Saturday All Day Classes - 8:30-5:00


Mixed Media Leghorn Rooster


Robin Bryson

Cost: $75.00

Combine new styles and techniques such as wood burning, quick wood sculpt and egg shells, to create a unique rooster with your own personal touch.

Students Must Bring:

Clear Elmer's glue, awl, tweezers, wood burner. xacto knife, knife with a rounded tip, carver with drill bits, egg shells at least 6 eggs, (remove the membrane with bleach, it should peel right off), eye protection and face mask.


Sea Shell Fitted Lid Gourd Basket


Vicki Echols

Cost: $80.00

You will learn how to coil pine needles onto a prepared fancy sea shell while incorporating beads into your work. You will use the beads to fill in the gaps to turn an odd shape into a round one. Shaping techniques will be emphasized to help you get a well-fitted lid. This lid is made in two parts so you will learn how

to attach a new pine needle coil to the piece of the lid you have just created. Some pine needle weaving experience will be very helpful.

Students Must Bring:

Sharp scissors, jewelry wire cutters & small needle nose pliers.


Enhanced Pyrography with Color Pencils


Karen Brown

Cost: $55.00

In this all day class students will select an image from the three sheets of images (20 different sheets to choose from) Included in the class, render it with their wood burner and then add color to the image using professional grade color pencils. You'll learn about the different pens/tips, and their uses, Different techniques that can be used with color pencils and how to blend them. An extensive handout also comes with this class. We will be burning on bass wood tiles NOT GOURDS for this class. A set of color pencils is included in your class fee! 


The Curious Cat


Laurie Weiand

Cost: $65.00

I designed this class for the student that has experience working with Quick wood. With that said, I will guide you in the techniques needed to apply the Quick wood onto the cats legs and form the paws, along with the tail. Once the body is completed, the painting process will begin.The head will already be formed and ready to paint, with the exception of the ears, they will have to be added on. Once painted, we will add the eyes, whiskers and a collar to show your cats wonderful character. The cats head can actually turn and move from side to side, for that perfect pose!  Student will make one of these Curious Cats.

Students must bring:

Rubber gloves, apron, heat gun or blow dryer to help speed up the paint drying. If you want to bring your own paint brushes that is fine. We will be using a filbert grainer specifically for the cats hair.


"Under-Wrap" Class


Sue Tabor

Cost: $90.00

Want a little mystery or a surprise class. Register to paint a "winter" gourd.  You will be a "guinea pig" for one of my next designs that will be released this fall.


Alcohol Ink Matryoska Nesting Dolls


Jennifer Lex Wojnar

Cost: $75.00

In this creative class, student will be guided through the use of Alcohol inks to paint 3 sizes of bottle gourds to replicate Matryoska Nesting Dolls (Note: dolls will not be cut open to nest). The instructor will make stencils and patterns available to assist in creating doll faces and traditional Matryoska dress patterns. Alcohol ink markers will be introduced and applied to the designs to sharpen lines to provide a clean, finished look. The instructor will also discuss how to properly seal gourds that have had alcohol inks applied to them.

Students are recommended to bring an Apron. All other materials will be supplied by the instructor. A selection of Alcohol ink colors will be available for use, but feel free to bring your own for a wider range of colors.


Bright Poppy Vase


Troy Tatum

Cost: $95.00

In this fun  day long class the student will design their own poppy vase utilizing the preprinted poppy flowers, buds and leaves on  stick and burn sheets. Simply cut out and position the flowers and buds, draw in the stems and add the leaves. Next we will burn the top row of poppies and cut off around the design to create the cut-away top. Wood burn the stems and leaves and color with alcohol inks to get the bright colors. Because of the very involved design and the amount of woodburning, the vase may not be finished in class but we will work on the top rim and front face first and color those portions before going on to other areas so everyone does the entire process in class.

Students will need a variable temperature pyrography tool with a writing nib or small ball nib pen. Students should bring a rotary tool with a Welburn's filigree burr if they have one. The instructor will have a rotary carving machines set up for student use. We will be utilizing alcohol inks so beware if allergic.