Getting Wild with Wool
Hooking Rugs with Style and Substance
an online introductory course about hooking rugs with Deanne Fitzpatrick
September 10 to October 15, 2012
Getting Wild with Wool: An online course about hooking rugs with Deanne Fitzpatrick
Hooking Rugs with Style and Substance
Deadline for Registration will be September 4
This course is an introductory course to the style in which I hook and will focus on the techniques and ideas that I use to create rugs. There will be emphasis on explaining the style in which I hook through video lessons created especially for this course.
What we will cover:
Week one:Getting into the groove of the hook and understanding technique.
Week two:Understanding materials, movement
Week three:Colour and Texture
Week four:Creativity and Rug Hooking
Week Five: Webinar/Chat(we have to see which technology will work best) with questions and answers and show of our work
What is the plan for the course:
Each week I will post the articles and videos about the topic. It will be self directed, you can go online at anytime and look at the course materials, read, watch and learn. The assignments and tips and ideas will be there for you to carry out through the week.
We will email you with a password so you can alone can access the course materials.
In our online learning community you can post pictures and stories about your progress which I will read and comment directly on.
You will be given a password for the weekly lesson and the online learning community.
You will need:
You will receive:
- a computer that allows you to watch video and basic computer skills, a camera so you can share your images if you wish,
- an email address,
- rug hook, frame, pattern and backing, and a selection of wool in a variety of textures. You can purchase a course materials package on line as an add on to the course and any pattern if you wish, but remember shipping can take up to two weeks to the states. You can also create your own pattern and use your own wools. That is up to you. A landscape pattern is most suitable for this course.
- a few hours each week to spend on your hooking and assignments
- detailed posts each week about the topic at hand with
video each week explaining the section with close ups
- photo tutorials about the ideas discussed in the post
an assignment for you to complete that will help integrate your learning on the weeks topic
- a section of tips and ideas for the weeks topic
inspiration and ideas about rug hooking, creativity, and art
instruction on technique
- a place to ask questions and get direct feedback from Deanne, and my honest effort to teach the group as well as I possibly can. I want it to be a lovely experience for everyone involved, as well as a learning experience for me.
- at the end of the weekly post you can post comments, questions, and input and I will respond
How do I communicate with others in the course?
There will be an online community/group where you can post pictures of your work in progress and other information on the topic.
You can also interact through the comments on the blog post or by emailing each other directly if you both agree to share your email address with someone else.
I will not be working with people privately and independently in this course but as part of the community. I will be viewing all the images, comments and notes that are posted and offering comprehensive, honest feedback as much as possible.
If you want private lessons online, that can be arranged separately from the course, through skype.
Start date: Sept 10
End date: Oct 15, 2012
How do I pay: You can pay by ordering online with visa or master card anytime.
Do I have to show my work and complete the assignments?
That is completely up to you. You can just follow along quietly if you prefer, or you can participate a lot in the community and the assignments. I work on an adult learning model , understanding that the easier we make it for people to learn at different times, in their own ways, the more they can learn.
Do I have to be available at a certain time?
No, because we are working in so many different time zones the course will be available to you when your schedule permits.I would encourage you to check in several times a week to keep yourself updated.
If you have more questions you can email me at email@example.com