Art Gourds

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Art Gourd I - Gourd Gracious! - Pat Davis
Learn how to create geometric patterns that fit on 3 dimensional objects (gourds). Develop pyrography (wood-burning) skills by burning your design on a gourd. Then add a flex shaft tool to your repertoire to explore texturing, inlay, and filigree techniques. Embellish it all with paints, dyes, gold leaf, or whatever else falls out of the tool box. Finish and protect your projects with waxes or sealers. Class fee includes gourds and materials needed to complete class projects.

Lab Fee: $100.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0
Prerequisites: None

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Art Gourds I - Vivian King
Are you ready to embark on a journey into the captivating work of ArtGourds? Join us for a week of creativity and fun that will fill your spirit with happiness creating one-of-a-kind wood burned ArtGourds done just by you. This class is for anyone who wishes to explore the elusive art of creation. There are no rules to learn or major techniques to be mastered, just a hands-on medium that will bring you years of enjoyment. We will cover the basics of cutting and preparing gourds you will not have to do these during class, but demonstration will allow you to be able to prepare your own pieces at home. Next, we will cover coming up with and applying your own concepts and designs. There will be practice time to help you feel more confident then, the most exciting part of all, burning (pyrography) your design onto the gourd and embellishing the design. Before you know it, you will have transformed your initial idea into your first ArtGourd creation for all to enjoy. Lab fee includes gourd pieces for three projects. Additional material may be purchased. If you have a variable-temperature wood burner, bring it with you. Remember to bring glasses or magnification if needed, and do not forget to pack your enthusiasm it is the best tool there is.

Lab Fee: $100.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0
Prerequisites: None

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