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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 http://lyrickinard.com

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About this Course

March 1 - May 1, 2019

Black Friday Sale
Nov 23-26, 2018
$79 $48

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. Lyric's easily followed  instructions  lead you to create  your own unique and original abstract compositions.

6 lesson modules, 5 exercises, 7 weeks of Lyric's time

"❤️ Thanks for all of your feedback AND encouragement - such a great ‘kick in the ass’ class!" - Pam Lowe


This course includes space for you to share your pictures and get feedback from your classmates. The more you contribute, the livelier class will be.  Lyric will pop in twice a week to give feedback on each picture posted. This platform provides a safe space for a lively and sharing creative community to explore without judgement and competition.

Each week you'll receive an email with a link to a new lesson. The lessons are available 24/7 and you'll receive a downloadable step-by-step pdf to work from. There are short videos to show how Lyric works each exercise and to explain the gist of things.

Just like in a live classroom, you'll be able to see your fellow students work and discuss how things are going. You'll get encouragement and instruction from Lyric on all the work you post.

Supplies consist of things you already have at hand so you won't be time or money shopping for things you might not use again. The most important supply is an adventurous willingness to explore, grow, and play as you learn to see and create within the framework of abstract design. Doodles will be scribbled, eyes and minds will be opened, and fun will be had. Won't you join us?

Registration opens Dec 1, 2018
The classroom will open for introductions on March 1, 2019
Lesson 1 will open on March 12th
Lyric's last comment on student assignments will be May 1st but the classroom will not close. 
You will have continual access to these lessons.

The classroom opens as soon as you register.
You can introduce yourself and familiarize yourself with the online classroom.
Lessons will consist of short video introductions and PDFs.

  • Introductions: Mar 1
  • What is Abstract design: Mar 12
  • Exercise 1 - Looking through a Window (Gathering Lines): Mar 13
  • Exercise 2 - The Borrowers (Shape in Composition): Mar 20
  • Exercise 3 - Doodle-cicious (Pattern and Value): Mar 27
  • Break Week
  • Exercise 4 - Warping Reality (Shape and Meaning): Apr 10
  • Exercise 5 - Ideas into Art (Working with Studies): Apr 17
  • Wrap Up - Student Gallery: Apr 24
  • Lyric's last comments on student work: May 1
  • Remember - Classroom never closes, you will have permanent access to lessons

FAQs:
Q: Do I need to know how to draw?
A: NO! We will be using pen and paper to begin most of the exercises but Lyric will show you exactly what to do. It's easy. Promise!

Q: Do you require special supplies?
A: If you own a sketchbook, use it. If not, plain paper is great! Us whatever your favorite medium is to create your studies. Acrylic on board? Great! Cloth and thread? Wonderful! Collage paper and glue? Fabulous!

Q: How much time will the class take?
A: I would love it if you spent one hour each week on the exercises. You can delve much more deeply and really get into them if you'd like, repeating and refining your skill and strengthening your eye as an artist.

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 there the rest of the class and you can post your work at any time while it is open. There is a gap wee after the third exercise and  classroom is open two weeks past the last exercise (a total of 8 weeks) so there is plenty of wiggle room.

Q: How much interaction is there from the teacher?
A: Lyric will comment on each posted assignment until October 18th. 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.

Q: Is the content downloadable?
A: Only the written content, available as PDF lessons. You can download them as soon as they are released or wait until the end of the course when they are available in one contiguous file (great for e-readers). The videos are not downloadable but you can continue to access them online as long as you'd like.

Q: What do I need to know about using a computer?
A: You'll need to 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. There is a video when you start class, that explains how to use the online classroom. Support@Ruzuku.com is very helpful and you can email them with any technical questions.

Work by student, JoAnn Camp


Work by student Pam Lowe