Saturday Morning Classes - 8:30-11:30


Celtic Gold Leaf Statement Necklace


Jenn Avery

Cost: $47.00

Make a statement with this large sized Celtic gourd piece pendant.  We will use pyrography to burn on the design, and then use variegated gold leaf to give it an exquisite shine.  We will talk a little about Celtic design and how you can vary it to make it your own.  Learn how to burn nice crisp lines!

This class is for all levels of experience.

Students Must Bring:

Bring a variable temperature pyrography tool, pyro pens with a line drawing nib- like a skew or spear tip, and a shader nib.  A ball or writing nib is also helpful. 

I will provide everything else you will need, including the findings and chain.


Leaves and Checkers


Debbie Wilson

Cost: 37.00

 Carve  fanciful leaves filled with doodle designs against a carved checker board backdrop.  By putting two designs against each other , you are creating a 3-d impression. Only one small straight  or small ball bit required with your rotary tool. We will not be adding on the  rim, though I will have hand out on how to do the coiled rim.

Students Must Bring:

Apron, mask, rotary tool with either dental bits or small ball or straight bits 3/32 or 3/64 in size. please make sure that your rotary tool will accept these bits, with either collets or a rotary head that is adjustable.




Karen Beckelman

Cost: 50.00

Come make this wonderful apple gourd basket with Karen.  The student will learn how to create their "basket" by woodburning the gourd to look like a woven basket.  The student will then complete the inside of the basket using mod podge and fabric.

Students Must Bring:

Student will need to bring a variable temperature woodburner with a 

skew or knife tip, and apron, a mask and a small foam brush.


Birds & Bees Mixed Media On Gourd Shards


Susan Crowe

Cost: $30.00

Four gourd art classes in one! We will explore all new ideas for mixed media on 2 1/2 inch gourd shards. Techniques will include: Plaster, stenciling, stamping, ink jet image transfers, tissue transfers and embossing.

 I will teach you how to make your own raised and transparent embellishments. But the icing on the cake is the introduction of Powertex's newest product, Powerwax! Your mini masterpieces can be turned into necklace pendants, frig magnets, ornaments and more. 


My Happy Santa


Joyce Shelton

Cost: $35.00

The students in this class will learn about facial features and how to paint them.  They will sculpt with Quick Wood and create a fur texture.  I will encourage each student to use objects they have on hand to do this.  The class will paint with acrylic paints.  Hopefully, this will become your favorite ornament.  His picture is on the back cover of our last issue (Fall 2018) The Gourd Magazine.  This is my original design.

Students should bring:  apron or some kind of clothing cover-up; an assortment of paint brushes and a water container.


Cattails and Dragonflies


Maria  Garber

Cost: 60.00

 In this class I will introduce you to "Twinkling H2O Watercolors"  We will apply the pattern to your tall body gourd, wood burn it then lightly carve the design.  Then we will learn and paint with the water colors. This is a fun project to learn how to use Twinkling H2O.

Students must bring:

A tall body gourd (7"wide x 10-12" tall) cleaned inside and out, heat tool or blow dryer, wood burner and tips to apply pattern and a carver with small round bits and a good quality dust mask.


Cave Horses


Dee Byrant

Cost: $55.00

Students will learn to use crackle paint on a precleaned

Gourd bowl as a background and then paint prehistoric cave art horses on top. They will finish the pot with a simple pine needle rim .Class is suitable for all levels .All materials provided


Sammy Seahorse


Diane Ricker

Cost: $60.00

Come swim with Sammy as we create his cute little chest and backside with quick wood. See how easy to put a banana gourd with a TN spinner to create a little sea "critter"‚

Teacher provides: All supplies to create Sammy

Student should bring: gloves for hand protection with quick wood, an Apron and be ready to have a happy day!



Fanciful Gourd Fish


Cara Bevan

Cost: $40.00

Things are getting fishy in here... We're going to be making fanciful gourd fish from egg gourds! I will show you how to use sheet plastic to make intricate waving fins and then sculpt their faces with Quikwood clay. We will be painting them too. Each fish will get a wooden base so it's ready to display and enjoy. You will leave the class with one completed gourd fish.

Students should bring their preferred sculpting tools



Egg Gourd Kaliedoscope


Ellen Tatum

Cost: $50.00

These Kaleidoscopes make  marvelous gifts and they are good sellers.  Anyone can make these.  They are beautiful and your finished project will be your own personal designs.  We will go through the each step and while yours is drying we will move onto the painting process with pre-dried egg gourds ready for you to paint.  You will learn each step.  


Stained Glass Gourd


Crystal Lemmon

Cost: $45.00

Students will wood burn a butterfly and flower on a gourd, then using metallic paint and black cord will make the rest of the gourd resemble stained glass. 

Students should bring a wood burner.


The Gilded Gourd Pendant


Joy Jackson-Bedsole

Cost: $35.00

Students will use gilding flakes to create a beautiful Tennessee Spinner Gourd pendant.  A gourd charm will be attached to the bottom of the pendant and a variety of 24" chains will be available to choose from to complete the piece of jewelry.

To get this class spinning right away, each student will receive a prepared gourd, with one eye screw in each top and bottom, along with items to use to make these small spinners easier to handle while painting and applying the leafing.  There will be handouts and discussion on different gilding and metal leafing techniques.

Students must bring a pen or pencil, two pairs of chain nose pliers (to connect jump rings), and an apron or cover-up if desired.