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Guided Artist Residency  Workshop


Susan Feller  Augusta, West Virginia        

Dates:  1.5 day – Friday & Saturday, August 18 & 19, 2023
Time:  6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Fri.) + 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (Sat.) Gallery Talk + 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (Sat.)
Class Fee: $200.00 / Sauder Village members $190.00 
Supply Fee: None
Location: Founder’s Hall 
Teacher’s Website: & 



Rug-Hooking-Forest-Cabin-Feller-AThis is a guided residency meaning the student is using the Rug Hooking Week exhibit and vendors as their studio space - with assistance from instructor Susan Feller, they will focus on new skills.

Consider this workshop, if you will be attending Rug Hooking Week for the first time or if it has become an anticipated routine. The goal is to prepare ahead of visit with consult with instructor identifying elements of the exhibit like a shopping list. As a group we will go through the collections looking for how different materials, techniques and designs were used. You can find new tools and ideas to incorporate into your own work.

Are you interested in entering work in local galleries and regional juried shows? Presentation of work and promotional material can be part of your personal time with the instructor. Consider this year your time to collect ideas to work with back home and gather a few new friends too.

The format for class includes a Zoom session with instructor prior to attending RHW, discussing experiences in rug hooking community, expectations in attending RHW, and goals. Instructor and student will coordinate for a short intro to the layout of exhibit space upon arrival. During Friday evening, the full class will be able to explore the exhibit and as a class discuss observations, learn about fiber arts groups, media, and exhibit opportunities. The Saturday session includes attending Celebration Gallery talk which focuses on the Elements and Principles of Design achieved in the finalists’ work followed by class review and assignments for follow up. Final wrap-up with instructor to be arranged via a post RHW Zoom session.


Teacher will contact students prior to class:  Yes

Level: Basic – students must have basic rug hooking knowledge & experience, & an interest in rug hooking techniques both historical and their contemporary examples.

Supply fee description:  Handouts & digital reference material.

Students Need to Bring: Note taking material: pen and pad or digital, camera, questions and enthusiastic interest in creativity.


Bio: Susan Feller has attended Rug Hooking Week as a vendor, exhibitor, presenter, and instructor for almost two decades. She served on the boards of several fiber organizations. Her art has been juried into national exhibits, received purchase awards and is in private collections. Susan’s networking skills include advocating for the arts community in West Virginia. Telling stories through visual art, spoken and written material Feller encourages communities to connect with history and current events. Visit her websites for details, examples and social media links.



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