Up Coming Classes

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Alcohol Ink - Easter Eggs

Create these swirling colorful gourd eggs to display in a basket, or add a screw eye and create spring ornaments. During class, you will learn different methods of applying alcohol inks.  Then you will learn how to create a glass-like finish.  In class you will make 10 colorful eggs to keep or to share.


March 28th    Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsme

                         335 North Queen Street

                         Lancaster, PA 17603

Cost: $35, includes all supplies

To register, call: (717) 431-8706


April 15th       Vulcan's Rest Fibers

                           2728 Augustine Herman Hwy 

                          Chesapeake City, Maryland 21915

Cost: $45, includes all supplies

 To register, call: 410-885-2890                        

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Alcohol Ink - Spring Gourd Bowl

Spend the morning learning and exploring the characteristics of Alcohol Ink.  Each person will create an unique bowl, as they stamp and blend their favorite colors.  The bowl will be approximately 8 to 9 inches 

in diameter and finished with a coiled rim.  


April 1st            Vulcan's Rest Fibers

                           2728 Augustine Herman Hwy 

                          Chesapeake City, Maryland 21915

Cost: $45, includes all supplies

 To register, call: 410-885-2890                        

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Classes for New York Gourd Society

Two classes being sponsored by the New York Society.


Basic Coiling

Students will learn basic open coiling, as well as “windows” and “coils” and techniques for hiding the drilled holes and keeping their stitches straight. The coiling material is Danish cord that will be accented with Design Master Color sprays.
All materials will be provided. The gourd bowl will be dyed a chocolate brown and sealed. The interior will be left natural for students to paint their preferred color after class.
This is a technique class, the project may or may not be finished during class time. 


Versatile Seagrass Rims


Have you ever fretted over how to give your gourd that finishing touch?  What kind of treatment would be just right for your gourd? Well, this class has an interesting rim for your gourd bowls. This class will show you the flexibility and creative uses of sea grass. 
First you will learn how to create a simple rim of sea grass and then how to expand the rim to add dimension and pizzazz. During class, the instructor will talk about how to embellish the rim with beads or natural materials. 
All materials will be provided.
Students should bring a drill and a 3/32 drill bit



April 5th-6th  

For more information and registration details go to:

http://www.americangourdsociety.org/newyork.html       

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Homes for the Birds

Provide a unique home for housekeeping birds such as wrens or chickadees. Paint, ink dye, and embellish your own personal birdhouse in this fun and creative class. There is a $10 supply fee payable to the instructor


April 3rd & 10th         Harford Community College

May 1 & 8th                401 Thomas Run Road
                                     Bel Air, MD 21015-1627

 Cost: $39

This class is limited to eight students.

To register, call: 443-412-2376    


 May 2nd      Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsme

  May 14th     335 North Queen Street

                        Lancaster, PA 17603

Cost: $35, includes all supplies

To register, call: (717) 431-8706               

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Workshop for Basketweavers Guild of Bedford County

May 11th

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PAGS Gourd Gathering



June 13th         Pennsylvania Gourd Society


          

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Gourd Art: Beyond the Basics


If you can dream it, you can do it. 


Come discover how to create unique pieces of gourd art. Learn how to create surface textures by carving, stippling, or cutting out waves of design. Or how to carve stone and channel inlays. Experience chip carving and coiling and ways to enhance your gourd with color by using inks, dyes or powders. Embellish your work of art with beads, stones and other natural materials. Create functional bowls, light fixtures, or whimsical decorative items. In this workshop, all this is possible and more!

The goal of this workshop is to encourage participants to step out of their comfort zone and experiment with new techniques. The workshop leader will tailor the program to meet the participants’ needs, meeting them where they are, and helping them stretch their abilities to the next level. (Photo Coming)


July 14th - 19th         Augusta Heritage Center
                                   of Davis & Elkins College
                                   Jennings Randolph Hall, 1st Floor
                                  100 Campus Drive
                                  Elkins, WV 26241

Cost: $490, (if registered before June 1st)

                     Scholarships available

To register, call: 304-637-1209