Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am-12pm (no early departures please).
Evening class hours: Tuesday-Friday 7pm-9pm
Level: Must be Oxford Certified
Tuition: $1200. Includes a welcome dinner and a daily morning and afternoon snack.
Due to high demand, students will be accepted by application only. To request an application please email Amy and put "Advanced Teacher Certification Application" in the subject line.
This program is designed to train Oxford Certified Instructors to go to the next level and start training others to be Oxford Certified Instructors. Vermont is a long way to travel for many people - imagine if becoming Oxford Certified was possible in different parts of the USA and the rest of the world! The demand for punch needle rug hooking instructors is growing every day (as witnessed by the recent Instagram discovery of The Oxford Punch Needle). If you love to teach and would like to help others to be teachers, we hope you will consider Advanced Certification. Like your initial teacher certification course, this is a demanding intensive workshop that requires dedication and hard work.
Advanced Oxford Instructors will be taught to offer the same 7-day certification program taught by Amy here at The Oxford Rug Hooking School. Similarly, they can also charge $1200 for teaching the same course. There are strict guidelines to be adhered to and final certification of your students will be made by Amy.
Prerequisites for applying to receive Advanced Certification: You must be Oxford Certified and actively teaching. You are required to submit course descriptions for the last three courses you’ve taught as well as photos of your students' work.
Pre-class homework: You will be required to read the new, more detailed 2020 Teacher Certification Manual.
After-class homework: You will be required to make seven separate samples to illustrate different techniques. These are the same techniques you used in your in-class certification sampler so they will be familiar to you. An individual sampler must be made for each of the following techniques.
- Shading with six to eight values
- Using #3 cut and #7 cut strips of fabric in The Oxford Punch Needle
- Using different sizes of Oxford Punch Needles to create different loop heights
- Sculpting with the Craftsman’s Punch Needle
- Sculpting with Oxford Punch Needles
- Using novelty yarns
- Using multiple strands of yarn in The Oxford Punch Needle
Each sample must be at least 12” x 12”. Larger sized samples are encouraged but not required. Previously made pieces may not be submitted as homework.
Homework deadline: Students will have 12 months to complete the homework which is due October 1, 2021.
To Apply: Participants will be chosen on their merits including their skills as a rug puncher, past teaching experience, attitude, and sincere desire to teach others. Participants who want to start teaching other teachers in the near future will be selected over those who are unable to make a commitment to do so at this time.