Rachelle LeBlanc Retreat 
Finding the Design Process

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Rachelle-LeBlanc

Rachelle LeBlanc
St Albert, Alberta, Canada

rachelleleblanc.com

Finding the Design Process

4 Day Retreat:  Tuesday – Friday, August 13 – 16, 2019
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
$425.00 / Sauder Village Members $400.00
Heritage Inn – Homestead A



DESCRIPTION:  

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As an artist distinctly attuned to surface, and whose process explores in the possibilities of rug hooking medium, it comes to no surprise that Rachelle LeBlanc is renowned for her personal artistic style and her ability to capture meaning and mood in her pieces. 

Having developed her own techniques for designing patterns and carrying out processes, she will show students how to translate their photograph into 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.

Your photograph and design should be a pictorial and include people – like a family photo, as we will cover the different body proportions, positions, compositions, effective main focus, and backgrounds in design.

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Rachelle will discuss the human figure and its proportions, basic composition, choosing an effective subject, color planning tools, the use of color when hooking skin tones, hair and clothing, how to transform your wool, strip manipulation, and hooking techniques to create movement in your work and the finishing technique called Gallery. Background and landscape themes will also be covered for students that are interested in doing a landscape design for their project.

While Rachelle prefers to hand-cut her wool, students will have a choice of hand-cutting or using any cut size they prefer in this retreat.

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. 


Rachelle-LeBlanc-hooked-kids-at-beachLEVEL:  Intermediate – Students must have basic rug hooking knowledge and experience.

STUDENTS NEED TO BRING:  Basic hooking supplies: a frame, scissors, cutter, cutter blades (your choice), hook, sharp pencil and eraser, small set of watercolor paintbrushes, red dot tracing paper (or preferred transfer material), water proof marker (for transferring onto backing, such as a Sharpie), linen or burlap backing, photograph, and wool that you would like to see in your rug.

Record Keeping for Artists book by Rachelle LeBlancBIO:

Rachelle LeBlanc is an American Textile Artist living in Canada whose work explores the sifting paradigms of people and place through narrative figures, landscapes and sculpture. Influenced by the radical reshaping of the rural landscape she grew up in, she investigates how individual lives are affected by their experiences, surroundings and the connections we form with other people, friends and family.

Her work has been exhibited internationally in numerous group and solo shows.

Rachelle received a degree in Fashion Technique and Design from Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario and worked as a sportswear designer in Montreal for twenty years, until moving to Alberta in 2008 with her husband and two daughters. 

Her work has been exhibited internationally in numerous group and solo shows.


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Rachelle received a degree in Fashion Technique and Design from Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario and worked as a sportswear designer in Montreal for twenty years, until moving to Alberta in 2008 with her husband and two daughters. 

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Registration started at 10 am on January 9th, 2019
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