2019 Workshop Online Registration

The Show Me Gourd Society is excited to present this year's workshop schedule! In order to accommodate teacher's time and travel a minimum number of students may be required. All workshop registrations MUST be received by March 31, 2019 to guarantee your place in the workshop. Registrations for non-canceled classes will be accepted up to and during the festival. (Admission fee to the festival is not included in the workshop fee and will need to be paid separately upon entering the event.)

 

If availability is listed as "Sold Out" the class registration has been filled. If you wish to be placed on a waiting list for a class please contact Sophia deLaat — sophiadelaat@yahoo.com. If you have questions or difficulties registering for workshops, contact Sophia deLaat — sophiadelaat@yahoo.com

 

Note there will be no food for sale on Friday. You will need to go out to eat or bring your own lunch.

 

 

We are sorry to announce that Jelena Clay will not be able to share her workshops at the April festival.  Marla Garber has graciously offered to teach her sea turtle class at the established time on Sunday. If you are registered for any of her other classes, please contact Sophia deLaat — sophiadelaat@yahoo.com for how to register into different classes.


April 5 — Friday All Day Workshops


Simple Carved Flowers—FRI-ALL

Instructor: Madonna Watermon, St. Louis, Missouri

Friday All Day—9:00am–12:30pm and 1:00pm–5:00pm

Class Minimum: 5  Maximum: 15

Prerequisite: Use of carver and sander

 

Learn how to make simple, unpainted flowers carved and shaped from gourd tops. The focus is about the tools and techniques. Students can expect to finish a project.

 

Students need to bring: dust mask • eye protection from gourd dust • pencil and eraser • carver • sander • sandpaper with different grits from coarse to fine • diamond burs of different sizes (round, football, flame, 4mm and/or 5mm diamond wheel • a shaping wheel, drum sander, or anything you want to use to take off the outer shell of the gourd. Bring what you have and we will work with that.

 

Instructor will provide: instruction booklet • gourd tops

Simple Carved Flowers—FRI-ALL

$65.00

  • Available

April 5 — Friday Morning Workshops


Cat Tails and Dragonflies—FRI-AM

Instructor: Marla Garber, Frankston, Texas

Friday 8:30am–12:30pm

Class Minimum: 10  Maximum: 15

Difficulty: All Levels

 

In this class we will do some wood burning and light carving and be introduced to H2o Water Colors. For future reference you will be shown how to apply a 2 part resin for a high gloss shine. The focus of this class is about the tools and techniques but students can expect to finish their project.

 

Students need to bring: • A tall body gourd 7 inches wide and 10–12 inches tall, cleaned inside and out, sprayed black on the inside.  • Heat tool or blow dryer  • wood burner and tips  • carver and small round ball burr  • good quality dust mask.

 

Instructor will provide:  • Twinkling H2o watercolors  • brushes  • sealer

Cat Tails and Dragonflies—FRI-AM

$45.00

  • Available

Kaleidoscope—FRI-AM

Instructor: Sophia deLaat

Friday 8:30am–12:30pm
Difficulty: All Levels

 

In this class you will learn how to create a kaleidoscope using an egg gourd.  You will learn how to make adjustments if the gourd is too large or too small to fit the inner workings of the kaleidoscope.  She will offer interesting finishes and also show how to compensate for a gourd that may be too large or too small. The teacher will provide a variety of materials to complete this beautiful project.  You will also receive a wooden stand to display your work. 

 

Students need to bring: an apron or wear old clothing

Instructor will provide: gourds and other necessary supplies

$65.00

  • Available
  • Ships within 1-3 days

April 5 — Friday  Afternoon Workshops


Coiling Diamond Pattern—FRI-PM

Instructor: Shelia Guidry,Corpus Christi, Texas

Friday 1:00pm–5:00pm

Class Minimum: 3  Maximum: 15

Difficulty: All Levels

Students will learn how to coil on a gourd and form a diamond shape pattern. Rim will be closed coiled. Beads will be added on the end of Danish Cord for finishing touch. Some will finish project, but probably not everyone. 

 

Instructor will provide: all supplies including project gourds

Coiling Diamond Pattern

$65.00

  • Available

Kaleidoscope—FRI-PM

Instructor: Sophia deLaat

Friday 1:30pm–5:30pm
Class Minimum:     Maximum:

Difficulty: All Levels

 

In this class you will learn how to create a kaleidoscope using an egg gourd.  You will learn how to make adjustments if the gourd is too large or too small to fit the inner workings of the kaleidoscope.  She will offer interesting finishes and also show how to compensate for a gourd that may be too large or too small. The teacher will provide a variety of materials to complete this beautiful project.  You will also receive a wooden stand to display your work. 

 

Students need to bring: an apron or wear old clothing

Instructor will provide: gourds and other necessary supplies

$65.00

  • Available
  • Ships within 1-3 days

Pyrography and Watercolors—FRI-PM

Instructor: Barbie Holton, Lavon, Texas

Friday 1:00pm–5:00pm

Class Minimum: 5  Maximum: 18

Difficulty: All Levels

 

This is a fun and easy approach to adding color to a gourd. The watercolors have a similiar look to dyes with their translucence, but have much better control with shading and blending. The pyrography will focus on line control and three forms of shading. The combination of pyrography and watercolors produces a great result. The focus of the workshop is to teach about the tools and techniques. Students should be able to complete their project during class.

 

Students need to bring: adjustable heat woodburner • pen tips to include skew or spear, writing or ball tip • mask • watercolors (professional or child's Prang 8-color. No sets with white or pastel colors. ) • small round brush • 1 inch flat brush

Instructor will provide: project gourds

Pyrography and Watercolors—FRI-PM

$60.00

  • Available

April 6 — Saturday All-Day Workshops


Intermediate Vinyl Resist—SAT-ALL

Instructor: Cindy Kendall, Platte City, Missouri

Saturday All Day—8:00am–noon, 1:30pm–5:30pm
Class Minimun: 5  Maximum: 15
Difficulty: Advanced to Intermediate

 

Learn to design a layered image gourd using a vinyl resist technique. Please note: The student will be doing all the cutting for the vinyl resist plant design. A cannonball gourd will be supplied pre-cut, the inside cleaned, sprayed and ready to work on. I will show you how to cut and design a plant motif for the cannonball gourd using your ruler, X-Acto knife and blank vinyl. You can then create your own designs at home.

 

Wear old clothes. I will have one craft heat gun, but you may bring yours to help dry the finish quicker. The gourds will vary in sizes depending on the shipment I receive before hand. First come, first pick. I will have extra blank vinyl sheets for sale.

 

Students need to bring: exacto knife  6" metal ruler  heat gun if you have one  Wear old clothes.

Instructor will provide: gourds  vinyl  gloves  alcohol inks  hole punch  felt  shoe polish  paper towels  furniture paste  one heat gun

$50.00

  • Available
  • Ships within 1-3 days

April 6 - Saturday Morning Workshops


Faux Beaded Gourd Vase/Bowl—SAT-AM

Instructor: Ruth Schumacher, Branson West, Missouri

Saturday 8:00am–noon

Class Minimum: 3  Maximum: 10

Difficulty: Some previous wood burnings would be helpful.

 

The project involves wood burning a grid of 5 to 7 rows around a small gourd vase/bowl, using ink dyes for color, and applying puff paint to the grid area to create a faux beaded pattern. When paint drys a finish coat is applied. Decorative rims will be addressed as time allows. 

 

Students need to bring: Wood burner and skew tip for burning straight lines

Instructor will provide: gourds • ink dyes • puff paint • grid pattern

Faux Beaded Gourd Vase/Bowl—SAT-AM

$45.00

  • Available

Sculpted Frogs—SAT-AM

Instructor: Marla Garber, Frankston, Texas

Saturday 8:00am–noon

Class Minimum: 10  Maximum: 15

Difficulty: All Levels

 

In this class you will sculpt frogs with spinner gourds and Quickwood. Students can expect to finish the project within the class time.

 

Students need to bring: your own sculpting tools, hot glue gun and glue sticks.

Instructor will provide: spinner gourds Quickwood paint, sealer, and brushes

Sculpted Frogs

$45.00

  • Available

Pyrography Sampler—SAT-AM

Instructor: Barbie Holton,  Lavon, Texas

Saturday 8:00am–noon

Class Minimum: 5  Maximum: 18

Difficulty: All Levels

 

Explore the fun of using a woodburner to create various lines and shading with interesting designs on your gourd. This class will definitely take your burning to the next level. Class will include basics for the beginner and creative options for the experienced. The focus of this workshop is to teach techniques and tools. Project will not be completed during class.

 

Students need to bring: • adjustable heat woodburner,  pen tips to include skew or spear and writing or ball  mask  pencil

Instructor will provide: project gourds

Pyrography Sampler—SAT-AM

$60.00

  • Available

April 6 — Saturday Afternoon Workshops


Tripod Gourd Vase—SAT-PM

Instructors: Alan and Lynda Roberson, Independence, Missouri

Saturday: 1:30pm–5:30pm

Class Minimum: 1  Maximum: 12

Difficulty: All Levels

 

During this class you will measure out a border on the vase, create a freehand vine design, work on pyrography techniques including the stipple pattern to create a negative space design. Color will be added using inks and colored pencils. You will also measure out, prepare, and add tripod legs. This class is focused on techniques and tools, however students may be able to finish their project during the class time.

 

Students need to bring: (If you have please bring)   adjustable heat woodburner • skew tip and writing tip or ball tip • pencil compass • heat tool • masks

Instructor will provide:   prepared gourds  legs  inks  drill and bits  glue  colored pencils  basic woodburning tools 

Tripod Gourd Vase—SAT-PM

$40.00

  • Available

Weaving with All Naturals—SAT-PM

Instructor: Shelia Guidry, Corpus Christi, Texas

Saturday 1:30pm–5:30pm

Class Minimum: 3   Maximum: 15

Difficulty: All Levels

 

Like to weave but the getting wet working with the read? This class will use items that we will not have to wet. The only time we will wet the spokes to to weave the rim which is the last step. Focus of this workshop is to assist students in completing a step-by-step project.

 

Students need to bring: an old towel

Instructor will provide: all supplies including project gourd and weaving supplies

Weaving with All Naturals—SAT-PM

$75.00

  • Available

April 7- Sunday Workshops


Faux Enamel Look Shard Jewelry—SUN-2

Instructor: Nancy Overmyer, Topeka, Kansas

Sunday 10:30am–12:30pm (2 hours)

Class Minimum: 10  Maximum: 20

Difficulty: All Levels

 

Each student will complete two pendants using an enamel technique. Focus of the class is to teach about the tools and techniques, however students should be able to finish projects in class. 

 

Students need to bring: • heat gun (we can share)

Instructor will provide:  • gourd shards • enamel supplies • jewelry findings

Faux Enamel Look Shard Jewelry—SUN-2

$35.00

  • Available

Crackle Technique on Shard Jewelry—SUN-2

Instructor: Nancy Overmyer, Topeka, Kansas

Sunday 12:30pm–2:30pm (2 hours)

Class Minimum: 10  Maximum: 20

Difficulty: All Levels

 

Each student will complete two pendants with a rustic crackle look. Focus of the class is to teach about the tools and techniques, however students should be able to finish projects in class. 

 

Students need to bring: • heat gun (we can share) • wood burner (one temperature burner will work) • extra shards if you have

Instructor will provide:  • gourd shards • enamel supplies • jewelry findings

Crackle Technique on Shard Jewelry—SUN-2

$35.00

  • Available

Dyeing and Painting with Brusho Watercolor Crystals—SUN-3

Instructor: Shelia Guidry, Corpus Christi, Texas

Sunday 10:30am–1:30pm (3 hours)

Class Minimum: 2  Maximum: 15

Difficulty: All Levels

 

Have you bought Brusho Watercolor Crystals and do not know how to use them? Are you just new to them and want to learn? We will dye 2 gourds—one with your choice of at least 4 colors. The other gourd will be dyed with concentrated Crystals. We will also learn to use stencils and matte gel on top of Watercolor Crystals. The focus of this workshop is to teach about the techniques. Students will finish dyeing but will not varnish.

Dyeing and Painting with Brusho Watercolor Crystals—SUN

$65.00

  • Available

Everyday Artist's Guide to Marketing Your Art—SUN

Instructor: Kim Carr, New Florence, Missouri

Sunday 10:30am–2:30pm

Class Minimum: 8

Difficulty: All Levels

 

Participants will learn how to market their artwork with social media like Facebook and Etsey., websites, and other outlets. We will discuss goal setting, branding, and how to establish a marketing foundation one step at a time. This is a marketing workshop, no experience is needed. Questions are welcomed and will be addressed during the presentation and after the workshop. Kim will also answer questions about Best of Missouri Hands, why you should join, and how to apply.

 

Students need to bring: pen and paper for notes

Instructor will provide: a handout of important links and information.

Everyday Artist's Guide to Marketing Your Art—SUN

$20.00

  • Available

Green Sea Turtle—SUN

Instructor: Marla Garber, Frankston, Texas

Sunday: 9:30am–3:00pm (class will begin following SMGS meeting)

Class Maximum: 10

Difficulty: All Levels

 

In Chinese mythology a green sea turtle represents “wisdom.”  In this class we will build and sculpt a green sea turtle from gourd shards and gourd pieces.  I’ll show you what shape of gourd to look for when picking out gourds for the back shell and belly, to cut the legs/flippers.  You will learn to use Quickwood to sculpt the face and to add texture to the flippers. You will paint, then mount it on an acrylic rod and mopani driftwood.  Many may not finish painting this. 

 

Student needs to bring: good quality dust mask • drill with 3/8" drill bit • gourd saw or carver and carving bits • hot glue gun and glue sticks

Instructor will provide: • paint • Quickwood • gourd pieces

Sea Turtle—SUN

$95.00

  • Available

Leather-Look Flower—SUN

Instructor: Barbie Holton,  Lavon, Texas

Sunday 10:30am–2:30pm

Class Minimum: 5  Maximum: 18

Difficulty: All Levels

 

Pyrography is perfect for a leather-look on gourds. Lines and shading will be discussed for all levels. Various flower patterns will be provided to give your gourd that personal touch. Options for further enhancement will be provided. The focus of this workshop is on the tools and techniques, but students can expect to finish at least one flower on their project.

 

Students need to bring: adjustable heat woodburner,  pen tips to include skew or spear and writing or ball  mask  pencil • scissors

Instructor will provide: project gourds

Leather-Look Flower—SUN

$60.00

  • Available