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Friday Afternoon Two-Hour Technique Classes
1:30 - 3:30 or 3:30 - 5:30

   

Fall Favorites
Reagan Bitler
This is a two hour mini-class
F-PM-3

In this 2 hour short class, students will create a Fall-themed table topper.  Students will use a Micro Lux Gourd Saw to cut-out a small Fall leaf embellishment and a wood burner to add the details to the leaf.  The instructor will guide the students in the use of both Gourdmaster Inks and Shiva Paintstiks to color the gourd and the decorative leaf embellishment.  In addition to the leaf embellishment, students will learn the tricks to creating a realistic-looking faux acorn.  Both embellishments will be added to the gourd to create a fantastic Fall-themed table topper.

Cost of Class: $20.00
Time: Friday Afternoon Technique Class 1:30-3:30
Minimum Number of Students: 5
Skill Level: Intermediate

Instructor will provide: Gourd, gourd scraps, inks and colorings, materials for embellishment creation.  Instructor will have three saws and three burners to share in the class.
Instructor will provide a tobacco Box Gourd 6-7 inches in diameter and approximately 4-5 inches in height.

Students may bring a MicroLux gourd saw and burner with a skew lining tip if they do not wish to share what the instructor has.

   

Making Paper Beads for Embellishments
Suzi Nonn
This is a two hour mini-class
F-PM-4

Cost of Class: $20.00
Time: Friday Afternoon Technique Class1:30-3:30
Minimum Number of Students: 4
Skill Level: All

Description: Have a “rolling” good time making paper beads for embellishing gourds and baskets (heard it through the gourd vine that some people even make jewelry with them). Learn how to shape, structure, glaze, and preserve paper beads. In class you will be using The Paper Bead Roller, designed and made in the USA by the Paper Bead Girl. The patented design was chosen as a favorite product in BeadStyle Magazine in April 2011.

Instructor Will Provide: : Everything for making the beads.

Students Should Bring: an apron and baby wipes to keep their hands clean.

   

Indian Corn Doll
Jayne Wright
This is a two hour mini-class
F-PM-5

Take an ear of colorful Indian Corn, attach it to a base, then personalize and decorate it to make the person of your dreams, using old jewelry, buttons, beads and various fun "stuff".   Be creative!!

Cost of Class: $20
Time: Friday Afternoon Technique Class 1:30-3:30
Minimum Number of Students: 3
Skill Level: All Levels

Instructor will provide: Indian corn, wooden bases, and small gourds for heads as well as a variety of buttons, beads, wire, glue, drill, and old jewelry. 

Students must bring: Apron, Scissors, pliers and imagination. Any beads, buttons, hats, geegaws, etc. that you would like to add.

   

Support your Local Bees!
Jayne Wright
This is a two hour mini-class
F-PM-6

Bees are essential to pollination of our foods, but are being killed by insecticides, chemical sprays and loss of habitat. Support your local bees by providing a nesting gourd. Fill the cut holes in the gourd with bamboo and drilled wooden pieces. Color the outside in bright colors to attract bees. 

Cost of Class: $25
Time: Friday Afternoon Technique Class 3:30-5:30
Minimum Number of Students: 3
Skill Level: All Levels

Instructor will provide: Choice of precut and drilled unique gourds, bamboo pieces and  drilled wood pieces, caulk, string, inks and dyes.
Instructor will provide a gourd 8"-12" tall, 6" +/-  in diameter.

   

Judi Fleming
All about Snowmen
This is a two hour mini-class
F-PM-7


In this short class you'll learn a huge number of techniques to make charming little snowmen and complete two while in class


Cost of Class: $25
Time: Friday Afternoon Technique Class 3:30-5:30
Minimum Number of Students: 2
Experience Level: All Levels


Instructor will supply everything including paints, brushes, prepared gourds, accessories and more.
Size of gourd instructor is providing: Small Chinese bottle less than 5" and dwarf Nigerian bottle less than 3"
Students need to bring: An apron.
electricity

   

This class is Full

Basic Open Coiling
Suzi Nonn
This is a two hour mini-class
F-PM-10

Students will learn basic open coiling techniques for hiding the drilled holes and keeping their stitches straight. The coiling material is Danish cord. The bowl will be dyed a chocolate brown and sealed. The interior will be left natural for students to paint their preferred color after class. This is a technique class, the project may not be finished during class time.

Cost of Class: $25
Friday Afternoon Technique Class 3:30-5:30
Minimum Number of Students: 4
Skill Level: All Levels

Instructor will provide all materials, including a precut clean cannon ball gourd for coiling. The outside will be be dyed and sealed, and holes drilled The inside will be plain for students to paint at a later time.

Students will not finish the coiling.

 

   

Gourd Egg Acorn Ornament
Lorraine C Sincavage
F-PM-11

Create a beautiful Christmas gourdament using an egg gourd, gold leaf & pinecones.

Cost of Class: $15
Time: Friday Afternoon Technique Class 1:30-3:30
Minimum Number of Students: 4
Skill Level: Beginner


Instructor will provide: Gourd and all supplies needed except glue gun & glue sticks
Instructor will provide gourds 2-1/2" x 2"

Studetns must bring: Glue gun & either type glue sticks, can also use E6000 or Goop,"small wire cutters to cut off the scales of the pine cone".If you have them, bring toe nail scissors

   

 

Friday Regular Afternoon Classes

 

A Visit from Santa
Terry and Sandy Jordan
F-PM-14


Students will work with Apoxie sculpt clay to create this Santa using two types of gourds.  Students will learn how to mold the clay, sand, and sculpt his arms, hands, hat, hair and shoes.  Due to the drying time required for Apoxie Sculpt, the class will not be able to paint the Santa. However, the tutorial will include painting instructions. Should time permit, Sandy will help you paint the Santa face.  Should you wish to make a mold of the Santa face for another project, it is being taught in a class entitled “Mold Making Techniques”.

Cost of Class: $45
Time: Friday Afternoon 1:30-5:30
Minimum Number of Students: 1
Experience Level: All Levels

Instructor will provide: Gourd with Santa face, Apoxie sculpt, Quikwood, paint, Tutorial
Size of gourd instructor is providing: completed Santa will be 6-8" tall

Students need to bring: Apron, Snacks, and a happy attitude

   

This Class is Full

Let's Make Some Noise
Bob Briscoe
F-PM-15

In this class, students will:  color their gourds with alcohol inks, seal with glaze/varnish, learn how to attach the goat skin drum head with tacks/nails, add the rawhide handle/grip, and learn how to install the spring.

Cost of Class: $50
Time: Friday Afternoon 1:30-5:30
Minimum Number of Students: 3
Skill Level: All Levels

Instructor will provide: Cleaned/cut/sanded/drilled gourds; glaze/varnish; alcohol inks; goat skin drum heads; upholstery tacks/nails; springs; rawhide strips; vinyl gloves; alcohol/alcohol wipes/paper towels; pencils; glue; tutorial with instructions and a full-color photo of project in a plastic sheet cover.  The instructor will also have a couple of hair driers, awls, scissors, and hammers for the student's use on a first-come-first-served basis.  If students do not bring their own, they will have to wait to use these items, which will delay completion of their projects.
Instructor will provide a gourd 6-10" Tall x 6-8" Diameter

Student must bring: Apron/smock to protect their clothing; sharp scissors; hammer; awl; basin/bucket large enough to soak the goat skin; awl; and a hair drier/heat gun.

   

Golden Nightingale Gourd With Powertex ColorTricx
Susan Crowe
F-PM-16

The Golden Nightingale! What an elegant palace, fit for any fairy princess. I will teach you how to emboss and gild your gourd using Powertex Color Tricx. We will learn how to create a spinning, streamer tail feather assembly. Embellish our gourd with beaded wire wrapping, Then, topping it all off with a lovely pagoda style roof constructed with natural moss sheeting and wire. The fairies just can’t wait to move in!

Cost of Class: $50
Time: Friday Afternoon 1:30-5:30
Minimum Number of Students: 1
Skill Level: All Levels

Instructor will provide: Small bottle gourd‚ Powertex materials and art supplies to complete the project, Instruction sheets and supply list outlining the complete project
Instructor will provide a gourd approx. 4 x 2

Students must bring: a box of disposable gloves. Bring a whole box; this is really messy fun, needle nosed wire pliers, a heat gun for drying as needed. Pen and paper for additional note taking if desired.
An apron or smock

   


Butterfly or Dragonfly Teneriffe
Fonda Haddad
F-PM-17


Using a medium pre-cleaned and cut gourd we will decorate the shell with Adirondike ink or leather dye.  Holes will be drilled around the circle for the tenerife and rim treatment.  Students will choose either the butterfly or dragonfly pattern and warp their design, then weave the fly design adding beads as adornment.  The rim will be finished off with reed or paper core.

Cost of Class: $45
Time: Friday Afternoon 1:30-5:30
Minimum Number of Students: 2
Experience Level: Intermediate
Instructor will provide: Everything

Size of gourd instructor is providing: medium, with top cut off and circle or oblong shape cut out of the side.

Students need to bring: nothing

   

Folk Art Sheep-In-Blanket
Christine Pace
F-PM-18

AFrom A-Z learn how to create this Folk Art Sheep: sculpting with Quikwood, painting life-like wool with acrylic paints, a couple of sanding options using the "drum" sander on your Dremel (optional - you do not HAVE to sand at all if you do not wish to), and a couple options on blanket-making; to sew or not to sew!

Cost of Class: $38.00
Time: Friday Afternoon 1:30-5:30
Minimum Number of Students: 3
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Instructor provides: African Warty Gourds (elongated warty's), large tube of Quikwood, sculpting tools for you to use while in class (or you may wish to bring your own), variety of acrylic paints, "scruffy" brushes, mini cow bell & jute/cord, beads for eyes, material for the blanket(as shown in photo; you may wish to bring another choice), plus a tutorial with photos.
Instructor will provide a gourd approx. 6" long by 4" tall

Student may wish to bring: Apron, glasses if needed, Dremel or belt sander(optional), personal sculpting "tools" and/or fabric of your choice.

   

This Class is Full

Lighted Leaves
Susan Zanella
F-PM-19

Come create this beautiful leaf light that looks great during daylight and even more fabulous at night!

Cost of Class: $50.00
Time: Friday Afternoon 1:30-5:30
Minimum Number of Students: 3
Skill Level: Beginner

Instructor will provide: cut and cleaned gourds, patterns and all transfer materials, inks, brushes, cotton swabs, varnish, light base, light cord, light bulb. Two or three colors of 6mm beads will be provided to fit bottom of leaves. Gourd will also be cut to fit lamp base. Heat tools to share.
Instructor will provide a gourd 6" x 7"

Students need to bring: wood burner and one favorite tip or pen, mini jig saw with blades and a drill or rotary tool with a variety of drill bits including a 7/32” bit. Heat tools appreciated but not necessary.

Students may not finish completely depending on skill level and dedication to the class, but all instructions will be gone over in class as well as hand outs provided. Students will have more than enough information to finish at home.

   

Learn to Etch
Ellen Tatum
F-PM-22

Students will be transferring a design using Saral Paper and then learning to etch these cute owls.

Cost of Class: $30.00
Time: Friday Afternoon 1:30 – 4:30
This is a three-hour class
Minimum Number of Students: 1
Skill Level: All Levels

Instructor will provide: Set up and clean up materials. Acrylic Paint and Patterns (original) transfer paper.  I will have a few carver and rotary bits for students to use.

Students must bring an 8” canteen gourd or gourd chard to etch the owls on.  Mask, skew bit, small cutting ball, apron, and gloves.

   

The Cross Prayer Bowl
Tina Handrop
F-PM-23

Students will transfer and wood burn a design & scripture onto a gourd bowl; they will then learn to 4 braid a leather cord/strap and attach to rim with button embellishments.

Cost of Class: $60
Time: Friday Afternoon 1:30-5:30
Minimum Number of Students: 1
Skill Level: All Levels

Instructor will provide: cut, drilled and cleaned gourd; design to transfer & several scriptures to choose from; alcohol inks; gloves; leather cord/strap; button embellishments; waxed thread, finishing spray & tutorial.
Instructor will provide a gourd approximately 10" in diameter & 6" tall

Students must bring: wood burner, red pen, scissors; carbon paper if they choose NOT to use press & seal to transfer design, heat gun

   

Dipper Gourd Earrings
Kristie Hull
F-PM-24

You will learn how to use Staz-on ink to stamp (looks like they are woodburned but they are not) add beads and charms to complete the earrings. You will have 3 pairs of earrings, 1 set un-cleaned and 2 sets ready to go. These are fun earrings to make.

Cost of Class: $35.00
Time: Friday Afternoon 1:30-5:30
Minimum Number of Students: 4
Skill Level: All Levels

Instructor will provide: Tutorial, dipper gourd earrings and all other materials to complete earrings.
Students must bring: heat gun, apron