Friday Afternoon Classes

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Let’s Paint         

Instructor: Laraine Short       

Cost: Member—$45, Non-member—$50

Afternoon 1:30 pm — 5:30 pm

Inside Classroom #1

Skill Level: All

Description: A fun easy painting project. Design is base coated with acrylics and shaded with stencil creams. Flowers not included.

Students must bring: Nothing 

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Dipping into Tapestry        

Instructor: Fonda Haddad       

Cost: Member—$50, Non-Member—$55

Afternoon 1:30 pm — 5:30 pm

Outside Classroom #5

Skill Level: All

Description: Dipping into Tapestry-Using a twisted dipper gourd we will embellish all the twists and turns. Holes will be drilled in the stem and warped as a mini-tapestry. The dipper part will be cut out and drilled for a dream catcher with beads and feathers. Every dipper is different so we may get two weavings or can use the curls for other fun. There will be cordage for hanging. 

Students Must Bring: Nothing

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Faux Leather Tooled Gourd Bowl      

Instructor: Troy Tatum        

Cost: Member—$50, Non-Member—$55

Afternoon 1:30 pm — 5:30 pm

Outside Classroom #8

Skill Level: All

Description: This class will guide you step by step through the creation of the look of tooled leather on a 7 to 9-inch gourd bowl. We will use ink dyes and pyrography to create the design and add color and shadows to imitate depth.

Students Must Bring: An adjustable temperature pyrography tool with a Skew pen, a writing point pen and a medium to large ball or other shading tip pen 

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Sampler Pyrography         

Instructor: Debbie Wilson       

Cost: Member—$50, Non-Member—$55

Afternoon 1:30 pm — 5:30 pm

Outside Classroom #9

Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Description: Sampler gourd will include instruction on temperature of tip, burning times, layers of strokes, types of tips and styles of strokes. A simple design of leaves and backgrounds will divide up the space. Instruction on creating shadow and texture will be emphasized.

Students Must Bring: Wood burner with tips, (prefer a shader and large ball) apron, those that need a mask, bring one, pencil, magic erasers. I have 4 available burners that can be reserved. Contact me at artbasgo@gmail.comto reserve.

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Faux Geodes Embellishments       

Instructor: Greer Peters       

Cost: Member—$55, Non-Member—$60

Afternoon 1:30 pm — 5:30 pm

Inside Classroom #TBA

Skill Level: All

Description: You will learn how to create sparkling geode like slabs to use on or in your gourds. You will make at least 2 and perhaps 3 different sizes, 1"x 2", 3"x 2" and 3"x 4", of geodes with paint colors in the blue and purple family plus, glitter and glass crystals. These one of a kind embellishments can be applied on top of your gourd or hang in a cut out space with light behind to make them glow. We will only make the geodes in class as the geode process takes time and needs time to cure, but the instructor will bring sample of how to best use them to make outstanding gourds. Along with a detailed Tutorial with pictures and ideas on other ways you will want to use your beautiful geodes and a source list of materials needed. Instructor will bring all supplies as they are extensive and expensive. If students have a flat cookie sheet with or without edge please bring that (but it must be flat) and apron to cover your clothing and be ready to have a good time and experiment with new supplies.

Students Must Bring: a flat cookie sheet, apron, scissors and old paintbrush #2 or #3.

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Let's Make an Axatse (Netted Gourd Rattle)    

Instructor: Eddie Osborne      

Cost: Member—$45, Non-Member—$50

Afternoon 1:30 pm — 5:30 pm

Outside Classroom #TBA

Skill Level: All

Description: Participants will be led, step-by-step, through the process of crafting the axatse (pron. ah-HAH-cheh), a netted gourd rattle of the Ewe people of Ghana and Togo. The process includes making the top collar, which is situated around the neck of the gourd. Next, participants will be shown how to attach lengths of cord to the collar and how to string bead strikers onto the lengths of cord to form a skirt. Finally, participants will be shown how to tie off the bottom end of beaded network. Upon completion, the instructor will demonstrate the various ways of playing the instrument.

Students Must Bring: Participants should bring cigarette lighters and scissors. Instructor will provide gourds, cordage, and beads.

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VOLUNTEER SESSION

8:30 — 12:00 PM        

Contact Tonya Cubeta, tcubeta@gmail.com