September 28, 29, 30, 2018
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.
The workshop fee is $475 and included the workshop book and lunches.
There are a few accommodation choice in the area. Reserve the rooms quickly if you can. I will be renting a car, so do not worry if you need a ride to the workshop, I will be able to pick you up.
Main Street Motel - Parkhill -519-518-6886
A Touch of Country - Ailsa Craig - 519-293-3867
Clock Tower Inn - Strathroy - 888-776-8515
Workshop time table snapshot.
Day #1. Workshop begins at 9:00 am. Morning. We will cover the different body proportion, positions, compositions, effective main focus, and backgrounds in design. Afternoon. We will cover color planning, painting a small example, and enlarge the patterns for transfer. Workshop ends 5pm
Day #1. Discussion “The Importance of Keeping Records for Artists”, led by Rachelle LeBlanc. 7pm to 8pm (this is an option only)
Day #2. Workshop begins 9:00 am. Morning. We will cover how to transform your wool, strip manipulation, and hooking techniques to create movement in your work, my dye methods. Demonstrations on how I hook and work with skin tones, clothing, and backgrounds. Afternoon. Students will continue to trace their pattern and begin hooking. Workshop ends 5pm
Day #2. Discussion on "Gallery Submission Process" led by Rachelle LeBlanc 7pm to 8pm (this is an option only)
Day #3. Workshop begins 9:00 am. Morning. Demonstration of my finishing method called “Gallery Finish”. Students continue working on their project until 5pm.
Workshop details for “Finding the Design Process” workshop
TEACHER will bring (supply list)
*The workshop book “Artistry of Rug Hooking People” is not sold outside of the workshop and is exclusively offered to students that take my workshop
STUDENT should bring (Supply list)
Using plain and textured wool, I will demonstrate how to dye our fabrics like we are mixing paint on a painter’s palette.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at
780-651-8819 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
No need to take notes. It is all covered in the workshop book.