Classes by Debbie Wilson



Multi Media Fun
Friday, October 12th 5-9pm
Cost is $45.00

This is a FUN class because everyone will get to experiment with different ways to use everyday materials such as paints, dyes, sandpaper, cheesecloth, eggshells, glues, stamps, markers, threads, a variety of papers, using your wood burner and carver for accents. We will top the whole thing off with a coiled border. An emphasis on some general principles of design; repetition, color, texture will be a part of this class also. Please bring an apron, gloves, scissors and paint brushes, You can bring your carver with small ball bits and wood burner too.  I will provide everything else; all the mentioned goodies and instructions, gourds, round reed for coiling, waxed thread, needles.




My Chicken,
Saturday, October 13th 9-1am
Cost of class is $45.00.

All carved, gourd will be prepped ( cleaned, cut and dyed, ready for carving.) I will bring trans tint dyes , applicators for the color, patterns, transfer paper, pencils. Students will need a very small ball, carbide preferred as it is sharp. Dental bits work well also, an additional bit , the  football shape (small) will also work for the body feathers.  The carving is fine lines so please don't bring huge bits. Bring dust masks, gloves , rotary tool with proper collets or shank head to fit burs. I have a few extra carvers if someone absolutely wants to try carving but does not have one they can borrow or buy. Need to let me know so I can reserve them.



Off Center Peacock Circles
Saturday, October 13th 1:30-5:30pm
Cost is $48.00.

This class is about adapting a new top or tops onto the gourd to make a tilted gourd more balanced in design. This is a great way to utilize those gourds that refuse to sit up right. I will bring gourds, tops, quick wood, wood putty, sand paper, pattern, dyes and applicators, instruction sheet. Students need to bring a sanding barrel bit to smooth and fit everything together, small ball bits or straight bits for the intaglio carving, rotary tool with the proper collets or adaptors or rotary shank that accepts all bits. Also bring masks, gloves, and aprons.



Oriental Simplicity
Sunday, October 14th 10-3pm
cost is $55.00.

This weaving class incorporates twine weaving with round reed over flat oval reed, triple twining, and finished off with a coiled top done in round reed. Instructor supplies everything.  All gourds will be prepped and spokes inserted. If anyone has weaving tools, such as weaverite tools or an awl, please bring along with sharp scissors, bucket for water and a towel for working in your lap


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