Instructor: Simone Vojvodin, Advanced Oxford Certified Instructor October 2023 HYBRID CLASS with both live virtual and in-person classroom learning! Location of in-person part: Simone's studio, (8 minutes North of Dutton, Ontario). Hours: Evening class hours: Levels: Intermediate/Advanced Tuition: $1400 U.S.D. ($1800.00 CND plus tax)
Includes class manual, pre-class sampler pattern, and all the materials needed for the in-class sampler (pattern on monks cloth, yarn, and fabric strips). Also included is a dinner, and daily morning snacks.
This certification program is designed for anyone who is interested in becoming a punch needle rug hooking instructor. There are very few punch needle teachers in North America or abroad, and this is an excellent opportunity to get a good start in an exciting field. Simone Vojvodin, Advanced Oxford Instructor, experienced instructor (certified and teaching since 2011), author, and award winning artist, will cover all the topics necessary to give you the skills and confidence needed to be a successful rug hooking teacher.
This particular class is designed to give students the best of both worlds with online live zoom learning, as well as time in a physical classroom for that in person experience that is hard to beat!
You will end the course with a personal teaching plan to help you get started; learn where to teach, where to get supplies, how to write course descriptions, lesson plans, supply lists, contracts, and much more. Learn potential problems, pitfalls, and “tricks of the trade,” both for doing the craft itself, and passing it on. Students will have the chance to practice new teaching skills and most importantly, will learn how to be the very best rug hookers that they can be so their students can learn by example.
Many different techniques will be taught including how to use all the Oxford Punch Needle sizes, shading, yarn blending, three-dimensional rug hooking, sculpting, and how to use novelty yarns and strips of fabric. Students will begin a sampler in class that will illustrate these techniques and serve as an excellent teaching aid for when they start to teach their own classes.
Participants will also be required to design a 2' x 3' rug ahead of time to be color planned in class. Both the sampler and the 2' x 3' rug will later be finished as homework. Those who successfully complete this course will be made Certified Oxford Instructors and will be provided with ongoing support through the Oxford Company as well as Simone and the benefits that come from being accredited by a respected pioneer in the field. Please note that this is a demanding and intensive program where much is given but much is also required. Come ready to work very hard and learn a lot! Punching experience is a must but no former teaching experience is required.
Homework Deadline: Homework is due November, 2024 Prerequisite: Students need to have completed one beginning and one intermediate class with Amy or with another approved Oxford Certified Instructor. If this is not possible, participants are required to complete at least two small punched pieces such as chair seats or wall hangings. Photographs of your best piece must be sent to Amy as part of your application. Upon acceptance into the program, students will be required to complete a specially designed 6” x 8” pre-class sampler provided by the school to prepare them for the rug punching portion of the workshop. All students must read Amy's bookPunch Needle Rug Hooking - Your Complete Resource to Learn & Love the Craftfrom cover to cover. Students are also required to read the seventy-six pageTeacher Training Manualthat we will be using as our workbook in class. How To Apply Applications will be taken online. Please see the application below. Materials Fee: You will need to provide the monk's cloth and fibers for your 2' x 3' certification rug. The cost will vary depending on what you use from your own stash and what you choose to purchase at the school. All the materials for your in-class sampler are included in the tuition. A supply list will be provided upon acceptance to the program.
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