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lyric kinard

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 http://lyrickinard.com

Questions? Comments? Email me!

About this Course

You are stuck, stuck, stuck.

You need a fresh pair of eyes because
you can't figure out what is wrong with your artwork.

You need an objective analysis of your strengths and weaknesses.

In other words....  HOW DO I FIX THIS!?

LYRIC CAN HELP YOU!

Schedule an individual analysis session to get a fresh look at your artwork with an artist experienced in objective, emotionally safe, and seriously helpful critique.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN:  Lyric will prepare ahead of time using the resources you provide and then will schedule a virtual face-to-face video call. An objective analysis o your submitted artwork will run through the elements and principles of art and how each one is working in your composition. You will need to have a functional knowledge of the vocabulary of the visual language (see prerequisites) so that you and Lyric can effectively communicate. Lyric will ask you lots and lots and lots of questions so that you can find your own solutions to your design problems. She wants you to be able to see for yourself what it is that you need to move forward with.

WHAT WON'T HAPPEN: There will be no "this is good, that is bad" language or directives or judgement. Lyric won't flat-out tell you what to do. If she did, then it would be her art. She wants your work to remain YOUR art. She won't fix everything for you.  She will definitely help YOU figure out how YOU can fix it YOURSELF!

How It Works

  • Each Analysis Session includes one face-to-virtual-face 40 minute private meeting  via zoom Video Conferencing.
  • You will fill out paperwork/questionaires and send photos ahead of time so that Lyric can be well prepared.
  • As soon as paperwork is received, Lyric will send you a list of available times and dates.
  • We will work together to schedule each call in a timely manner with a back-up date scheduled.... in case "life" happens.
  • If it helps, we can schedule a five minute "hello - let's make sure this works" call to make sure your technology works.
  • You will need to download the Zoom app to your phone, tablet, or desktop.
  • During the call you and Lyric will talk through a throrough analysis of an artwork you have completed or are working on.

Within two days of the call, Lyric will provide you with a recording of your call and written feedback with suggestions for future improvement.
If you wish to share your recording with other students, the video and written suggestions will be uploaded to a section of the course with your name on it. Other students may comment and communicate with you through a comment section on that lesson. If you wish to remain private you will be sent a password for a private youtube link that only you can view and written materials will be emailed

Prerequisites

In order for us to make the best and most efficient use of our time together, it is important that you understand the visual language and the vocabulary involved. Lyric will describe and help you see your work in terms of the Elements of Art: Texture, Shape, Line, Color and Value. Design principles such as Unity, Balance, Motion, Rhythm, Focal Point, Scale and Proportion will be discussed. If we are both speaking the same language we can accomplish a LOT in a short amount of time!

Please complete one or more of the following:

  • Artist's Toolbox part 1: The Elements of Artonline course with Lyric Kinard
  • A thorough reading and understanding of Art + Quilt: design principles and creativity exercisesby Lyric Kinard
  • A thorough reading and understanding of Design Basicsby Lauer and Pentak
  • A thorough reading and understanding of The Quilters Book of Designby Ann Johnston
  • Solid practice with actively participating in group critique sessions, preferably following The Pocket Guide to Critiqueby Lyric Kinard.
  • Or - write me a note and let me know clearly, and succinctly, what it is you need and that you think I can help you with. If you don't already have an understanding of these elements you would learn the most by signing up for The Artist's Toolbox online course.

Cost

2 Analysis Sessions $195.00 
Default Pricing: use the link on this page.

  • preparatory paperwork must be filled out within two weeks of booking
  • both video calls will be scheduled and completed within one month of booking
  • one artwork will be analyzed in the first session
  • recording and Lyric's follow-up recommendations will be sent/uploaded within two days of each call
  • two artworks may be analyzed in the second session

3 Analysis Sessions $285.00
Use THIS LINK to register

  • preparatory paperwork must be filled out within two weeks of booking
  • all video call will be scheduled and completed within six weeks of booking
  • one artwork will be analyzed in the first session
  • recording and Lyric's follow-up recommendations will be sent/uploaded within two days of each call
  • two artworks may be analyzed in subsequent sessions

6 Analysis Sessions $550.00
Use THIS LINK to register

  • preparatory paperwork must be filled out within two weeks of booking
  • all video calls will be scheduled to be completed within 12 weeks of booking
  • one artwork will be analyzed in the first session
  • recording and Lyric's follow-up recommendations will be sent/uploaded within two days of each call
  • two artworks may be analyzed in subsequent sessions

1 Analysis Session $125.00 (for returning students only)
Use THIS LINK to register

  • preparatory paperwork must be filled out within two weeks of booking
  • video call will be scheduled within one month of booking
  • recording and Lyric's follow-up recommendations will be sent/uploaded within two days of call

 

F.A.Q.s

What paperwork do I need to fill out?
A worksheet with questions including: what techniques are used and your skill level with them. What is your previous experience with art. What mediums do you use. What are your obstacles to success. What are your strengths as an artist. How is this work developed? What are your goals with this artwork? How do you think Lyric can help you?

Can I share my work with other classmates?
This is an individual class but you can share your process and results with other classmates who have registered for sessions. You can learn a LOT from watching other critique sessions and seeing results. A lesson with your name on it will be added to the course. It will include your preparatory worksheets, photos of the work we are analyzing, a recording of our video conference, and Lyric's follow-up suggestions. There will be space for students to comment. (Lyric will moderate comments and provide guidelines for appropriate observations and  interactions.) You can also post further images of your artwork at any time you wish. The lessons in this course will be available permanently (or as long as Lyric is still teaching) for you and anyone who has registered to view.

Do I have to share my work with others?
Not at all. We can conduct all interactions via email and nobody has to see anything. You will still have access to the lessons other students have chosen to share. You also don't have to decide right away. Lyric can always post your work later if you choose.

Will this magically make me a better artist?
Nope. There is no magic to becoming a better artist. You simply have to DO THE WORK. This can be part of that work. 

What if my life explodes and I can't finish our scheduled calls?
Please contact Lyric and she will work out an extended schedule if needed. It is important however that you plan our time accordingly and commit to the scheduled calls. If it's a true family or health emergency you will have an opportunity to reschedule your calls at a later date. Lyric has a family too, she understands.

Any other questions?
Contact me at lyric@lyrickinard.com with Artist's Eye in the subject line.