Lyric Montgomery Kinard

Lyric will help you build your skills, find your voice, and clarify your vision as you learn to see through the eyes of an artist.

The Taming of the Hues: A color play

Are you struggling to find the perfect cast of colors for your next quilt? Does all the talk of color schemes just confuse you? It honestly doesn't have to.

In this playful and entertaining course Lyric takes you on a tour through color theory, explaining each scheme with entertaining and easy to remember metaphors. She helps you understand how colors relate to each other and how they function alone, or together, because color is ALL about relationships!

Playful Portraiture: making faces from photo to fabric

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.

Abstract-A-Licious: exercises in abstract design

If you’ve looked with secret longing at the world of Abstract Art but have no idea where to begin, this is the class for you. Lessons consist of concrete design exercises that are clear and easily understood as well as ample encouragement from an award winning teacher. You don't need to have drawing or design skills as this course has been created to inspire and teach both the timid beginner and the confident creative.

The Artist's Toolbox part 1: the Elements of Art

Kick-start your creativity and learn about the basic Elements of Art through a SERIOUSLY INFORMATIVE, IN DEPTH and INTENSE (but still very playful) study of composition. Gain an understanding of how the elements of texture, shape, line, color, and value function in a composition.

Learn why some colors fizz while others explode, why some quilts or paintings calm and some excite. A few simple tools from the artists kit will help you take your work in any medium to the next level.

The Artist's Toolbox Part 2: the Principles of Art

This course is a seriously informative and IN DEPTH study of composition. Gaining an understanding of the elements and principles of art and design can be an exciting revelation for an artist. Being able to articulate and understand what you already know can help you to see your work, and the world, with new eyes. It can help you move your unique vision from your mind out into the world where you can share it.

Picture It Framed: professional presentations for fiber art

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!"

Bead It Like You Mean It part 1: the basics of beading on fabric

BE INSPIRED and get creative as fun-loving artist Lyric Kinard guides you through the basics of beaded embellishment on cloth.
Make straight or curved solid lines, split or join them, or simply add one bead at a time. Cage a beautiful cabochon, or get silly with stacks, the perfect finish for your favorite funky flowers.
Are you a quilter? Foil the quilt police and learn to bead from the top of a finished quilt with no knots or mess on the back!

Bead It Like You Mean It part 2: Beyond The Basics Of Beading On Fabric

EXPAND YOUR CREATIVITY as Lyric Kinard takes you beyond the basics of bead embroidery. Build on what you learned in Bead It Like You Mean It pt. 1 and learn new dimensional beading techniques that jump right off the surface. Wrap cords or walk a line of seeds over a bugle bead bridge. Try out a beautiful Gourd stitch to attach a cabochon or go right over the edge as you add beaded borders to your cloth. Loop your stacks or turn them into crazy twisted or banged fringes.

Photos + Foil = FUN!

Come spend some delightful time playing with foil and photo transfer as you create little winged friends, ready to turn into lovely postcards or mini art quilts. Learn two easy techniques for transferring photocopies onto cloth and please your inner magpie with easy to apply, shiny, permanent, metallic foil. Learning a little about Thermofax screen printing is an added bonus that I’m sure you will fall in love with.

Appli-Punto to Go: fusible Applique + Trapunto

Painlessly create beautiful designs with intricate detail, perfect for quilts, wearables, borders or accents. Long flowing, curly borders or pictures with the sharpest points and thinnest lines imaginable are possible with this easy reverse appliqué method using fusible web. Give your design that extra punch with the added dimension of trapunto.... without all the slitting and stuffing! It’s also super easy to create two images at the same time, one positive and one negative.

Bead it Like You Mean It bundle

BE INSPIRED and get creative as you become a bead embroidery fiend. This course bundle gives you both the basics and some advanced beading techniques at a a 15% discount over signing up for the classes individually.

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Elements & Principles of ART bundle

The Elements of Art are the building blocks for every piece you create. The Principles are the innumerable structures created as you compose your art. This Bundle of two intensive online courses is like your first year of basic design in college.

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More About Lyric Montgomery Kinard

Lyric Montgomery Kinard is an award winning artist with a passion for sparking the creativity that she knows each of her students posses. With playful support and gentle encouragement she will take you through your first steps on a new path, seeing the world through the eyes of an artist.

Lyric was recognized for her talents as the 2011 International Association of Professional Quilters Teacher of the Year and is the author of the book Art + Quilt: design principles and creativity exercises. She has written extensively for Quilting Arts Magazine, appeared on Quilting Arts TV, and The Quilt Show. In her past life she was a musician, earned a BA in English Literature from the University of Utah and has also formally studied architecture. She currently lives in Cary, North Carolina with her husband and some of their five children.