Online Video and Written Instruction
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!"
You have access to all of the lessons immediately upon registration. This class can be completed in one week and will be open for one year (likely much longer.) 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."
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
All of these video based lessons will be yours to access permanently in this open-access course.
Q: How does this work once I purchase this class?
A: Once you finish payment, you will receive a PDF with a link for enrollment in the online course. You will need to create a username and password to access the course materials.
Q: How long will the course be open?
A: For as long as Lyric is teaching, which we hope is many more years.
Q: What are the lessons like?
A: Each lesson includes short videos as well as written instructions.
Q: I'm half-way across the world in a different time zone. Will I miss half of what is going on?
A: Not at all. The beauty of online classes is that you can come to them at your convenience. There is no "live" element to this class that you will miss.
Q: How much interaction is there from the teacher?
A: If you can't find the answer to your question in the comment section post your query. Lyric will answer within a few days.
Q: Can I interact with other students?
A: Of course. Each lesson has a comment section where students can ask questions and talk to each other. The more you comment, the better!
Q: Is the content downloadable?
A: No, but you can access them anywhere you have wifi or a data connection.
Q: What do I need to know about using a computer?
A: You'll need to be able to save the URL and password. If you want to post photos you'll need to take a picture of your work and upload it to the course comment section. That's about it!