Saturday Afternoon - 1:00-5:00

Tribute to Gustav

Debbie Wilson

Cost: $37.00


Make your tribute to Gustav Klimt with carving lines, swirls and circles with a inverted cone and then applying the magic with a a variety of mixed media in color. Transtint, acrylic, lumiere, and heat set inks all create the shimmering affect. Carving pattern is super simple and just requires two  3/32 bits, a small ball and a small inverted cone.  Color choices are up to participants with guidance of instructor on color theory.


Students Must Bring:

Apron, rotary tool with  that can use 3/32 bits. a small round ball and an inverted cone are two bits needed, what comes in the basic ( 5  different bits, 3/32) dremel pack of bits is great. Mask, gloves 

Turtle Pyrography Sampler

Jenn Avery

Cost: $49.00


Ever wonder how to get all those different effects from your pyrography tool?  Maybe you invested in a good pyrography tool and you never used it!  This is the time for you to blow the dust off and take it out of the box!  We will go over many different pyrography techniques using a variety of pens.  I take the time to go over your technique individually to help you correct mistakes and develop your skills.   And in the end, you will have a cute turtle complete with all you learned!


Students Must Bring:

Variable temperature pyrography tool with nibs that you will be able to burn lines, shade and dots with.  I recommend a spear, bent spear shader and a medium ball nib, but we can work with what you have.

Blowin' In the Wind

Karen Beckelman

Cost: $50.00


Students will learn how to create a beautiful wind chime for their house or garden.  Paint this wind chime using  the Donna Dewberry one-stroke technique with Karen, one of her Certifying Masters.  If you have ever wanted to try this fabulous technique, come take the class with Karen.  Students will then seal with polyurethane and attach the wind chime inside the gourd.  Students should be able to complete the entire project in class.


Students Must Bring:

Variable temperature pyrography tool with nibs that you will be able to burn lines, shade and dots with.  I recommend a spear, bent spear shader and a medium ball nib, but we can work with what you have.

Stained Glass Window

Sheryl Scott

Cost: $50.00


you will create a beautiful landscape that looks like a stained glass window on a canteen gourd.  Using basic woodburning techniques and memories inks and pearlesence powders.  The canteen gourd will then have a woven rim using seagrass and waxed linen and the final step we will secure the gourd to a base. 


Students Must Bring:

Woodburner with a skew or blade tip, small paint brushes, hot glue gun, craft dryer, tapestry needle

Candy Anyone?

Terry and Sandy Jordan

Cost: $50.00


Elvis and Elvira are asking the question, "Candy Anyone?"  Come make this adorable Giraffe Candy Dish with Terry.  You can make either Elvis or Elvira.  Your candy dish will sit on the giraffes back.  Gourds are used for the candy dish and head.  Quikwood and dowels are used for legs and features.  Students may or may not have time to paint but Sandy will discuss with you the painting requirements (Sandy will have paint available if you have time.  Sandy will also discuss adding a rim, but the rim is not part of the class.)

Student must bring:

ONE-STROKE BRUSHES (If you cannot find these brushes, Sandy will have some for purchase--$18):  Paint Water Basin and Small paint brushes, apron

Dipper Wall Weave

Betsey Sloan

Cost: $45.00


Using a dipper gourd that is provided, students will learn how to use smoked reed to create the framework for this wall design.  Then using a variety of materials such as yarn, dyed reed, kudzu, grapeviine, seagrass and more, they will execute a simple over/under weave and will add more spokes as needed.  


Students must bring:


An apron or coverup, a towel, water bucket, awl if you have one, clothespins or clips, reed scissors.