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Lyric is an award winning Artist, Author, and Educator who is convinced that everyone has a creative spark that can be fanned into a burning flame with the right tools and encouragement. You can see Lyric's work at

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About this course

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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


Q: Will you include links to suppliers?
A: Absolutely yes! If you are an international (outside of the US) student and have links to share, please do!

Q: What are the lessons like?
A: Each lesson includes several short video links as well as written supply lists.

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: I'm out of town during a week of the class, what will I miss?
A: Nothing. You can catch up when you get back. All lessons will be open to you permanently 

Q: How much interaction is there from the teacher?
A: Lyric will answer questions through August of 2017. After that this will be a stand-alone video course with FAQ sections included in each section.

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 for the Ruzuku site. That's about it!