Friday 2 Hour Classes - 1:00-3:00

Make a Stamp with Magic Stamp Foam

Debbie Wilson

Cost $20.00


  Come learn how to use Magic Stamp , a foam product that with the help of a heat gun to make infinet stamps. Gourd will be provided to stamp your art on as well as a takeaway of a stamp that you can change to another later on. Instructor will have a variety of textures to make stamp impressions 

with as well as stamp pads. Instructions will come with suggestions on the best inks and paints to use, as well as where to purchase


Students Please Bring:

Apron, Heat Gun if you have one

Twined Base

Nancy Amburgey

Cost $25.00


The twined base technique on a gourd adds that extra touch, just like putting a rim on a gourd.  Sometimes it makes the difference.  In this class the student will learn to twine a base on the bottom of the gourd.  This is a way to slightly elevate the gourd to allow it to sit when a gourd does not have a completely flat bottom.  The class will include marking and drilling holes in addition to weaving the bottom.  This technique will be helpful for other gourd projects you develop.  A 5-7" diameter gourd bowl will be provided, along with the lacing material.  


Students should finish the gourd in class.  However, if they do not, instructions will be provided to finish on their own.


Students, Please Bring:

An awl, compass and small needle nose pliers.

Loved One Cardinal

Karen Beckelman

Cost $25.00


 In this class, students will create a beautiful cardinal. The ornament will be created using quikwood and a gourd.  Students will complete one cardinal in class and prepare one to take home.



Tree of Life Necklace

Betsey Sloan

Cost $25.00


 Using a prepared gourd shard, students will learn how to carve an area to accept a cabachon such as the Tree of Life, dichroic glass pieces, and other designs. After coloring with alcohol ink, a silver bail will be added.  Sterling Silver chains will be available.  Standard cotton cord is part of the class.  


Students must bring:


Carver and small ball bit (and appropriate colletts.)  

Hurricane Michael Snowmen

Sharon Holmes

Cost $25.00


Each student will be able to make 3 wood snowmen    Learn how to sand and attach the wood so they don't come apart and learn how to paint a quick cute face.  As a bonus if time permits each person will make a snowman place card holder also.  

She's a lil cracked up Angel

Katie Westmoreland

Cost $25.00


Make this adorable angel. She's all "crackled "up! Will also learn how to float shade and embellish.


Students should bring an apron.

Friday 2 Hour Classes - 3:00-5:00

Spiraling Knot

Nancy Amburgey

Cost $25.00


 The knotted gourd technique will teach you to tie a knot on a banana gourd with two different methods.  One with and one without a spiral.  The student will have an elegant gourd by using chair cane (rattan) to tie a knot.  Students will first apply coloring and a sealer to a 5-7" banana gourd.  Next will be the process of wrapping the cane around the gourd to tie a knot.  The gourds can be used decoratively with a base or hung on a stand.  They also make wonderful ornaments.  


Students should finish both gourds in class.  However, if they do not, instructions will be provided to finish on their own.


Students Must Bring:

 a sharp pair of POINTED scissors or a utility knife (X-acto), apron, gloves and a heat gun.

Dragonfly necklace

Katie Westmoreland

Cost $25.00


A dragonfly necklace in an eggshell technique. This is a fun and fast class. Perfect for summer


Students Should Bring:

 Apron

Betsey's Clip-On Chickens

Betsey Sloan

Cost $20.00


If you want to add a best seller at low cost to your inventory for shows, here is a cute clip-on chicken. Gourds will be


Students must bring:


Bring a willingness to have fun, paint brushes, a water jar.

Good Luck Dragonfly

Karen Beckelman

Cost $25.00


In this class, students will create a dragonfly made with a gourd stem and gourd shard wings.  They will complete one dragonfly and prepare another one to take home.

Florida Blue Crab Santa

Sharon Holmes

Cost $20.00


Make a Florida Blue (real) Crab Santa ornament