explode, why some quilts calm and some excite. A few simple tools from the artists kit will help you take your work, whether traditional or contemporary, to the next level.

3 hr class

Come spend a delightful day playing with both foil and photo transfer. Leave with some little winged friends, ready to quilt into lovely postcards or art quilts. All you need is a pair of scissors, your self, and a sense of adventure!

3 hr class

Come create whimsical and creative whole-cloth compositions while learning screen printing techniques such as discharge, ghost printing, masking, foiling, and layering. Design principles such as unity, repetition, and focal point will be discussed as we play around with thermofax screen printing. As an added bonus, Lyric will teach you how to mount your finished work on a gallery wrapped canvas, a fabulous technique for a professional presentation of your art. 

2- 5 day class

Are you ready to exercise, challenge, and strengthen your muscle as an artist? Are you ready to delve deeply into your own voice and open wide your artists' eye? If you have a formal art education you know how deliciously valuable a basic design refresher can be. If you have discovered your love of art outside of academia, this course is an opportunity to clarify and refine the skills you have developed intuitively.

3 or 6 hr class

Learn the basics of beading on fabric. Easily add beads of all shapes and sizes to your quilts and wearable art after you are done quilting. Here’s the prize: no knots or mess on the back! Learn to embellish in a way that adds to the overall design instead of looking like an afterthought.

6 hr class

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. Learn very simple formulas and use technology as a tool as you get seriously silly with your selfies.

3 hr class

If you’ve looked with hidden longing over an imaginary wall to the world of art quilts but don’t know where to start, this is the class for you.Lyric will gently guide you through simple and concrete design exercises designed to help you create ideas for original abstract quilts. Doodles will be scribbled, eyes and minds will be opened, fun will be had.