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Lyric Montgomery Kinard: Playful Portraiture: Making faces from photo to fabric (Half Day WS, Sat, 5/1/21, 10am-1pm EST)

Lyric Montgomery Kinard: Playful Portraiture: Making faces from photo to fabric (Half Day WS, Sat, 5/1/21, 10am-1pm EST)
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Price: $55.00
ID Number : SQ028


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Playful Portraiture: Making faces from photo to fabric
Half-Day Workshop
10 am - 1 pm EST, Saturday, May 1

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 isnt 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.

In the live zoom course you will:

  • Get helpful tips for very beginners -  learning to draw faces
  • Get seriously silly fun making cartoon self portraits as we learn the concepts of placement and proportion in portraiture
  • Learn what makes a photo easy to work with
  • Use YOUR OWN  photo  to learn how to trace  and create a pattern for textile appliqué
  • Also have the choice to use a practice photo that Lyric provides
  • Learn to make decisions about how to capture the character of your subject
  • Learn how to enlarge your pattern
  • Also be able to choose to print one of the patterns Lyric provides to learn the techniques
  • Learn the basic techniques for how to easily transfer your pattern to fused fabric
  • Learn tips and tricks for layering and fabric choices in appliquéd portrait construction
  • Learn how to sew down the shapes in your fused portrait
  • Be granted access to two full days of further online instructional videos full o content we won’t fave time to cover in class.
All Levels

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Students to Provide

For making silly postcards

  • 5" x 7" postcard base: peltex, stabilizer, muslin, paper
  • Small pile of fabric or colored paper scraps
  • Glue stick
  • Very sharp, pointy, scissors
  • Optional tweezers for handling small pieces of fabric

For Learning how to create a pattern by tracing

  • Pencil
  • Black Sharpie (fresh is best)
  • Tracing paper
  • Photo (practice photo provided in PDF handout)
  • Light table or LED Light Box Tracer

For creating a fat-quarter sized fusible appliqué portrait

  • Pattern (11 x 17 practice pattern provided in PDF handout)
  • Baking Parchment 
  • More parchment or Silicone press sheet
  • Black sharpie
  • Opaque silver sharpie, or light table and white pencil
  • 1/2 yard Fusible Web (Wonder-Under, Misty-Fuse, Steam-a-Seam not Heat 'n Bond)
  • Scraps of solid white and black fabric
  • Iron and pressing surface
  • Sharp pointy scissors
  • Fat-Quarter of fabric for "skin" (be wild and creative! Lyric can help you choose in class)
  • Scraps that are a little darker than your skin fabric
  • Various other scraps that might work for hair and shadows and eyes
  • Fabric for background (can be chosen after face is finished)