Florida Gourd Society, Inc.

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FRIDAY FEBRUARY 22nd  1:00 PM - 5:00 PM


F-PM-1

Bead Gourdious

CLASSROOM #1
Instructor: Tonya Cubeta
Class Fee: $40 member, $45 non-member
Skill Level: All
Max # of students: 15 Min #:  3

Description: You will learn to weave wax linen around a small gourd (size and style will vary).  There will be a braided border to finish and beads added to the necklace.  Many colors to choose from.  You may not finish in class, but will know how to finish.

Students Should Bring: scissors

 

 

 

 

F-PM-2

“Eat More Candy”

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

Description: The turkey is recommending “Eat More Candy” for Thanksgiving by hiding in a burlap sack and offering candy in a dish.  Students will make this delightful turkey candy dish complete with top hat and feathers.  Quikwood is used to create the turkey and the burlap sack. Gourds are used for the candy dish and bottom of the burlap sack.  Sandy will take pictures to create a step-out that will then be sent to all students via email in the class.  The candy dish rim and mod podge in the inside of the bowl is not part of the class.

Students Should Bring: apron, old paint brushes, water basin

 

 

 

F-PM-3

Winged Things


CLASSROOM #3-A
Instructor: Karen Beckelman
Class Fee:  $45 member, $50 non-member
Skill Level:  All
Max # of students: 12 Min #:1

Description:  In this class, students will create 3 “winged things” ornaments, an owl, cardinal, and a bee.  They will create the ornaments using quikwood on gourds.  These are perfect to hang on a wooly tree.

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

F-PM-4

Poppy Flower Birdhouse

CLASSROOM #3-B
Instructor: Connie Williams
Class Fee: $40 member, $45 non-member
Skill Level: All
Max # of students: 10 Min #:1

Description: Come learn to paint this lovely poppy and wiggle leaf birdhouse.  Paint this birdhouse using the Donna Dewberry one stroke technique with Connie, one of her Certifying Masters. If you have every wanted to try this fabulous technique, come take the class with Connie.

Students Should Bring: Donna Dewberry paint brush starter set, water basin, pencil and an apron. (Brush sets (10 brushes in set) are available from the instructor for $18)

 

F-PM-5

Making Beads, etc. to adorn gourds

CLASSROOM #4-A


Instructor: Judy Roberts
Class Fee: $45 member, $50 non-member
Skill Level: All
Max # of students: 12 Min #:1

Description: Students will learn a variety of techniques to make beads and other attachments to add to their gourds.  You will use Tyvek, embossing powders, clay and stamps among other techniques to create your one of a kind embellishment plus instructions to add wire, threads, etc. to your creation.  Many ideas will be discussed for your use in the future.

Students Should Bring: An embossing gun, along with basics such as scissors, brushes etc.  While I have never been bothered by or noticed odors from using the heat gun, if you are sensitive to smells you may want a mask.  Also jewelry pliers if you have them.  I have some to share.  And a fun and willing attitude to create and enjoy.

 

F-PM-6

Pine Needle Wall Clock

CLASSROOM #4-B
Instructor: Barb Nelson
Class Fee: $60 member, $65 non-member
Skill Level: All
Max # of students: 12 Min#: 2

Description: Create a functional Pine Needle Wall Clock that will serve you for years to come.  Some prior pine needle experience recommended.  Click here for more photos.

Students Should Bring: Everything will be supplied but students should feel free to bring their own favorite coiling tools.

 

F-PM-7

Partridge in a Pear Tree

CLASSROOM TBD
Instructor: Debra Maerz
Class Fee: $50 member, $55 non-member
Skill Level: All
Max # of students: 8 Min #:4
Description: In this class students will spend their time painting the design of a Partridge in a Pear Tree.  The design will already be placed on the gourd by the instructor. The paints will include acrylic ink and acrylic paints.,  You will then add embellishments of rhinestones, paper leaves and an LED tealight.  You should be able to go home with a completed ornament.

Students Should Bring: painting supplies, water bucket, brushes:  small round sizes 2, 4, 6, ½ flat, ¼ angle or shader.

 

F-PM-8

Five Petal Flowers with Mud

CLASSROOM TBD
Instructor: Judy Nicewicz
Class Fee: $73 member, $78 non-member
Skill Level: All
Max # of students: 12 Min#: 4

Description:Beginner class for mudding. Students will learn to use supplies properly. They will practice flowers and leaves and then put on gourd. Cost of mudding kit included in class fee. Teacher provides Margot Clarks Mudding Kit which you will take home at the end of class. If you sign up for more than one of the mudding classes the kit fee of $38 will be deducted from the class fee as you will only need one kit for the classes.

Students Should Bring: Gourd Base coated with acrylic paint, water basin or cup, paper towels, everything else is in kit.

 

F-PM-9

Advanced Pyrography—Cats and Dogs

CLASSROOM #5


Instructor: Fonda Haddad
Class Fee: $40 member, $45 non-member
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Max # of students: 12 Min #:1

Description: Advanced Pyrography—Cats and Dogs.  Reviewing basic wood burning techniques, including choosing a good design, placement on the gourd, and selection of gourds for woodburning.  I will have several dog and cat pictures to choose from, but if you want a specific breed or your own pet you must send me information in advance, fondahaddad@cfl.rr.com.  Emphasis will be on fur and patterns in each breed.  You may make them into treat jars if you like or leave the gourd whole. 

Students Should Bring: thermostatic controlled woodburner with writing tip and shading tip.  I usually use Colwood “C” and “J”, but small, medium and large ball will work or other brands for detail and shading.  I have several woodburners and tips but not enough for the whole class.

 

F-PM-10

Butterfly Vase


CLASSROOM #7
Instructor: Sheryl Scott
Class Fee: $40 member, $45 non-member
Skill Level: All
Max # of students: 15 Min #:1

Description: Using a large Bottle gourd, we will woodburn butterflies all over.  Then we will put a finish on it and weave a pine needle rim across the top.

Students Should Bring: woodburner, blade tip and small ball tip

 

F-PM-11

Woodburned Quilt

CLASSROOM #8
Instructor: Katie Westmoreland
Class Fee: $50 member, $55 non-member
Skill Level: All
Max # of students: 10 Min #:4
Description: Woodburned quilt on a cannonball gourd.

Students Should Bring: woodburner and favorite tips. Not necessary to cut into the gourd but won’t hurt it either.

 

 

 

 

 

F-PM-12

Southwestern Bear Pot

CLASSROOM #9
Instructor: Bev Snyder
Class Fee: $50 member, $55 non-member
Skill Level: All
Max # of students: 8 Min #:2

Description: This is a classic southwestern design favored by Robert Rivera and other artists, sure to please the discriminating view.  The breath arrow on the bear indicates whether s/he is a teacher or a student on the spiritual path.  The choice is yours to make as you execute the design to symbolize your own journey on the good red road.  Students will be painting a bushel gourd, then adding embellishments to create this Bear Pot bowl.

Students Should Bring: drill, paint brushes (small and medium), scissors, 8” bushel gourd, pencil or pen, 3/32 or 1/8 drill bit.

 

F-PM-13

The Art of Spray Painting

CLASSROOM TBD
Instructor: Greer Peters
Class Fee: $35 member, $40 non-member
Skill Level: All
Max # of students: 10 Min #:4

Description: This is a good class for Beginners or new intermediates and so much fun with a lot of WOW moments.  You can see the colors we are using; blues and greens or reds and yellows your choice.  You will receive my TIPS ON CREATIVE PAINTING SHEET AND WE WILL GO STEP BY STEP.  We will talk about color theory and placement of color and you will experiment on your gourd with light colors, then darker ones.  Then we will talk about stencils and wood burn around them with lots of practice in starting and stopping lines.  Then you will experiment with the new GourdMaster Fili-point burr to make micro-filigree, and cut out the top of your gourd to practice close cutting a pattern.  You should finish one gourd.  Gourds are 10”-11” tall.

Students Should Bring: a variable temperature wood burner, if you do not have one, borrow one from a friend, Fili-point burr and carving tool like, Dremal or other brand.  Mask for paint and gourd fumes, nitrile disposable gloves, water cup and old brush for painting inside of gourd, if you can’t spray paint, heat gun and extension cord.

 

Volunteer Session—F-PM-14