Create a Realistic Fabric Portrait

even if you don't know how to draw!

Facial Expressions Course

Fascinated by faces?

Love the idea of creating a memento of (or for) a special person in your life?

Imagine how wonderful it would feel to be able to create a  fabric portrait. One you would be proud to display on your wall or give to a special someone to honour a memory.

Gain the skills to be able to choose a favourite photo and recreate it in a realistic portrait.

Discover how to capture the character of a loved one in fabric.

Find out the secrets of how to go from photo to finished portrait.

Get this proven method so you can create your personal family heirloom!

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Find out the secrets on how to:

  • Choose an appropriate photo so that you don't have to struggle when creating a fabric portrait.
  • Develop a pattern from your photo so that you have a plan for creating your portrait. 
  •  Learn this skill for your portrait and then use it with other photos.
  • Use values effectively in a portrait so that the value placement creates form and realism. A clear understanding of value is essential to creating a dynamic fabric portrait.
  • Select appropriate fabrics so that fabric selection is stress free.
  • Place the chosen fabrics so that you create depth and realism. 
  • Add detail with thread to bring your portrait to life.
  • Quilt your portrait  in such a way that you add further dimension and your personal touch.
All from the comfort of your own home

with the added bonus of a friendly support group.

 

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What you get in the workshop.

As soon as the course starts you have access to the following:

  • Comprehensive manual with detailed photos, so that you can see the steps described. Downloadable for those who prefer to print a paper copy.
  • Video lessons for those who prefer to see the action. Great to use with the notes for a great learning experience.  Available to be viewed on any device! Watch them at any time.
  • Instant access to the members-only community so that you can ask questions, get support and share with people who are on the same journey as you.

  • Personal 1:1 instruction from Valerie so that you’re held accountable and achieve the portrait you’ve always wanted faster.

  • Resource photos so you can see the details of stitching and fabric placement in a variety of fabric portraits.
  • The ability to work at your own pace.
  • Membership in an exclusive, members-only Facebook group for 2 months, where you can get your questions answered, interact with other students. and get instructor feedback. 
  • Lifetime access to all course materials so you can review the materials at any time. 
  • A realistic fabric portrait of your own design that you will be proud to display or give as a special gift. 

Bonuses

These bonuses included with the workshop!

Bonus - The Eyes Have It Mini-course

This course is included and offers a detailed look at creating realistic human eyes in fabric.

Value  $39

Bonus - PDF Download

This PDF will help you to check the shading that you have chosen for your portrait and refine it.

 

Value $10

Bonus - PDF Download

Detailed information on how to choose a good photo for your portrait.

 

Value $10

Also included in the Workshop

Checklists

Checklists of what to do and not do, so you can avoid those mistakes. 

Value $50

Live Q & A Sessions

Four live 1 hour Q&A sessions so that you             can talk directly to the instructor and                          get personalized feedback.             Value $280

 

 

Pricing Options

The workshop starts October 19, 2020

Single Payment

$225

One-time payment

Comprehensive Manual
Videos
Private Facebook Group (8 weeks)
Daily Instructor support and encouragement
Four Live Q & A sessions
Lifetime Access
 All bonuses

Compare to a 2 day in-person workshop at $150.

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2 Payment option

$125 x 2

One Payment Each month (2 total)

Comprehensive Manual
Videos
Private Facebook Group
Daily Instructor support and encouragement
Four Live Q & A sessions
Lifetime Access
All bonuses

Two easy payments

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Do you have questions?

Yes. Assuming that you have basic quilting/sewing skills you will be able to do a fabric portrait.

There are a number of things that I will ask you to do within this workshop and it may be uncomfortable at times.

But if you are willing to put in a couple of hours each week and ask for help when you need it, you too can create a realistic fabric portrait.

  • I will be available to you in the private Facebook group  for the length of the workshop. Plus, I will be doing 4 Live video calls within the group where you can ask questions and see what others are doing.

     

This workshop will help you to create your fabric portrait sooner.

If you work on your portrait on a regular basis about 3 - 4 hours per week you will have completed your portrait within the eight weeks of the workshop or sooner.

So 10 - 15 minutes here and there will get you a completed portrait!

The amount of time you put in each week is up to you as you can work at your own pace.

 

You will have lifetime access to the materials. Lifetime meaning the lifetime of the workshop.

If the workshop should be discontinued at any time, you would receive 30 days notice so that you could download all the materials from the course. 

 

No. There isn't any drawing involved in this workshop.

If you find the workshop unsatisfactory you can cancel within 7 days of payment. I will refund the workshop fee minus administration fees.

After 7 days the workshop fees are not refundable.

Is there something that I didn't answer here?

Send me an email and I will be happy to talk to you.

Testimonials

"My primary reason for taking this workshop was to improve upon my technique. 

I felt that Val's techniques gave such a smooth result and the stitching did not overpower the overall effect.

Valerie was always readily available in the Facebook group with answers to my questions. 

I particularly liked how Val's answers demonstrated her familiarity and experience with the process she had developed. She was able to provide pictures and videos for techniques.

I also appreciated how I could work through the steps and then have Val confirm how I was doing along the way. By example, she helped me determine how detailed to make my posterized version.

I have more confidence in using the techniques and applying them to different types of fibre art.

That personal touch was the big difference between trying to simply follow in a book and actually being part of a course.

 Lynda Matchullis

Lynda allowed me to use a picture of her work in progress here!

I primarily took this course to refresh and pick up some hints/tips on doing portraits.  I had only taken the intro course. 

Valerie is very knowledgeable and is very willing to share, is very encouraging and in a very nice way, helps participants to  work on areas that have issues.

She offers up alternatives or other solutions when necessary.  Valerie is very open to suggestions and readily adapts her teaching materials when suggestions are made.

The only hesitation I had was the timing. Once I realized I could work on my own time, it was a go for me.

Three specific features I enjoyed about the workshop were:

  • the live sessions
  •  the ability to see other’s work
  • and to hear how they overcame some of the issues they were having.

I would recommend this course because:

  • you get to work at your own speed
  • you have access to a great instructor
  • you end up with a finished project that you can be proud of. It doesn’t end up being a UFO that sits unfinished for whatever reason.

Lee Foster

"I wanted to learn how to do faces in fabric. I was looking all over the internet and could not find the specific way I would like to do it.

I like the way the people interact in the group and the help that everybody gets from Valerie. 

The live sessions helped me to see that other people also struggle with the same issues.  

The videos in the Facial Expressions workshop are a great help to explain the methodology and the PDF files helped when I just wanted to look up some small thing. So, you read the file and watch the videos, then start!

I would recommend this workshop to anybody who is passionate about fabric and art. It put me on another level. 

It helped me to realize that I can be an artist. I always wanted to be one! 

I feel so good and confident and full of new plans. I only want to do portraits!

Margaret Burger

About Valerie - Your Instructor and Coach

As your coach, I will take you by the hand and together we will tackle any challenges.

Daily you can check in with any questions and every two weeks we will have a virtual cup of coffee (or tea), and perhaps some chocolate.  You tell me what's happening and we will address any issues and make a plan for you to follow.

With me on your team creating your personalized fabric portrait becomes less daunting, less stressful, and more joyful.

I have been creating portraits in fabric since 2012 and helping people like you create their own personalized fabric portraits!

My biggest accomplishment was conquering my fear!

Sylvia Nodes

Pricing Options

The workshop starts Monday, October 19, 2020

Single Payment

$225

Comprehensive Manual
Videos
Private Facebook Group (8 weeks)
Daily Instructor support and encouragement
Four Live Q & A sessions
Lifetime Access
 All bonuses

 Compare to a 2 day in-person workshop at $150.  

Get it Now!

2 Payment Option

$125 x 2

ONE PAYMENT UPFRONT AND THE SECOND ONE IN A MONTH (2 total)

Comprehensive Manual
Videos
Private Facebook Group
Daily Instructor support and encouragement
Four Live Q & A sessions
Lifetime Access
All bonuses

Two easy payments

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