ONLINE COURSE: Expressions in Rug Hooking
Day: Thursday 6 classes
Start/End: Sept 24 – Nov 5 (No class Oct 8)
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Cost: M $160 NM $175 (plus $40 Rug Hooking Kit)
Instructor: Lisa Meecham
In this course, students will learn the endless expressive possibilities of traditional wool rug hooking – a utilitarian craft-turned-art form with a long history. Participants will create their own designs by employing the “Hit and Miss” technique of using up strips of recycled material readily on hand. The course will be comprised of weekly online support and discussion of pattern making, colour planning, sourcing materials and rug display. Students will learn how to incorporate elements and principles of design into their projects – finding inspiration in everything from colouring books, geometry, to nature.
About the Instructor: Lisa Meecham is an accomplished artist in many media including furniture and fibre arts. Re-purposing and upcycling are regularly deployed in her work to created beautiful functional pieces of art. An award-winning Traditional Rug Hooker, Lisa’s mats have been displayed at local MP and MPP’s offices, Ontario galleries, Nova Scotia guilds, and have toured the province of Newfoundland as part of a Canada 150 traveling exhibition. Lisa offers enthusiastic encouragement to those who “get hooked.”
Please note: If courses are purchased at member price, and membership is not active, you will be charged for the membership.
About Online Courses: Virtual fall courses will be delivered via ZOOM. Prior to the course session, you will receive an invitation for the session(s) via email. You’ll need a laptop, desktop or tablet, internet connection with good bandwidth and a headset (either wired or wireless) if possible. We recommend that you set up a free ZOOM account and be familiar with ZOOM prior to the class beginning. Here is a link to help you get started: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101697
Materials: A rug hooking kit with all basic materials (including 18” x 40” burlap backing) and tools will be available for purchase by each student at the gallery front desk one week before the course begins.