Karen D. Miller Virtual Workshop

Pointillism and Paint Class

November 17 & 18, 10am – 12:30pm

Registration Open now, click here.

What is a virtual workshop?
Remote workshops are online meetings led by someone who teaches a new skill or technique to a group of participants using digital platforms and tools. The participants may either be in the same room or in separate physical spaces, but the person who leads the session is usually located elsewhere.

Working from your own photos (or your imagination!) you will design and create a 5” x 7” piece that combines various types of paint with yarn rug hooking. The piece that you create can be abstract, realistic or a combination of both.

This class emphasizes play and experimentation, and most of all having fun while you let your creativity soar!

Topics covered in this class will include the basic rules of art, colour planning, values, shading and shadowing, the possibilities and limitations of each medium, and tips and tricks for hooking with yarn.

This workshop is open to students of all levels, beginners welcome.


There will be 2, 2.5 hour sessions, two consecutive days. This gives participants time to work between sessions. Feedback will be provided

This is a webinar style class, you may participate in the comfort of your home or join us in our new Studio workshop space, located at 9732-85 St. There is space for 12 participants, physically distanced 2 metres. Please see our Studio guidelines for Covid 19 precautions.

We will stream the webinar via zoom, on a large screen. 

If you choose to participate from home you will need to download zoom. It is an easy platform to work with.

We are unable to provide food or beverages at this time, you will need to bring your own if you choose the Studio option.


  • Fee: $40 members, $60 non-members, some materials will be provided, a complete list will sent upon acceptance of registration.
  • Only 12 spaces will be available for Studio seating.
  • Payment must be made by Oct 22/20, you will be notifed how to pay, we accept cheques and etransfers only.
  • All Covid 19 guidelines must be followed.
  • Please read the Registration Page for more information

Materials Required

For this class you will need to have:
– linen backing material, enough to create a 5″ x 7″ piece (provided)
– yarn or wool strips in a variety of colours and values
– acrylic paints (these do not need to be any specific brand; ideally you should have various colours and values, but if you have a limited palette adding black and white in addition to other colours will allow you to mix new colours and values)
– watercolour paints (these do not have to be any specific brand and can be tubes, liquid watercolours or pan watercolours. Again, a good mix of colours and values is best)
– paint brushes in a range of sizes
– markers in a mix of colours
– a water cup to wash paint brushes

Karen D. Miller

I am a fibre artist living and working in Ottawa, Ontario.  For the past thirteen years I have been designing and creating my own hooked designs with yarn.  I’ve had my work exhibited across Canada and the United States. In addition, I have had my work in Canadian and American publications as well as those in Europe and Australia. I’ve had my work featured four times in Rug Hooking Magazine’s annual Celebration of Hand-Hooked Rugs and was thrilled to act as one of the judges for the 2020 issue of this publication.  As well, this past November my first book, “Eyes Open to the World: Memories of Travel in Wool” was published by Ampry Publishing.

For the past six years I have been teaching fibre art techniques to both kids and adults. In the classes that I teach I really try to emphasize creativity and thinking outside the box, and my goal is to show students that there is an artist in all of us. I try to channel as much of what I have learned over the past thirteen years and beyond working with fibre, into my workshops.

KD Miller website