Classes starting Sunday morning, September 8, 2024

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Sun-AM-21
Filigree Carving

Instructor: Bonnie Gibson

Class cost: $90
Time: Sunday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Min/Max students: 10 / 20
Walk-ins accepted? Yes
Skill level: All levels

Students should bring:

Class Description: 

In this class you’ll learn how to design and carve a section of “filigree” into the gourd surface and will have the option of adding design elements such as butterflies, dragonflies, etc.  You’ll try different carving methods and burs and should complete at least one section in class.  Take advantage of learning from a master; I’ll provide you with plenty of tips and tricks that will make the technique much easier and the finished project look good!
This class will be held in a tent outside the building.
All day class!  Class will break for lunch from noon to 1 pm.


Sun-AM-22
Chocolate Mint Trifle

Instructor: Pam Milat

Class cost: $70
Time: Sunday 8 am to Noon

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

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: 

This layered look reed basket is sure to tempt the taste buds of all who weave it. Starting with a wood base the student will build their “trifle” with plaited rows of mint green, dark chocolate brown, and natural ‘whip cream’. The basket is finished with a folded rim. Basket size is 9″L x 5″W x 5″H. Most students will leave with a finished basket.


Sun-AM-23
Gourd Hatchling Alligator

Instructor: Cara Bevan

Class cost: $65
Time: Sunday 8 am to Noon

Min/Max students: 1 / 12
Walk-ins accepted? Yes
Skill level: Beginner

Students should bring:

Sculpting tools; apron.

Class Description: 

Welcome to the world little guy! In this class we’ll be creating an entire alligator nest complete with one hatching baby. You’ll learn how to make the soil base on wood, attach the gourd eggs (pre-painted), and use Quikwood and a spinner gourd to sculpt your own little gator. Glass eyes will be provided. We’ll be painting and completing the entire sculpture in class. (Note: It can take a few days for the soil base to dry. I will provide a cardboard crate for you take them home in.)  Finished project is about 8” wide.


Sun-AM-24
Washi Framed Gourds

Instructor: Deborah Hildinger

Class cost: $75
Time: Sunday 8 am to Noon

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

Students should bring:

A rotary carver with small ball burrs (these will be used to make a dimple in the washi paper to hold a glued seed bead). Don’t forget to bring an apron!

Class Description: 

Learn how to work with cradled frames so that you can hang your gourds on the wall. Students will collage Japanese washi paper on their two provided mini gourds. They will then learn to gold leaf on a gourd stem and mount gourds into the 8″ x 8″ provided frame. Please note: photo shown is for reference only.  Most students will leave with a finished project.


Sun-AM-25
Preparing Gourds for Crafting, plus Ornament

Instructor: Paulette Disbrow

Class cost: $40
Time: Sunday 8 am to Noon

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

Students should bring:

A mask (for gourd cleaning demo), apron, paint brushes, pencil, gloves.

Class Description: 

Learn an easy method to clean the outside of a gourd. Instructor will demo (outside) how to drill holes for a birdhouse, how to cut open a gourd for a bowl, and how to sand the edge perfect. Learn tips to make handling small gourds easy. Come back inside and finish with fun! Paint an ornament gourd with colorful alcohol inks. You’ll take home a finished ornament approximately 4″ to 6″ high.


Sun-AM-26
Beaded Base Basket

Instructor: Jim Anspach

Class cost: $60
Time: Sunday 8 am to Noon

Min/Max students: 4 / 8
Walk-ins accepted? Yes
Skill level: All levels

Students should bring:

An apron, old towel, small wire cutters, basket weaving tools (if you have them), and a basin if you have one. (Instructor will have extra tools and basins to share.)

Class Description: 

This is a gourd bowl ready for weaving which requires beading and three rod wale weaving by the student. It will have some variance in color and pattern possibly, depending on the number of spokes. It is a fun way to learn a little about weaving.  You’ll take home a finished woven gourd bowl approximately 4″ to 6″.


Sun-AM-27
Colorful Dotted Bowl

Instructor: Teresa Vales

Class cost: $45
Time: Sunday 8 am to Noon

Min/Max students: 3 / 12
Walk-ins accepted? Yes
Skill level: All levels

Students should bring:

Apron and Hairdryer or heat gun

Instructor will provide:

Cleaned and painted gourd (approximately 5½” wide x 4½” tall), simple dotting tools, paint and paint pots, decorative bling

Class Description: 

Students will learn to create a colorful dotted bowl using acrylic paint on a small canteen gourd. Varying sizes of simple dotting tools will be provided as well as a detailed pattern. Skills taught include learning how to use the dotting tools to create uniform dots on the gourd in a mandala-like pattern. Students should expect to finish about 75% of this project during class time; instructor will provide information to complete the project.


Sun-AM-28
Mi jarrón (My Vase)

Instructor: Ana Poma

Class cost: $110
Time: Sunday 8 am to Noon

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

Students should bring:

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

Instructor will provide:

Gourd (approximately 10″ to 13″ tall) already burned to advance the work, and wax. She will be giving a demonstration in class.

Class Description: 

In this class the student will learn to burn using a torch. We will use different sizes of bits to give the carving of our gourd an oval shape.
Students will leave with a finished project.