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Cross-Cultural Composition Throughout History with Janet Conner - June 27-30, 2020

$ 450.00

Cross-Cultural Composition Throughout History with Janet Conner - June 27-30, 2020

$ 450.00

$75 of your tuition is a non-refundable registration fee. Cancellations by March 31, 2020, will receive a $375 refund. No refunds are offered after March 31, 2020.

This year, all students are responsible for arranging their own accommodation, including rooms at the Capitol Plaza Hotel, which is offering a special rate for Rug School Students! To get the special rate, call the hotel at 802-223-5252 and mention you are a student with Green Mountain Rug School. This discount does not apply to reservations made online.

If you believe you have a credit from previous Rug School years, please contact us at 802.223.1333 or info@greenmountainhookedrugs.com.


From traditional African masks and textiles, Asian floral and bird motifs, Oceanic carvings and Native American Pottery, the WORLD is full of potential rug designs!  In this class, we will learn about universal themes in world art, particularly from ancient cultures and indigenous populations.  Artists have used elements from tribal art to express recurrent themes in human experience, and we can too!  Realistic or abstract, small or large cut, colorful or monochromatic, student or teacher designed— ALL would be appropriate for this class.

Janet Conner is an avid rug hooker who has been pulling loops since 1979. Graduating from Moore College of Art in Philadelphia, she spent 30 years teaching Elementary Art in southern Maine, while raising a busy family. After retirement in 2005, Janet was able to work at rug hooking and fiber arts full time, launching her web based business, which offers a line of her own patterns as well as rug hooking supplies and equipment, books, and natural dye recipe cards. She teaches fiber arts in her home state of Maine and throughout the states, Bermuda, Canada and England with a specific focus on art history and the inspiration found in both fine art and folk art. In addition to rug hooking, she also teaches punch needle, proddy, and penny rug techniques.

Twenty-five years of studying and repairing antique rugs has influenced Janet’s love of old fashioned methods and timeless motifs. She has contributed chapters on cleaning and repair of antique rugs to Rug Hooking Magazine’s book Finishing Hooked Rugs. She co-authored Rug Hooking Traditions with James & Mercedes Hutchinson, which debuts with the Hutchinson Exhibit, in August of 2016.

Janet’s rugs have appeared in Celebration of Hand-Hooked Rugs XXII, Rug Hooking Magazine, Hooked Rugs Today 2004, and galleries throughout New England. Her greatest joy is to foster the success of her students; many of whom have made rugs in her classes that have been featured in Rug Hooking Magazine.