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Leaving Nothing but Bubbles
Terry and Sandy Jordan
SA-PM-1


Students will create this enchanting seahorse lamp.  Students will learn woodburning and pyroburning techniques, along with gold leafing to create this wonderful seahorse.  Gold leafing surrounds the seahorse as he floats his way across the ocean. The light shines through the seahorse and bubbles. The students will drill at the top of the gourd  to provide light to shine through the gourd.  All students should be able to complete the project.


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

Instructor will provide: Canteen gourd (cut and cleaned), stand and light cord with bulb, Gold Leaf and Adhesive and Sealer, Alcohol Dye (your choice of colors provided), Foam Plates, Paper Towels, Indoor/Outdoor Polyurethane, Press and Seal, Transparent Paint, Tutorial, Super Glue.  canteen gourd
Size of gourd instructor is providing: canteen gourd approx 6" H x 2 " wide x 7" across

Students need to bring: Paint Water Basin and Small paint brushes, woodburner with knife and writing tip, spray water bottle, Dremel tool with small bit, ballpoint pen

   

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Cactus Wren
Debbie Wilson
SA-PM-2

 Students will get to explore intaglio carving with very small ball or dental bits to create a detailed carving of the cactus wren, learn how to make a textured shadowed background and how to use sandpaper to add shading to their carving.

Cost of Class: $47
Time: Saturday Afternoon 1:30-5:30
Minimum Number of Students: 4
Skill Level: Intermediate

Instructor will provide: gourd prepped, dye, sandpaper, pattern and instructions
Instructor will provide gourd approx. 6 x 8

Students Should Bring: A rotary carver that will accept 3/32 or 3/64 size bits, make sure you have collets or adaptors for bits so they fit, a small ball bit or dental bits, sanding bit, a carbide bullet tip is helpful, but a very large ball bit can be used instead, apron or old shirt, mask.
   


Gold Leaf with Beaded Rim
Fonda Haddad
SA-PM-4


Using a small to medium round gourd with pre-cut top we will design and create a beautiful object of art.  A design of students choice will be placed on the rim with permanent colored markers.  The gold leaf will be attached.  Holes will be drilled and tassels of beads hung.  The rim will be woven as a final adornment.

Cost of Class: $45
Time: Saturday Afternoon 1:30-5:30
Minimum Number of Students: 2
Experience Level: Intermediate

Instructor will provide: Everything
Size of gourd instructor is providing: 6" x 6"


Students need to bring: nothing

   

Spiral Rim Bowl
Suzi Nonn
SA-PM-7

Looking for a different rim for your gourd bowls? Spend a few hours learning how to weave a spiral rim. Once you learn how to mark your gourd you can spiral from the top to the bottom, or just once around the top. If you want to finish the project in class I suggest a single spiral. The gourd will be colored with alcohol inks. Circle vinyl masks to add design elements will be available.

Cost of Class: $40.00
Saturday Afternoon 1:30-5:30
Minimum Number of Students: 3
Skill Levels: All Levels

Instructor will provide a cleaned gourd (outside/inside with an opening large enough for you to easily put your hand into), drill, 5/64 drill bit, flexible rulers, inks and masks.

Students Must Bring: Drill with a 5/64 drill bit, mini jigsaw. Instructor will have one mini-saw to share for the rim cut

   

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Cottonwoods in the Wind
Neva Beasley
SA-PM-8

Students will create a bowl with four cottonwood leaves.  Two of the leaves will have cutouts that create leaf skeltons.  Two leaves will have textured leaves that will be finished with metallic paints.  The bowl will be finished with ink dyes and a Danish cord rim treatment.

Cost of Class: $50
Time: Saturday Afternoon 1:30-5:30
Minimum Number of Students: 2
Skill Level: Intermediate

Instructor will provide: Clean, cut gourd bowl, pattern and instructions, metallic paints, paint brushes, sand paper,  ink dyes, Danish cord, needles and waxed linen for attaching the Danish cord and sealer.
Instructor will providea gourd 6" wide and 8" tall

Students must  bring: Wood burner, with a ball or skew tip.  Rotary carver with a small ball bit, a fili-point burr and a saburrtooth flame burr(available from Welburn Farms).  If a student doesn't have fili-point burr then a gourd saw with a fine blade can be used instead.  Miriam Joy oval templates if you have them, instructor has some to share.  Dust mask and apron. 
   

Feel the Burn Oak Leaf and Acorns
Reagan Bitler
SA-PM-9

This class will break all the rules of burning on gourds.  The instructor will guide the students on tips and suggestions on how to achieve a dark line burn as well as fill in an area using a strong burning technique.  This will not be your typical shading on a gourd!  The contrast between the natural color of the gourd and the dark burn will be stunning. 

Cost of Class: $35
Time: Saturday afternoon 1:30-5:30
Minimum Number of Students: 5
Skill Level: All Levels

Instructor will provide: Gourd, patterns and finish.
Instructor will provide a gourd 7-8" in diameter and 10-12" in height

Students must bring: Wood burning tool with a skew tip and a favorite shading tip.
Rims will be added to the gourd only if time is permitted.  This is not a guarantee.

   

Lighted Leaves
Susan Zanella
SA-PM-10

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

Cost of Class: $50.00
Time: Saturday 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.

   

Pointillism of Apple Bloom
Ellen Tatum
SA-PM-11

Students will learn to create this beautiful pointillism of apple blooms.  They will be supplied an original pattern and will transfer to gourd.  Students will have a practice page and then start on the actual piece. 

Cost of Class: $40.00
Time: Saturday Afternoon 1:30-5:30
Minimum Number of Students: 1
Skill Level: Intermediate

Instructor will provide: Set up and clean up supplies any inks and markers.
Students must bring a 8" x 5" gourd, wood burner with a writing tip and/or a very small ball.

   

Hopi Dreams
Tina Handrop
SA-PM-14

Students will create and wood burn a Hopi Circle and several abstract designs around gourd, then they will weave a dream catcher and finish with a pine needle rim.

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

Instructor will provide: cut, drilled and cleaned gourd; alcohol inks; needle & waxed cotton thread; pine needles; and templates to draw designs; spray finish and tutorial
Instructor will provide a gourd 8-10" tall and 8-10" diameter
Students must bring: heat gun, pencil, scissors & wood burner

 

   

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Oak Leaves Relief Carving
Troy Tatum
SA-PM-15

Participants will learn to power carve the oak leaves and acorns on a gourd or gourd chard in relief. You will learn to transfer a furnished pattern to a gourd or gourd chard, learn to outline the pattern and cut away the gourd surface, define which areas are up and down, how to create the appearance of depth and how to rough out and finish the carving. We will have a detail discussion on power carving tools, burrs and their uses. We will discuss the different types of burrs and how multiple burrs can do the same work.

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

The instructor will provide detailed instructions (tutorial), outline pattern, a gourd power tool handout, transfer paper, pencils, pens and markers, ink dye and applicators, electrical needs and table protection. Instructor will have a few carving machines and burrs to try, but each student must bring their own.
Students will needs to bring a gourd or gourd chard that is approximately ¬º inch thick and will accept an image size of 7.5” x 3.5”,

Students will needs to bring a gourd or gourd chard that is approximately 1/4 inch thick and will accept an image size of 7.5" x 3.5", a micro carver or Dremel type flex-shaft carving tool with all the carving burrs you have. (We will discuss their uses). Also bring some extra gourd chards to practice on. Bring a breathing mask or respirator, eye protection, your gourd tool kit and a desire to learn and have fun.

   

Color Eruptions
Betty Bloomfield
SA-PM-16

Learn to create brilliant colors with fantasy film. Fantasy Film is a strong luminescent, transparent polyester film that with heat takes on iridescent colors. We will attach the film with stamp and stick glue, heat set the glue on gourd then use torn tissue paper and glue to frame the fantasy film, when dry paint the paper and gourd and embellish. Place mouse on image for another example.

Cost of Class: $40.00
Time: Saturday afternoon 1:30-5:30
Minimum of Students: 2
Skill Levels: All Levels

Instructor will provide: All supplies needed to create the fantasy film gourd
Instructor will  provide a cut gourd approx   Dia 17 in. 6 in.tall

Students must bring: Heat gun, blow dryer will not work with this product and scissors

   

Butterfly Maiden With Powertex
Susan Crowe
SA-PM-17

We will be creating this lovely little singing maiden, complete with butterfly wings and antennas! We will be incorporating several altered art, paper techniques using dyes, rubber stamps, acrylics other art mediums. Highlights will be created using Powertex Colortricx. We will also be dipping and draping fabric in Powertex liquids and playing with several other mixed media techniques to add the final touches.

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

Instructor will provide: Powertex materials and art supplies to complete the project
Instruction sheets and supply list outlining the complete project
Instructor will provide a bottle gourd approx. 4 x 6

Students must bring: A box of disposable gloves. (Bring a whole box, this is really messy fun!)
One tube of Quickwood aluminum, copper or other fast set wood putty
Any rubber stamps, inks or stamping materials you would like to use
A heat gun for drying as needed.
Pen and paper for additional note taking if desired.
An apron or smock