Abstract-A-Licious with Lyric

abstract-a-licious

Abstraction: Freedom from representational qualities in art. Taking away or removing characteristics from something in order to reduce it to a set of essential characteristics.

Abstract-a-licious: Freedom from pressure or the need to make it real. Removing fear and the need for perfection in order to enlarge the artists essential joy in creation.

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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Supply List:

  • Pencil, eraser, sharpie
  • Plain paper (8x10 or larger sketchbook preferred)
  • Tracing paper (at least 15 sheets)
  • Paper scissors, fabric scissors
  • 2 Glue sticks (any kind, make sure they are not dried up)
  • Wipes (to clean off sticky fingers)
  • 1 yard regular weight Wonder-Under or Misty-Fuse
  • Access to lots of fabric scraps or your stash
  • Three fat quarters that might work for backgrounds
  • Baking parchment
  • Silicone pressing sheets or more baking parchment
  • Iron and pressing surface

How a LIVE Virtual Class Works

Option 1 (Not Available for Abstract-A-Licious)
$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

Students in the Houston TX area with their studies for their original abstract compositions.

Students in the Houston TX area with their studies for their original abstract compositions.

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A student plays with the placement of different shapes in order to come up with her own unique and original design for an art quilt.

 

More fun with Abstract-A-Licious Students and their original creations.

More fun with Abstract-A-Licious Students and their original creations.

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After lunch, students work on a small art quilt top using one of their original designs.

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A happy student and her very first original abstract design!

A finished study by Dorothy Hanson

Abstraction: Freedom from representational qualities in art. Taking away or removing characteristics from something in order to reduce it to a set of essential characteristics.

Abstract-a-licious: Freedom from pressure or the need to make it real. Removing fear and the need for perfection in order to enlarge the artists essential joy in creation.

 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.

Class Length: 6 hour format
Skill level: All levels
Supply Fee: none

Supply List:

  • Pencil, eraser, sharpie
  • Plain paper (8x10 or larger sketchbook preferred)
  • Tracing paper (at least 15 sheets)
  • Paper scissors, fabric scissors
  • 2 Glue sticks (any kind, make sure they are not dried up)
  • Wipes (to clean off sticky fingers)
  • 1 yard regular weight Wonder-Under or Misty-Fuse
  • Quart sized zip-loc bag FULL of fabric scraps to share with the class
  • Three fat quarters to share with the class (think "backgrounds")
  • Baking parchment - about 2 yards (coordinate ahead of time and share with your friends)

 Optional:

  • Mini iron & pressing board

Click here to view a printable  Supply List
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Classroom Requirements:
One iron and board per five students.
Classroom set-up preferences can be viewed HERE.

Please see the Hiring Information page if you would like to book this class.

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