Wednesday Afternoon Classes 1:00-5:00pm


Boo Lights Up the Night


Terry and Sandy Jordan

Cost: $50.00

Come work with Terry to create this beautiful Halloween Ghost Lamp.  The student will use Quikwood to create a Happy Boo Ghost ready to bring in the Halloween season.  Sandy will then teach you how to paint the ghost and add silhouettes.  You can choose to add a haunted house, flying witch, bats, a black cat, etc. You are only limited by your imagination.  Then you will add turkish beads around your moon to bring out the light. What a wonderful way to not "stay in the dark"‚ on a spooky Halloween night. 

Students are required to bring:
ONE-STROKE BRUSHES (If you cannot find these brushes, Sandy will have some for purchase--$18): small awl, drill with small bits, (You need a 9/64" (4mm beads) or 7/32" (6 mm beads) your choice). Paint Water Basin and Small paint brushes, apron



Delicate Filigree Star Fish


Robin Bryson

Cost: $70.00

Create a wonderful carved star fish, accented with filigree around it, on a thin gourd. Giving the illusion of depth without deep carving.

Students are required to bring:
Power carver with dremel bits: #110,  #116 & carbide burrs, fine files, dusk mask and eye protection. Power strip and extension cord.



Agate & Mini Gourd Free-Form Basket


Vicki Echols

Cost: $75.00

Here is a great project to use gourds in different ways. Turn them into "Beads"!  We will learn how to coil pine needles onto a prepared agate that is attached to leather.  We will use the ‚"Caps" of the pine needles in our work for added texture. We will be using pine needles that are processed with glycerin so they are gentle on our hands and are extremely flexible. A detailed tutorial will be emailed to students after the class. The jewelry gourds may be dyed prior to weaving.

Students are required to bring:
Sharp scissors, jewelry wire cutters, small needle nose pliers


Cooking with Gourds


Judi Fleming

Cost: $15.00

Learn how to cook with various types of gourds and receive several recipes from many cultures.

Students should bring an apron


Tools of the Trade


Karen Brown

Cost: $30.00

Are you new to gourds? What to know what all the tools we use are for? Or how each one works? Well this is the class for you. I have over 20 years of gourd knowledge and all the toys (I mean tools) to play with. Come and enjoy a day of play and learning hands on with all the tools you may every need. From saws, wood burners, and rotary tools to what you do with all the those burrs. If it's power or hand and it's tools I have it in my collection. Come and see what they do and get hands on with them to see if they are what you want to buy or just don't need. An extensive handout comes with this class. 


Scribbled Burned Leaf


Troy Tatum

Cost: $50.00

 In this fun class we will utilize the often underused technique of scribble burning for the leaf and scribble carving for the rim treatment. . We will first scribble carve the rim border and color it. The students will then burn the outline, midrib and vanes of the leaf and then scribble burn the pattern of the small netted vanes. Then we will blend fall colors together to color the leaves with transparent acrylics. Each student will leave the class with extra leaf patterns to add additional leaves around the gourd if desired.


Gourd Basket Pocketbook


Nancy Basket

Cost: $50.00

 Learn to split kudzu vines, weaving them in a random freeform pattern to cover the outside. Using a simple over/under technique creates the double sided 

open-able cover. Basket gourd provided.