Florida Gourd Society, Inc.

Friday AM | Friday PM | Saturday AM | Saturday PM | Sunday AM

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 23rd  1:30 pM - 5:00 PM

F-PM-1

Apple Gourd Fairy Birdhouse

Instructor: Connie Williams and Karen Beckelman
CLASSROOM #1
Class Fee: $40 member, $45 non-member
Skill Level: All
Max # of students: 10
Min #:  1

Description: Come join the fun and learn the Dewberry one-stroke technique from two of her Masters, Connie and Karen.  The student will be instructed in how to use Plaid's new mini-stencils to create this wonderful fairy birdhouse on an apple gourd.  The student will use their imagination and creativity to create there own Fairy dream house.  No two houses will ever be alike.  Your feathered friends will indeed be ready to move into this wonderful "dreamy" house.

Instructor Will Provide: Gourd (cut, cleaned and ready to paint), Paint, stencils, hanger, paper plates, paper towels,  and tutorial.

Students Should Bring: Donna Dewberry One Stroke Basic Acrylic Brush Set:
3/4” Flat Brush, #12 Flat Brush , 1/2” Scruffy Brush, #2 Script Liner
(these can be purchased from Connie at her cost of $18,Water Basin, Sharp Pencil
scissors and water bucket

 

F-PM-2

Boo to You

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instructor: Terry and Sandy Jordan
CLASSROOM #2
Class Fee: $50 member, $55 non-member
Skill Level: All
Max # of students: 10
Min#:  1

Description: 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 inthe 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.  What a wonderful way to not “stay in the dark” on a spooky Halloween night.

Instructor Will Provide: Gourds (cut and cleaned) to create ghost, all paint, stencils and/or patterns,  quikwood, Turkish beads, lamp base and lamp kit, polyurethane, and tutorial

Students Should Bring: ONE-STROKE BRUSHES (If you cannot find these brushes, Sandy will have some for purchase--$18): small awl, drill with small bits, Paint Water Basin and Small paint brushes, apron

F-PM-3

Lace It Up!

Instructor: Sherry Briscoe
CLASSROOM #3
Class Fee: $45 member, $50 non-member
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Max # of students: 12
Min #: 2

Description: In this class, there will be a discussion of how to properly prepare the gourd and set up the lacing design.  Students will learn how to use GourdMaster (GM) products (ink dyes/metallic inks/Formula 49/varnishes/protecting wax/etc.) and then they will color and seal their gourds.  They will learn two methods of lacing and will complete the lacing designs on their bowl.  When the lacing is finished, they will add a concho to the design.

Instructor Will Provide: a cleaned, cut, sanded, drilled gourd; GM Ink Dyes, Metallic Inks, Formula 49, Varnish, Protecting Wax; Concho; QuikWood; Leather lacing (choice of 2-3 colors); clothespins/clamps; awls; felt squares; vinyl gloves; paper towels; extra scissors for those who may not have them; tutorial with full-color photo of completed project in a vinyl sheet cover; and a heat gun for those who may not have one.

Students Should Bring: Apron/Smock to protect their clothing (inks will stain), sharp scissors, and a heat gun (not a hair drier)

F-PM-4

“Gourdiva” Plant Poke

Instructor: Judy Roberts
CLASSROOM #4
Class Fee: $30 member, $35 non-member
Skill Level: All
Max # of students: 15
Min #:1

Description: You will learn placement techniques for facial features.  Easy face painting, and use of rake brush for the hair.

Instructor Will Provide: Small gourd pre-drilled, skewer or dowel rod, laces trims, hat, paint.  Will also have an extra rake brush or two for student use.

Students Should Bring: Small filbert or round brush to base coat face.

 

 

F-PM-5

Beautiful Bowls made with Your Basic Gourd Tools

Instructor: Reagan Bitler
CLASSROOM TBD
Class Fee: $35 member, $40 non-member
Skill Level: All
Max # of students: 12
Min #:1

Description: This great class will guide participants through the use of three basic gourd tools...wood burner, mini saw, and power carver…to create a beautiful mini bowl.  Students will be able to choose between a fall oak leaf pattern or a basic eight petal flower pattern.  The instructor will provide tips on deep, dark line burning, the basics of using a mini saw, and the use of a power carver for a stippling process.  Gourds will be finished using Wuertz Wonder Inks.

Instructor Will Provide: Cut and cleaned craft ready gourd, Wuertz Wonder inks, and sealer.

STUDENTS MUST BRING: Wood burner with a skew tip for lining, MicroLux Gourd Saw (Mini Saw) with extra blades, power carver of their choice with a variety of round burrs and a heat gun suitable to set inks.

 

F-PM-6

Black and White Double

Instructor: Debbie Wilson
CLASSROOM #7
Class Fee: $50 member, $55 non-member
Skill Level: All
Max # of students: 12
Min#: 3

Description: Make a wonderful contrasting art piece by spiral slewing natural round reed on black round reed with a dyed black gourd as the background, finish off your piece with a simple triple twine and double braided rim.

Instructor Will Provide: all reed, gourds prepped , dyed , drilled and sprayed, and  instructional packet  

Students Should Bring: water bucket, scissors, towel , apron

F-PM-7

Indian Maiden

Instructor: Katie Westmoreland
CLASSROOM #5
Class Fee: $45 member, $50 non-member
Skill Level: All
Max # of students: 15
Min #:2

Description: Student will woodburn, carve, and decorate with transparent acrylics. 

Instructor Will Provide: gourd (prepared) and all other supplies

Students Should Bring: Woodburner with knife or writing tip.  Carver (rotary tool), bits, to remove outer shell of gourd and ball bits various sizes, mask, apron, earplugs.

 

F-PM-8

Seaside Gourds

Instructor: Fonda Haddad

CLASSROOM TBD
Class Fee: $40 member, $45 non-member
Skill Level: All
Max # of students: 10
Min #:1

Description: We will be creating a small to medium gourd bowl with a variety of sea shore embellishments in wood burned and/or painted designs. Areas will be cut out of the gourd and woven with sea grass or cocopomosa infloresences creating a textured design.

Instructor Will Provide: Everything will be provided including a pre-cut and cleaned gourd , paint, fibers (sea grass and inflorescences), the instructor has several wood burners and mini jig saws to share.

Students Should Bring: Students are encouraged to bring mini jig saws and wood burners if they have them.

 

F-PM-9

Wall Pocket

Instructor: Laraine Short
CLASSROOM #9
Class Fee: $40 member, $45 non-member
Skill Level: All
Max # of students: 10
Min #:3

Description: This wall pocket is inked then carved. operated light.  Flowers not included.

Instructor Will Provide: All supplies for hanging are supplied plus a battery.

Students Should Bring: Carver with a small round burr and a dust mask.

 

 

 

 

 

F-PM-10

Cat in Blue

Instructor: Betsey Sloan
CLASSROOM #8
Class Fee: $50 member, $55 non-member
Skill Level: All
Max # of students: 12
Min #:6

Description: This project looks like stained glass once the final material is added. Students will begin with pattern transfer and woodburning of the cat image. After painting the image, they will place adhesive lead strips to define areas and then add Crystal 3D Lacquer.  After drying, a wax will be applied to finish the gourd.

Instructor Will Provide: Tutorial, pattern, transfer tape, adhesive lead, paints and brushes, disposable gloves, alcohol inks

Students Should Bring: BRING  A cleaned gourd with a pattern size 5” tall x 4” wide, Exacto knive, regular ball point pen, woodburner and favorite tip, small sharp straight scissors.

 

Volunteer Session—F-PM-11