Thursday Afternoon - 1:30-5:30

Stamped and Woven

Debbie Wilson

Cost: $45.00


 Use stamps with permanent ink to decorate a gourd cut with a squared opening. Weaving will include learning how to twine, and triple twine and a woven border. Materials used include twine, jute and round reed. 


Student must bring:

apron, scissors, awl ( weaverite tools ) if you have them

Scott Southern Sheep

Sheryl Scott

Cost: $45.00


You will get to work with a wonderfully funky African Warty gourd, you will add facial features, feet, and a tail from quikwood.  We will then paint the sheep and color and the final touches of features with acrylic paint. 


Student must bring:

Paint brushes, water basin, gloves if you are sensitive to quikwood, clay tools if you want ( I use my hands and fingers to shape) , craft dryer.

Dragonfly Soleil

Jenn Avery

Cost: $49.00

Learn how to burn a realistic dragonfly with detailed wings.  Then, add variegated gold metal leaf for a stunning effect.  I take the time to work with you individually to help you develop your pyrography skills.

Students Must Bring:

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

I will provide everything else to complete the class.

"Speckled Chicken"

Laurie Weiand

Cost: $55.00


This chicken is something to "Cluck" about! Made with a 4" wartie gourd and broom corn for a tail. There will be 2 of these chickens to make. One chicken will be ready to paint, then embellished with Quick Wood for it's comb and waddle. Add the broom corn for it's fancy tail and it will be ready to show off. The second wartie chicken you will learn how to do the fancy design on its neck and head. Due to the technique having to dry and set for 24 hrs. You will be able to finish the rest at your own convenience. You will go home with the supplies needed to finish this chicken.


Student 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 and a medium ball nib, but we can work with what you have.  


Students must bring:

Apron, rubber gloves, heat gun or blow dryer.

Mini Drums

Karen Beckelman

Cost: $45.00


Students will learn to make 2 small ornament drums.  Stain the gourd and paint a small design.  Learn to place the drum head on the gourd and lace the drum head to the gourd.  You will also add decorative beads.


Student 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 and a medium ball nib, but we can work with what you have.  


Students must bring:

an apron/smock to protect their clothes,, pencil, water basin, and brushes. (Brush sets (10 brushes in set) are available from the instructor for $18.

Cows and Horses

Judi Fleming

Cost: $30.00


Learn to make these adorable little cow and horse ornaments from small Chinese bottle gourds. You'll learn QuikWood, sculpting and painting shading basics. You will make two ornaments in this class. 


Students should bring an apron

Coiling 'Round the Tenerife

Tina Handrop

Cost: $50.00


Students will learn to weave an abstract Tenerife design on a  gourd shard; using various types of materials & adding beads; then the students will coil with waxed thread a rim around the gourd shard to create a beautiful ornament or wall hanging; lastly they will add a 4 braided chain to hang their lovely creation with.  


Students must bring:

Sharp scissors; heat gun or hair dryer; apron 

Chip Carved Gourd

Crystal Lemmon

Cost: $55.00


Students will learn the technique of "chip carving" on a gourd using a wood gouge. Students will practice the technique on gourd pieces, design their pattern then chip carve the gourd.  They will learn how to carve an area to inlay a gemstone of their choice. 


Students should bring some type of leather glove to be worn on their non-dominant hand.

Carved Hummingbird

Betsey Sloan

Cost: $50.00


Students will create a beautiful hummingbird landing on a flower by using a variety of carving bits.  The thick gourd will be provided.  Students will learn how to remove the gourd skin and how to define the design element. Painting the design is not included and doesn't need to be done at all.