About This Course
UPGRADE YOUR ART by learning professional presentation options for textiles. Award winning artist, Lyric Kinard shows you a wide variety of mounting and framing options through crisp and clear video as well as written instructions. Learn which factors to consider when choosing how to present your work in the best possible light that the general public will immediately understand as "ART!"
All of these video based lessons are yours to access permanently in this open-access course. As soon as you sign up you can view every lesson and choose which technique is the perfect way to present your work. Supply lists are included for each technique. You can watch them all before investing in the perfect presentation to make your work gallery ready. The class never closes so you can return to the tutorials again and again.
From a happy student:
"I just purchased Picture It Framed and must tell you it answers my prayers in terms of professional presentation of small works with a great variety of options all in one place. You have saved me so much time in searching for how to make my art stand out and have made the "how to" accessible and non-intimidating. I'll share a photo or two when I've used your methods so you can enjoy how you helped a mixed media artist who uses fabric/quilting as components of her work - make it gallery-worthy." Laurie Crino
Lesson 1: Basic Framing
- When to use a mat - edges showing or covered
- Mounted with gel medium, matted
- Mounted but not matted - edges exposed
- To glaze or not to glaze
- Sewn to a mat board and framed - edges exposed
- Flush mounted then framed - edges covered with no mat
Lesson 2: Gallery Wrapped
- Wrap that thing!
- Wrapped and fused
- Sewn and stapled
- Glued and wrapped
- Glued with painted edges
- Sewn with painted edges
- Wrapped and stapled
- Wrapped, stapled, staples covered
- Gallery wrapped with a canvas floater frame
Lesson 3: Mounting Variations
- Hidden mount on gallery wrapped canvas
- Hidden mount on wrapped stretcher bars
- Cradled wood board with velcro wafers
- Sleeve for a standing tabletop frame
- Plexiglass mount, sewn
- Plexiglass mount, velcro wafers
Lesson 4: The Frame as Art
- Painted gallery wrapped canvas
- Design considerations
- Integrating the frame into your artwork
- Extending your design onto the canvas
- Molding paste for texture
- Screened canvas with molding paste
Frequently Asked Questions
How much interaction is there from the teacher?
Lyric will comment on each posted assignment. The more you post, the more you get out of the class. Make sure to read comments on other students work as well. There is as much to learn from each other as from the course work.
What are the lessons like?
Lessons include short videos, written instructions and supply lists.
How long do I have access to the course?
Once you've enrolled and paid, you'll have access to the course material for one year. So devour it all in one weekend or take things slow. It's your choice!
What do I need to know about using a computer?
If you wish, you can photograph or scan your assignments and save them as a jpeg. You can upload your pictures from your computer or devise to the online lesson.
Is this class refundable?
Since all of the content is immediately available on payment, this class is not refundable. I do want you to be happy though so send me an email and let's talk. firstname.lastname@example.org