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Playful Portraiture: making faces

Playful Portraiture live virtual class with lyric kinard

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 for faces. Bring photos to life in fabric as you learn to create your own patterns and choose the right fabrics. At the end of class Lyric will also demonstrate how she uses technology as a tool as you get seriously silly with your selfies.

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 or just access to your stash: 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 (Lyric can help you choose fabrics during class)
  • scrap of solid black fabric, scrap of solid white fabric (eyes, teeth, nostrils)
  • 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 (or - a tablet with a stylus and Adobe Illustrator IF you are comfortable with technology.)
  • Note: you do not need to have photos ready, Lyric will supply files for you to print to practice on.
  • Please scroll down for optional tech supplies
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We will be spending the last hour of class learning how digital tools such as tablets and smartphones can make your face-making easier. If you do not have a tablet but do have a smart phone, go ahead download Snapseed and Paper Camera. If you have neither – you will still learn how to make patterns from pictures “old school!” and go home able to create your own patterns.

OPTIONAL TECH INFO

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. Lyric will not be able to help you with individual tech issues. You will have access to video tutorials online during and after the class for one week 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
  • Download Adobe Draw on a tablet and register for your free account BEFORE CLASS  follow this link (Apple) or this link (Google)
    • 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 follow this link (Apple) or this link (Google)
    • You will find a tutorial for how we will use the app in class HERE
  • Download Paper Camera on a tablet or smartphone by JFDP labs (iOS) or Paper Artist by JFDP labs (android) BEFORE CLASS.   follow this link Apple) or this link (Google)(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
All in one day, live via Zoom and an online private class platform
3 hr total of Live Zoom class, can be held at different times of the day
1 day access to all video tutorials online for 24 hours

Option 2
1 day live via Zoom, one week in online private's class platform
3 hr total of Live Zoom class, , can be held at different times of the day
1 week access to all video tutorials online
Lyric will answer questions in the online class platform for one week

Option 3
All the above plus one more live meeting via Zoom
3 hr total of Live Zoom class, , can be held at different times of the day
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

All three options described will also offer an optional private FaceBook group where students can easily share pictures of what they are working on and chat with each other on an ongoing basis.

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.

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

Supplies:

  • Quart sized ziplock bag of scraps to share: small-scale tone on tone prints, batiks, and neutrals, dark/med/light of one color, plus a few yarns and embellishments for hair
  • 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
  • 8x10ish scrap of solid black fabric, and a fairly dark mostly solid
  • Fat quarter each of two almost solid light colors
  • Half a fat quarter of a-little-bit-less-light almost solid
  • Half a fat quarter of a medium almost solid (or any wild thing that will work for hair)
  • Optional: mini-iron and pressing surface
  • Optional: small light box/table and tracing paper if you do not have a tablet
  • Note: you do not need to bring photos, Lyric will bring portraits for you to practice on.

We will be spending the last hour of class learning how digital tools such as tablets and smartphones can make your face-making easier. If you do not have a tablet but do have a smart phone, go ahead download Snapseed and Paper Camera. If you have neither - you will still learn how to make patterns from pictures "old school!” and go home able to create your own patterns.

OPTIONAL TECH INFO
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 Adobe Draw 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
  • Download Paper Camera on a tablet or smartphone by JFDP labs (iOS) or Paper Artist by JFDP labs (android) BEFORE CLASS. (If you don't want to pay for the app, no worries. You  and  watch  how  we  use  it  then  decide  if  you  want  it.)
  • Download Lightbox (iOS) or Light Box: lightbox tracing table (android) on a tablet BEFORE CLASS
  • If you do not have the lightbox app on a tablet, bring an LED light box with a usb charger (the battery pack you can charge your phone with).
  • 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 or teflon press sheets for each ironing station.
    A screen or wall on which to project demonstrations.