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 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.

 

Registration opens on September 1, 2021

The course starts on Monday, September 13, 2021.

Scroll down to sign up for the waiting list and get an early notification!

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. 
  • One year of 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

Registration opens September 1.

The workshop starts on Monday, September 13.

Single Payment

$250

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.

Get it Now!

2 Payment option

$135 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

I want it!

3 Payment Option

$86.67 x 3

Per Month (3 payments)

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

Three affordable payments

This is for me!

Do you have questions?

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

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

But if you're 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.

     

The content is pre-recorded videos and comprehensive notes so you can access it at any time.  Plus, I'm in the Facebook group every day providing feedback and encouragement.

There are Live sessions in the course but these are scheduled based on the availability of the students. And the sessions are recorded in case you need to miss one.

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 starting the workshop. 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.

Fast Action Bonus

If you sign up before midnight Wednesday, September 8, 2021,
I will give you an additional bonus of
the "Smiles and Pearly Whites - Focus on the Mouth" mini-course (value $39)
as part of the package!

Testimonials

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

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.

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

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

Lee Foster

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.

 

Margaret Burger

 

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!

 

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 2006 and helping people like you create their own personalized fabric portraits!

My biggest accomplishment was conquering my fear!

Sylvia Nodes

Pricing Options

Registration opens on September 1.

The workshop starts on Monday, September 13, 2021.

Single Payment

$250

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.

Get it Now!

2 Payment option

$135 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

I want it!

3 Payment Option

$86.67 x 3

Per Month (3 payments)

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

Three affordable payments

This is for me!
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