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

Tri-Loopy Gourd Basket & Porcelain Beads

Vicki Echols

Cost: $80.00

This is a fun class where you will learn how to incorporate beads into your pine needle coiling. A variety of stitches will be learned as well as shaping techniques and how to invisibly finish off your "ends".  We will be using glycerinated pine needles, waxed lined and porcelain beads to create a unique gourd basket. The gourds are all prepared by me and ready to weave, so all you have to do is coil and create. There will be a variety of porcelain beads for your selection. This class covers quite a bit and most students should be able to finish. A detailed tutorial will be emailed after the class.

Students must bring:

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

The Galaxy Cat

Robin Bryson

Cost: $75.00

Create a spectacular ink dye cat design, enhanced with pen and ink dots.

Students must bring:

A clean cut & ready gourd slightly bigger than the pattern size which is 7"H x 7"W. You may cut the top of if you wish, heat gun, power strip and extension cord. small needle nose pliers

Antler Bowls with paper twist

Karen Brown

Cost: $40.00

Each student will learn how to coil paper twist onto a gourd bowl rim and attach an antler to the bowl while coiling the rim. The students will select their own color theme for their piece from bowl color, paper twist color, thread , and the antler they'll use for their project. All materials will be provided by the teacher for this fun filled class. Additional dry natural materials will be available to add even more to your pieces. 

Hammered Metal Box

Jodi Dingivan

Cost: $65.00

You will carve and inlay leather trim also learn how to do hammered metal paint inside and outside apply beaded handle.

Students must bring:

Drill ,bits, exacto knife, heat gun Carver, burrs,  paint brush

Thursday Morning Classes - 8:30-11:30

"Old World Santa"

Laurie Weiand

Cost: $45.00

We will be using a penguin gourd and we will turn it into an "Old World" style Santa. From forming the face out of Quick Wood and a face mold, to painting him with acrylic paint. This Santa will be a "Stand Out" with his wooly beard and a evergreen crown. Perfect for your Christmas display! 

Gourds will vary in size, from 7"-10" in hight, all depending on the curve in the neck of the Penguin gourd. I will supply the gourd as well.

Students must bring:

Apron, heat gun or blow dryer, rubber gloves and a hot glue gun.

Chipmunk Pyrography

Jenn Avery

Cost: $44.00

Sharpen your pyrography skills by burning this cute chipmunk!  We will talk about achieving a natural look to your pyrography scene and burning textures.  Some experience in pyrography is helpful, but not absolutely necessary.  Individual attention is always a priority in my classes, and I will meet you at your level!

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 is a must! 

I will provide everything else you will need.

Ridin' the Wave Punk Style

Terry and Sandy Jordan

Cost: $50.00

"Steampunk" is a subgenre of the steampunk movement in science fiction. It is a mixture of the Victorian era's romantic view of science in literature and elements from the Industrial Revolution in Europe during the 1800s. Students will learn to create this wonderful punked sea turtle from gourd and gourd pieces. 

They will start the "steam punk" process by adding silver foil to the already prepared turtle blank (students will be given templates for turtle front/back fins and instructions on how it was created). They will learn how to create a tarnished, metallic, riveted look. After completing the turtle, they will then apply stain color of choice. Next they will start adding the Turtle's punk embellishments with pieces of old jewelry, wire, cogs, washers, charms, coins, gears, wheels, etc. You can embellish your Punked Turtle with a little or a lot. You are limited only by your imagination and creativity.

Students must bring:

Scissors (bring those that can get sticky not your good ones), paint brushes, old jewelry if you like (this will be cut up), DAP Rapid Fuse All Purpose Adhesive (this can be found at Lowes or Home Depot), apron, jewelry cutters/pliers.

Blooming Dreams

Nancy Amburgey

Cost: $50.00

A small wall hanging will be made by wood burning and painting a flower during the class.  In addition, the center of the flower will include a dream catcher.  Lastly, the student can add feathers and possibly some beads to finalize the project.  Students should finish the gourd in class.  However, if they do not, instructions will be provided to finish on their own.  The instructor will bring all supplies.

Polymer Clay Embellishments for Gourds

Anna Fountain

Cost: $40.00

You will learn how to prepare polymer clay for use, create textures on the clay, cut and create designs as well as color your design before baking. You will make multiple pieces to include cabochons you can use for inlay on gourds.

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.