Join me for our next session of Wild with Wool. It is so exciting to be running the course on our new site, especially designed for the online courses.
It also makes a great Christmas present to yourself or someone else.
Next Session : February 18 to March 20, 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 February 11, 2013
You can sign up here by clicking on the add to cart button and going through online checkout.
We are offering this course again as so many missed the deadline and requested it. It will not be offered again for quite sometime so if you are interested please register this session.
With our first session well under way and going really well, I decided to offer this course again this spring as so many people have expressed an interest.
This course 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 for this course.
As this is the first time I have ever offered an online course you will be on a bit of a learning curve with me. I promise to make it as easy and useful as I can. Please know that I am learning to as we work together.
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 with Questions and Answers and show of our work.. we will see what technology will work best for this.
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.
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:
- 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 to receive information
- 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 if you wish, but remember shipping can take up to two weeks to the states.
a few hours each week to spend on your hooking and assignments
You will receive:
- 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
- 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 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 posting 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: February, 2013
End date: March , 2013
How do I pay?
You can pay by ordering online with visa or master card anytime. Payment will be processed upon registration.
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. We will leave the material up for four weeks after the course is over for you to review.
You can sign up here by clicking on the add to cart button and going through online checkout
If you have more questions you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note I have added an optional textured wool package for the course to the online shop if you want it because people asked for it.
You can work with your own materials or purchase any kit or pattern to work along with on this course. I am designing it for independent study so you choose the project you want to work on. If you want the textured package or supplies from the course please order it early so you will have it in time, thanks so much.
What people say about my online workshop:
What People Say About My Online Course:
“Based on my experience with Deanne’s first online course in February, I can recommend her as a teacher. She communicates openly both in her written and spoken words. Her explanations of “the what to do – why to do – and how to do” via her videos, her writings, her photos of the work, are clear, very helpful and motivating. In addition, those online members who respond and ask questions have also added to my learning experience. This is a worthwhile 5 week opportunity in which you are encouraged and guided to go at your own pace.”
“Thanks so much Deanne. I have thoroughly enjoyed your writings , videos etc. In a previous time I taught painting and it was incredible when a person realized they could produce art when they always said, “I have no artistic talent.” I have thoroughly enjoyed your class and all the lessons and I keep going back and reading everything over and over””I wish I could bottle this feeling and sell it because I would be a rich woman. Wow, do you ever inspire a person.””Great Workshop Deanne, so much info and ideas. these lesssons have been really packed.
I wanted to say if anyone is thinking of signing up for Deanne’s online course do it! As anyone who’s taken a course with Deanne knows, she is a great and generous yeacher who brings alot of experience, imagination, and , always, creativity to her courses. Getting Wild with Wool is no exception. I found the course chock full of information and inspiration with many different avenues of learning. And best of all was the communication with other participants from all over the world. It just made me so proud. Maile in Seattle