WORKSHOP & EVENTS

New Landscape Workshop 


This workshop is a comprehensive introduction to textile artist Rachelle LeBlanc’s direct working process when working with landscapes and backgrounds. Come learn the advanced art of creating a contemporary piece that makes a statement with integrity. 


Rachelle’s approach to textile hooking is unique as it pushes the traditional boundaries of this heritage craft by creating innovative techniques and explore subject matter that focuses on the importance of line, form, balance, color and texture.  The technique covered in this class can be used to design and create any type of hooked rug, thought Rachelle will approach the topic mainly through landscapes and backgrounds. 


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Hooked Sculpture Exhibition Gallery Talk at Sauder Village

 

Join me for a gallery talk on sculpture and hooked rugs exhibition during Rug Hooking Week at Sauder Village.

Spaces will fill fast.  For more information go to https://saudervillage.org/

 

Record Keeping your Art Workshop


1 Day workshop


Saturday August 17th, 2019
9am to 3pm  


Documenting your work is one of the  most important part of promoting yourself as an artist and  entrepreneur.   Recording details on your artistic process is also very  important.  Information like inspirations, exhibitions, materials, and  methods, size of finished work, sale prices, and collections can be hard  to remember if you do not write it down somewhere.  Having all this  information on hand when dealing with galleries can be show that you  take your work seriously, that you are professional and that you  understand the art market.  It can also be a vital resource when you are  writing articles or being interviewed for one.
This workshop will show you easy ways to not only document your  artwork by demonstration how to take proper images, it will teach you  quick methods of recording important information that you will need  going forward into your art process.
Bring a pen and paper for note taking or buy my book created for  recording your rug hooking art.  The book will be available during  class.  

 

 

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FINDING THE DESIGN PROCESS

August 13 - 16, 2019


SAUDER VILLAGE, HERE I COME!


Having  developed her own techniques for designing patterns and carrying out  processes, Rachelle is renowned for her individual artistic style and  her ability to capture meaning and mood in her pieces.


Students will  learn to translate their photograph to a 2 dimensional design, color  plan, and begin to develop their own style as an artist.
Rachelle  will walk you through her process from beginning to end so that students  leave with the ability to design and create patterns of their own.  Rachelle creates an atmosphere full of reflective learning and quiet  encouragement so that students can find their inner voice and translate  it into their own art.

Spaces will fill fast.  For more information go to https://saudervillage.org/ or CLICK HERE


Workshop details for “Finding the Design Process” workshop


TEACHER will bring (supply list)  

  • Water color paints 
  • Water color paper 

STUDENT should bring (Supply list) 

  • Participants should come with specific imagery related to the theme (family photos, landscape ideas for backgrounds, etc.) that will be used to design their rug. Photos should not be enlarged; they should be the regular size of a photograph. (for example 4”x 6”)  
  • Wool - This workshop will not only focus on design, we will also explore how we use and see color in our rugs. The color palette will be created using the color plan so please bring colors that you would like to see in your rug.

Using plain and textured wool, I will demonstrate how to dye our fabrics like we  are mixing paint on a painter’s palette. 

  • Small portable tracing light table (optional, windows can also be used)
  • Sharp Pencil and eraser
  • Small set of watercolor paintbrushes 
  • Red dot tracing paper (or preferred transfer material)
  • Water proof marker (for transferring onto backing)
  • Linen or burlap backing 
  • Wool needed for project.
  • Scotch tape
  • Rug hook, frame and scissors

  

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at 

780-651-8819 or by email at: rachelle@rachelleleblanc.com 





REVISED EDITION OF THE WORKSHOP BOOK

I am working very hard re-writing  my workshop book ready for Sauder Village Rug Hooking Week 2019.  More news to come.  


Reserve your copy coming in January.

Want me to teach your group

Yes I travel twice a year to teach rug hooking related workshops.  I find out more, send your request by calling 780-651-8819  or email me at rachelle@rachelleleblanc.com

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