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Mini Monochromatic in a Day

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Donna Hrkman, Dayton, Ohio

Dates:  1 Day – Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Time:  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Class Fee:  $125.00 / Sauder Village Member $115.00
Supply Fee: $ 45.00 - payable to teacher at the beginning of class
Location: Founder’s Hall – Stage Right
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DESCRIPTION:  Donna’s monochromatic rugs have won many awards and she'd love to share her knowledge and experience with you in creating a charming monochromatic seahorse in shades of blue.

A monochromatic piece uses a single color in a range of values that go from white to the darkest shade of the color. Donna uses eight values and she'll show you how to use them to create depth, texture, and contrast in a single image.


What you learn in this workshop will be useful not only in future monochromatic projects, but in how to see color and contrast in full color palettes of any rugs you hook.

Students will look at samples of Donna’s monochromatic rugs and she'll discuss how to hook in eight values. And then you'll strip wool in smaller cuts, #3-5 so you can get started on your seahorse pattern, which will be drawn in advance for you. You'll spend the rest of the class hooking and learning the ins and outs of seeing values in action.

This workshop will be fun, informative, and a class you'll really benefit from!

Teacher will contact students prior to class: Yes

LEVEL: Intermediate – students must have basic rug hooking knowledge & experience. 

Supply description:   8” by 10” pattern drawn on linen, dyed wool in eight values, photo source, & information handout.

Students Need to Bring:  Basic hooking supplies: a frame, scissors, cutter, cutter blades # 3-5, hook & lots of enthusiasm!

Bio:  Donna Hrkman has a lifelong history as an artist. She has experience in drawing and painting, sculpture and stenciling. She illustrated books and patterns for her friends at Kindred Spirits as well as running her own stencil business and designing fabric for the Daisy Kingdom Fabric Company.

Donna-Hrkman-Monocromatic-seahorseShe started rug hooking fifteen years ago and has developed a reputation for realistic portraits, both people and animals. She also teaches design and composition and hooks rugs by commission. She has exhibited her work in art shows and galleries, and has written the books Rug Hookers Companion and Creative Techniques for Rug Hookers. Her rugs have won awards at Sauder Village as well as at Hooked in the Mountains at Shelburne. Her rugs have been in Celebrations nine times and several have been voted People's Choice in their category. She has published many articles for Rug Hooking Magazine.

Donna continues to strive for excellence in her work and in her teaching too. She has taught at guilds and schools all across the country. Donna loves making rugs and loves sharing what she knows with others.

Specialties: Realistic people and animal portraits, Steampunk, and rug design!

Registration starts at Noon on November 15th, 2017
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