Workshops -- workshop registration form
Vendors & Instructors -- Vendor and Instructor Application - due by April 6 7th Annual open house at the Homestead Bakery -- made from scratch Bakery Smaples Gourd Artists/Vendors -- see photos from last year's event! Visitors vote in this year's "artist contest" that displays premium entries created by the Gourd Artists/Vendors Gourd Workshops geared for all skill-level students
|Button Your Gourd
-- Bonnie Cox/ILGS President
Antique buttons are sewn on a gourd as special embellishments. Interest can be added with embroidery stitches and fabric. Instructor provides the prepared gourd, buttons, embroidery thread , fabric, a needle and written instructions. An awl for making holes can be used in class and will be available for purchase for $10. Students can bring their own special buttons if desired and should bring scissors. Demonstration on decoupage with fabric or paper to finish the interior of the gourd will be given. Cost is $25. Class times: Flexible according to student need and interest. Walk in students welcome. Morning students may continue in the afternoon. Saturday, June 2 9:30 to noon 1pm – 3:30
|Beaded Rim Gourd --
Students will learn how to create a beautiful beaded rim onto gourds. Instructor will provide all material and supplies and students need only bring their love for gourds! The duration of the class is approximately 1 1/2 hours.
Class fee: $25
|Woodburning Class --
Karen and Paul Wilson
Come join Karen and Paul Wilson in their beginner to intermediate woodburning class. Students will use a 950 degree woodburning tool to design a dipper gourd in a "gourdeous" Pennsylvania Dutch design. Instructors will provide all supplies.
Class fee: $15.00
Form Weaving --Kathy Travis
Learn how to create a one of a kind woven design on your gourds. Methods for how to prepare your gourd for the best end results will be taught such as the best way to place your design to avoid stress breakage. Learn how weaving is created using a single fiber and ways to experiment with different fibers to create your own look. You will also be shown how to add an embellishment after the weaving is completed.
Maximum number accepted: 10 Open to all levels Cost $25 Payment Cash or Check
Walk in students are welcome. Class is approximately 2 hours.
Saturday, June 2 9:30 to noon 1pm – 3:30
Students should bring: sturdy gourd with an opening big enough for hand to work comfortably inside it. Gourd must be cleaned inside and out and edges should be sanded. Student has the option of applying their choice of finish to their gourd inside and outside before class or a simple finish will be applied to the outside of the gourd during class. Student may bring up to two gourds but may not have time to complete both during class time.
Instructor will furnish: Instructor will cut student designs using her microsaw. There will be a wide variety of weaving materials and embellishments will be supplied A simple outside gourd finish will be provided if needed. Pencils, paper, tapestry needles, crochet hooks, scissors and glue will be provided for use during class. Hand made awls will also be available for use and may be purchased separately for $10 at the time of class for student to keep.
Optional: Student may bring their own micro saw and any other tools, fibers or embellishments they would like to use.
|Pueblo Emergence Pot--Jo
In this class Jo Lakota will share pottery designs and sacred stories she learned while living in the Southwest Pueblos. Student will create a personized pueblo-style gourd pot that tells a the story of the Pueblo people. Students should bring a cleaned cut gourd (although instructor will have a few available), a fine point Sharpie marker. Instructor will provide detailed instructions and Prismacolor colored pencils. The duration of this class will run approximately 2 hours.
Class fee: $25.00
|Creative Use of Ink Dyes,
Shimmers & Metallic Inks -- Sara & Larry Cornwell
Sara and Larry will be teaching students to woodburn butterfly and dragonfly images on a cannonball gourd. Ink dye and shimmers will be applied to entire cannonball gourd. Then metallic inks and shimmers will be used to color the butterfly and dragonfly. Size is roughly 7" x 7" x 7". Includes gourd, patterns, ink dyes, embellishment and use of gourd tools and burners. Students should dress for painting activities and do not need to bring any other supplies. Workshop fee: $25
|Gold Leaf Application
-- Sara & Larry Cornwell
Sara and Larry will be teaching students to woodburn a ribbon pattern on a cannonball gourd. They will color the gourd with ink dye and shimmers. Gold leaf will be applied to the ribbon pattern and sealed. Students who completed the morning class can add the gold leaf to their morning project as an option. Size is roughly 7" x 7" x 7". Cost: $15 includes gourd, patterns, ink dyes, gold leaf supplies and use of gourd tools and burners. Students should dress for painting activities and do not need to bring any other supplies.