sunday Classes

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SU-AM-1


Twined Base and Knotted Gourds (Two Techniques in One Class)  

Instructor: Nancy Amburgey       

Cost: Member—$55, Non-Member—$60

Morning 9:00 am — 2:00 pm

Inside Classroom #1

Skill Level: All

Description: In this class, each student will make a total of three gourds. The projects are NOT related, but the techniques learned are ones that may easily be incorporated into many other future projects. Students will learn to twine a base on a gourd. Also taught in the class is a technique to apply a knot on gourds. Two different versions will be offered, either with a spiral, as shown, and without the spiral.

The Twined Base technique on a gourd adds that extra touch, just like putting a rim on a gourd. Sometimes it makes all the difference. In this class the student will learn to twine a base on the bottom of the gourd. This is a way to slightly elevate the gourd to allow it to sit when a gourd does not have a completely flat bottom. The class will include marking and drilling holes in addition to weaving the bottom. This technique will be helpful for other gourd projects you develop. A 5-7" diameter gourd bowl will be provided, along with the lacing material.

For the Knotted Gourds technique, you will create the other two gourds, students will be learning to tie a knot on a banana gourd - one with and one without a spiral. The student will have an elegant gourd by using chair cane (rattan) to tie a knot. The gourds can be used decoratively with a base or hung on a stand. They also make wonderful ornaments.

Students should finish all gourds in class. However, if they do not, instructions will be provided to finish on their own. 

Students Must Bring: Awl, needle nose pliers, pointed tip scissors 

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SU-AM-2


Double Wall Basket Rim        

Instructor: Toni Mickle        

Cost: Member—$60, Non-member—$65

Morning 9:00 am — 2:00 pm

Inside Classroom #2

Skill Level: All

Description: Students will learn how to space the holes on the gourd to add spokes to the gourd and use basket reed to form a double wall rim on a gourd. No weaving experience needed.

Students Must Bring: Old towel, apron. All other supplies will be provided by the Instructor 

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SU-AM-3


Coiling on an Electrified Gourd       

Instructor: Suzi Nonn        

Cost: Member—$50, Non-Member—$55

Morning 9:00 am — 2:00 pm

Outside Classroom #3

Skill Level: All

Description: Instructor will provide a pre- electrified gourd, ready to weave. After inserting eyelets, learn to coil the rim with electric wire around the top. 

Students Must Bring: Students should bring a drill and 1/8 inch drill bit.

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SU-AM-4


Flower Filigree           

Instructor: Fonda Haddad        

Cost: Member—$50, Non-member—$55

Morning 9:00 am — 2:00 pm

Outside Classroom #5

Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Description: A gourd bowl with a ribbon of flower filigree, flowers and butterflies. We will be

using a pre-cut gourd bowl. The class will include wood burning and carving. A ribbon of carving will enhance the flower and butterfly designs and allow us an area of small flower filigree. Color will be added with Inks and perhaps glitter and beads. A border is carved into the rim. Depending on student's amount of meandering, the project may not be finished in class. Students will have the knowledge and material to complete the gourd at a different time.

Students must bring: wood burner, Dremel type carvers (tips and burrs if they have them)

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SU-AM-5


Giraffe          

Instructor: Therese Ferguson         

Cost: Member—$65, Non-Member—$70

Morning 9:00 am — 2:00 pm

Outside Classroom #6

Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Description: Students will wood burn a giraffe, from a photo of one of the giraffes at our Brevard County Zoo. We will then use dyes to add color to complete the project. Students must have a basic knowledge of wood burning. Students will also be able to choose the Giraffe, deer or panda pattern.

Students Must Bring: Temperature controlled Wood burner; Standard Skew (SK2) tip; 

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SU-AM-6


Double Handle Basket with Copper Beads     

Instructor: Vickie Echols       

Cost: Member—$75, Non-Member—$80

Morning 9:00 am — 2:00 pm

Outside Classroom #7

Skill Level: All

Description: This is a sweet little basket that is worked in one continuous coil. You will learn how to coil pine needles around the prepared gourd while learning a variety of stitches including how to work beads into your coiling. We will be making a double handle and finding out how to give it extra support. 

Students Must Bring: Sharp scissors, jewelry size wire cutters, small needle nose pliers.

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SU-AM-7


Parrot and feather        

Instructor: Laraine Short       

Cost: Member—$60, Non-member—$65

Morning 9:00 am — 2:00 pm

Outside Classroom #8

Skill Level: All

Description: separate piece of gourd carved Like a feather and a carved parrot on side of gourd. Detailed with a wood burner and painted.

Students must bring: Drill and small drill bit. Dust Mask. Carver and carving burrs, also diamond burrs, small sanding drums, extra fine sanding paper. Wood burner and sharp edge blade.  

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SU-AM-8


VOLUNTEER SESSION

8:30 — 12:00 PM        

Contact Tonya Cubeta, tcubeta@gmail.com