Students of portraiture know that an understanding of anatomy is important for creating a structurally sound, believable likeness, but with so much information out there it can be overwhelming trying to figure out how to begin your study of this important topic. In this lesson, join artist and instructor Suzanne Brooker as she simplifies portrait anatomy into a straightforward process anyone can use to prepare to paint portraits from photographs! You’ll learn how to assess facial features, diagram key landmarks of the skull, and find reliable measurements to establish excellent proportions, setting you up for success in your portrait drawings and paintings.
Pressing your quilt blocks correctly is the key to a flawless finish. Learn pro quilter Kelly Ashton’s tricks for setting and pressing seams to prevent bulky seam allowances that will be difficult to stitch over. You’ll also learn the circular approach to pressing, as well as Kelly’s favorite approach: covered convergence.Watch Now >>
Quilting with panels is a great way to add large designs to a quilt or even use as a quilt by themselves by just adding a simple border. ZJ Humbach shows you some of the many different kinds of panel available and gives you tips for working with them.Watch Now >>
Crochet designer Marly Bird demonstrates how to create beautiful spiral motif that’s sure to catch the eye. Learn how to start at the center, easily keep track of your four colors, grow the spiral and finish it perfectly. To begin, Marly makes an adjustable ring (also known as a magic ring or magic loop) with…Watch Now >>