Classes offered on Sunday afternoon, September 8, 2024

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Sun-PM-31
Purple Passion

Instructor: Pam Milat

Class cost: $47
Time: Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm

Min/Max students: 5 / 12 Walk-ins accepted? Yes
Skill level: Beginner

Students should bring:

Nothing is required. Optionally, bring an apron, basket weaving tools, mister, old towel. Instructor will have tools and basins for class use.

Class Description: 

A darling little square to round purple basket that features a natural filled base that is woven up with the over/under technique then finished off with a folded rim. A great size for a potted plant or as a hostess gift. 4″H x 7½” diameter. Most students will leave with a finished basket.


Sun-PM-32 
Geometric Ball

Instructor: Ana Poma

Class cost: $90
Time: Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm

Min/Max students: 2 / 12
Walk-ins accepted? Yes
Skill level: Intermediate

Students should bring:

Master pro carver or Dremel with small bits, apron, small old towel, mask, gloves.

Class Description: 

Normally the burn takes an hour to 30 minutes to burn. In 4 hours it is impossible to finish the work. The instructor will bring the gourds already burned and drawn. In class she will give a demonstration of burning with a torch. The student will learn to burn on a 6″ gourd with a torch in an easy and fun way. Students will apply egg shells to give it an organic decoration. Students will take home a finished project.


Sun-PM-33

Jewelry Making using Altered Pages

Instructor: Sharon Warren

Class cost: $45

Time: Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm

Min/Max students: 4 / 12

Walk-ins accepted? Yes

Skill level: All levels

Students should bring:

Two pairs of small jewelry type needle-nose pliers; apron.

Class Description: 

The project is a creative way to use photographs from National Geographic magazine (after 1970) and a solvent, Citrosolv CONCENTRATE. The solvent breaks down the inks used printing pictures and melds the colors. Students will be shown how this is done. Then during the rest of class we will decoupage gourd shards with previously altered pages. We will use jewelry findings to put together a bracelet, pendant necklace and ear rings. Most students will leave with a finished project.


Sun-PM-34
Button Gourd

Instructor: Deborah Hildinger

Class cost: $65
Time: Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm

Min/Max students: 4 / 12
Walk-ins accepted? Yes
Skill level: All levels

Students should bring:

A Rotary carver with small ball burrs and a wood burner with assorted pens; apron and gloves for wood burning.

Class Description: 

Students will begin with a pre-dyed gourd (approximately 5″ to 6″). First thing to do will be to draw the basic design on the gourd. These lines will then be carved. This will be followed by wood burning a simple pattern along the top of the gourd. Dimples will be added in the wood burned areas with a small ball burr for seed beads. The seed beads will then be glued into the dimples. This will be followed by slip stitching raffia to the rim and finishing the gourd with shell buttons. Decorative knots with beads will add a finishing touch. Most students will leave with a finished project.


Sun-PM-35 
Gourd Spider Ornaments

Instructor: Robyn Goode

Class cost: $50
Time: Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm

Min/Max students: 4 / 12
Walk-ins accepted? Yes
Skill level: All levels

Students should bring:

Nothing required; possibly bring an apron.

Class Description: 

You will learn how to make fun Christmas Spider ornaments. We will paint and add embellishments on them. The teacher will show you how to make the legs out of beads and how to attach them. Each spider will be about 3” to 4” in size. Most students will leave with two finished spiders.


Sun-PM-36
Field of Flowers 

Instructor: Regina Pena

Class cost: $38
Time: Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm

Min/Max students: 5 / 12
Walk-ins accepted? Yes
Skill level: All levels

Students should bring:

Apron, rubber gloves, and paint brushes. Instructor will provide a 5” to 6” diameter gourd (holes already drilled), use of a wood burner during class, alcohol inks, etc.

Class Description: 

Sketch your flowers onto a Martin bird house gourd in pencil.  Once drawn, you will be instructed on wood burning techniques, including safety information and which tips to use.  After burning, you can complete the look with a variety of alcohol inks to color your creations.

Students should expect to finish about 90 to 100% of this project during class time; instructor will provide information to complete the project.