Instructor: Simone Vojvodin, Advanced Oxford Certified Instructor 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). Dates: Zoom portion will be March 6th 12-4, March 8th 12-4, March 13th 12-4, April 4th 12-4, April 5th 9-12, April 9th 12-4. All times are EST. In person portion will be March 21st, March 22nd and March 23rd from 9:30 am to approximately 7:30 pm. and March 24th from 8:30 until 6:00 pm. Levels: Intermediate/Advanced Tuition: $1400 U.S.D. (approximately $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 an original 2' x 3' rug ahead of time to be color planned in class (materials for this rug are supplied by the student themselves). Both the sampler and the 2' x 3' rug will be finished as homework. All physical homework will be submitted by each participant to Simone Vojvodin for evaluation. Those who successfully complete this course and all homework assignments 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: All Homework is due AUGUST 9th, 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 Simone 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, and are encouraged to read Simone's book, "Mastering the Art of Punch Needle Rug Hooking" . Students are also required to read the seventy-six pageTeacher Training Manualthat we will be using as our workbook in class, and is provided by Simone. 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 from Red Maple Ruggery, or other locations. Materials for your pre-class sampler and in-class sampler are included in the tuition. A supply list will be provided upon acceptance to the program.
Refund Policy: After payment is received, course registrations which are cancelled in writing and with special circumstance, sixty (60) or more days before the posted start of the course (March 6th) may receive up to a 50% refund. After sixty (60) days or less before the posted start of the course (March 6th) all payments are final and no refund will be provided.
Red Maple Ruggery Fibre Art Studio Located Near Dutton, Ontario, Canada
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