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Trickster Textiles: Alternative Ways to Make a Painting Using Traditional Rug Hooking Techniques


Explore the mediums of rug-hooking and painting with Liv Aanrud.

Course Description

Can a painting be made of fabric? Indeed! This workshop will explore these two mediums and explore where they intersect. Students will learn the basics of rug hooking, adding simple painting elements to create artwork that playfully confounds category.

Experienced and novice rug hookers welcome! No previous experience is required to take this class, rug hooking employs an easy to learn technique using an old-fashioned hook tool. 



Artist Biography

Liv Aanrud earned her B.F.A in painting from the University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire in 2001 and an M.F.A from Rutgers University, in 2011. She has taught at ARTworks Charter School, at Santa Barbara City College, and the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena.

Aanrud’s work has been the subject of one person exhibitions at BozoMag, New Image Art, Arvia, 1700 Naud and TSA-LA in Los Angeles. She has also had solo shows at Finlandia University, Bay College, Sierra Nevada College, Pamela Salisbury Gallery and Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects. Her work has been shown in group exhibitions across the U.S., Taiwan, Germany, and Spain.

She currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California

Learn more about Liv Aanrud and her work by visiting her website, and checking out her Instagram @livaanrud.




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