2018 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 required. All workshop registrations MUST be received by March 31, 2018 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 the class please 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.


April 6 — Friday All Day Workshops


Celtic Branches Bowl — FRI-ALL-1

ARTIST: Carolyn Owen, Rogersville, MO

Friday 9:00 am–1:00 pm   1:30 pm–5:30 pm

 

Each student will learn the cutting, carving, and painting techniques needed to create the wooden branches in a celtic pattern on their gourd. Some students may not finish their project but should be close enough that they can complete it at home easily.

 

SUPPLIES PROVIDED BY INSTRUCTOR

Carolyn's favorite carving bur given to each student. Class tutorial, sheet of patterns, carbon paper, woodburner, dyes, heat gun, embossing powder (for rim), paints and paint brushes.

 

SUPPLIES STUDENTS NEED TO BRING

Power carver with inverted cone bur, micro jig saw with extra blades (optional-can use carver with filigree bur to cut holes), face mask.

 

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Advanced + (Intermediate if experienced with carver)

MINIMUM: 8       MAXIMUM: 15

 

STUDENT PREREQUISITE

Experience using power carver and jigsaw.

$67.00

  • Available

Ammonite Vase — FRI-ALL-2

ARTIST: Vicki Echols, Azle, Texas

Friday 9:00 am–1:00 pm   1:30 pm–5:30 pm

 

Learn how to couch the pine needles onto the bottom of the gourd and build a "foot" to stabilize the gourd with the weight of the ammonite. Next we will couch around the ammonite and finish off with a twisted design worked into the coiling. Shaping techniques will be emphasized.

 

SUPPLIES PROVIDED BY INSTRUCTOR

Prepared gourd with ammonite set in, glycerinated pine needles, waxed linen, stitching needle, and detailed tutorial to be emailed after class.

 

SUPPLIES STUDENTS NEED TO BRING

Sharp scissors, small needle nose pliers, jewelry size wire cutters with fine tip.

 

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Intermediate+ (anyone will be able to do the project)

MINIMUM: 5      MAXIMUM: 16

 

STUDENT PREREQUISITE

You just need to show up and enjoy the class.

 

$85.00

  • Available

Grape Leaf Bowl — FRI-ALL-3

ARTIST: Sue Haberer, Prosper, Texas

Friday 9:00 am–1:00 pm   1:30 pm–5:30 pm

 

Join Sue Haberer in making a Grap Leaf Bowl embellished with leaves and grapes. You will have hands on experience working with QuikWood to make  handles, grapes, and a rim that turn out perfect every time. You will learn an unusual method of texturing your bowl to achieve an antique and a unique piece of art.

 

SUPPLIES PROVIDED BY INSTRUCTOR

QuikWood, Grape Leaves, texturinzing material, written tutorial, extra paints and supplies, water cups, paper towels.

 

SUPPLIES STUDENTS NEED TO BRING

Gourd cut with a 2-1/2" hole on top, cleaned, and finished with spray paint on the inside.

Mod Podge, DAS Terra Cotta clay (for extra tendrils) 2 old scruffy brushes (1" and 1/4") acrylic paint (leaf green, dark green, lime green, 3 shades of brown for bowl, purple for grapes), Small bowl shaped gourd (cannonball 4-1/2" H  X 5" D), Goop, Vinyl gloves, 

 

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: All Levels

MINIMUM: 6      MAXIMUM: 20

 

STUDENT PREREQUISITE

No previous gourd work required.

 

$55.00

  • Available

April 6 — Friday Morning Workshops


Adobe Vase — FRI-AM-1

ARTIST: Betsey Sloan, Franklin, NC

Friday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 

 

Students will create a realistic cracked adobe vase by combining woodburning, carving, QuikWood, and "stucco". 

 

SUPPLIES PROVIDED BY INSTRUCTOR

Cut and cleaned gourd, QuikWood, paint, stucco mix, tutorial.

 

SUPPLIES STUDENTS NEED TO BRING

Inverted bur, electric carver, woodburner with favorite tip, clothing cover-up (This is a messy, hands-on class!)

 

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Intermediate +

MINIMUM: 6   MAXIMUM: 12

PREREQUISITE: Experience with carving helpful.

$67.00

  • Available

Double Shard Necklace — FRI-AM-2

ARTIST: Bettie Lake,  Phoenix, Arizona

Friday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

 

Learn how I make my jewelry. I will show you how to connect two shards together with wire and how the necklace chain attaches to the shards. We will first learn to draw the patterns and then learn how to get them on the shards. Wear it home or give as a gift.

 

SUPPLIES PROVIDED BY INSTRUCTOR

Metallic markers and paint for you to try.  

 

SUPPLIES STUDENT NEEDS TO BRING

Woodburner with skew or spear tip. Sketch book/paper and pencil. Gourd dyes and supplies for painting your piece. Long-nose jewelry pliers. Your patience!

 

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: All levels  

MINIMUM: 5  MAXIMUM: 12

PREREQUISITE: Familiar with using a woodburner.

$74.00

  • Available

April 6 — Friday  Afternoon Workshops


Tiny Turtles — FRI-PM-1

ARTIST: Marla Garber, Frankston, Texas

Friday 1:30 – 5:30 pm

 

Let's have some fun making turtles. These are fun to create. Your imagination is the only limit. You will make two tiny turtles during the class.

 

SUPPLIES PROVIDED BY INSTRUCTOR

gourds, QuikWood, paints, brushes

 

SUPPLIES STUDENTS NEED TO BRING

rubber tip sculpting tools (instructor has a few to share)

 

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: All Levels  

MINIMUM: 6   MAXIMUM: 10

 

PREREQUISITE: None

$57.00

  • Available

Weaving and Beads on a Gourd — FRI-PM-2

ARTISIT: Shelia Guidry, Corpus Christi, Texas

Friday 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

 

Students will learn how to weave, and add beads on gourd. We will discuss how to pick out thick gourds, how to cut it open, and how to mark and drill holes. Different ways to dye gourds will be discussed. Some will finish the project in 4 hours, others will not.

 

SUPPLIES PROVIDED BY INSTRUCTOR

Gourd ready to weave, dyed reed, seagrass, and beads

 

SUPPLIES STUDENTS NEED TO BRING

Old towel

 

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Beginner/Intermediate

MINIMUM: 3  MAXIMUM: 15  

PREREQUISITE: none

$67.00

  • Available

April 7 — Saturday All-Day Workshops


Carving Poinsettia — SAT-ALL-1

ARTIST: Sue Haberer, Prosper, Texas

Saturday 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

 

Join Sue in learning more about relief gourd carving by making a dimensional poinsettia bowl.  We will concentrate on 3 major carving techniques. Some may finish the project during the class time, others will need to finishing steps outside of class. Due to the detailed carving we will NOT be painting the gourds in class.

 

SUPPLIES PROVIDED BY INSTRUCTOR

Pattern, and written tutorial.

 

SUPPLIES STUDENTS NEED TO BRING

Electric carver, cutting wheel, ball bur, drum sander or double cut bur, inverted cone, fili-point bur or a pointed bur to make holes,  rifler files, sand paper (fine and course), sharp craft knife with extra blades (#11), dust mask, extension cord, pencil, eraser,

Gourd: cleaned and and finished inside. Cut the top off just enough to clean the inside of your gourd. Make sure gourd is at least 1/4" thick.

 

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Advanced

CLASS MINIMUM: 6   MAXIMUM: 20  

PREREQUISITE: Need experience in simple carving and cutting.

$67.00

  • Available

Seed Beads Lidded Baskety — SAT-ALL-2

ARTIST: Vickie Echols, Azle, Texas

Saturday 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

 

You will learn how to coil pine needles and glass seed beads onto a prepared gourd to create a custom fitted lid for your basket. The lid is constructed in 2 parts and is started around a jewelry gourd. The pine needles are glycerinated so they are gentle to your hands. This also makes them flexible for tight turns and easier for stitching. Projects will not be finished in class, but techniques needed to finish will be learned.

 

SUPPLIES PROVIDED BY INSTRUCTOR

Prepared gourd and mini gourd, glass seed beads, glycerinated pine needles, stitching needle, waxed linen. Detailed tutorial to be emailed after class.

 

SUPPLIES STUDENTS NEED TO BRING

sharp scissors, small needle nose pliers, jewelry size wire cutters with fine tip.

 

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Intermediate + (but anyone should be able to do it)

CLASS MINIMUM: 5   MAXIMUM: 15  

PREREQUISITE:  None.

$65.00

  • Available

Chickadee Birdhouse Cottage - SAT-ALL-3

ARTIST: Marla Garber, Frankston, Texas

Saturday 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

 

Every feathered friend needs a beautiful home to start a family in. In this class you will be able to finish a birdhouse cottage.

 

SUPPLIES PROVIDED BY INSTRUCTOR

Gourds, paint, brushes, sealer, wire hanger, written instructions.

 

SUPPLIES STUDENTS NEED TO BRING

Apron

 

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: All Levels

CLASS MINIMUM: 5  MAXIMUM: 7

PREREQUISITE: None

$77.00

  • Available

April 7 - Saturday Morning Workshops


Coiled Gourd with Cactus Fiber Insert — SAT-AM-1

ARTIST: Shelia Guidry,  Corpus Christi, Texas

Saturday 8:00 am – 12:00 noon

 

Danish cord will be used for coiling. Dyed cactus fiber will be used for front cutout inset. Wooden beads will be used as accent on ends of cord. Some will finish their gourd during class, others will need to finish up on their own outside of class time.

 

SUPPLIES PROVIDED BY INSTRUCTOR

All materials to be supplied by instructor. Gourd, danish cord, thread, dyed cactus fiber, needle, beads, glue.

 

SUPPLIES STUDENTS NEED TO BRING

None.

 

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Beginner and Intermediate

CLASS MINIMUM: 3   MAXIMUM: 15  

PREREQUISITE:  None, basic basket weaving experience is helpful, but not required.

$72.00

  • Available

Butterfly Lamp — SAT-AM-2

ARTIST: Betsey Sloan - Franklin, NC

Saturday 8:00 am – 12:00 noon

 

Using a clean, cut cannonball gourd, students will add stencils, then paint/ink and drill designs. Some students may finish this project others may not.

 

SUPPLIES PROVIDED BY INSTRUCTOR

Tutorial, vinyls, ink and paints, cut and cleaned gourd, brushes, turkish beads, and other miscellaneous supplies. Lamp base and top are also provided.

 

SUPPLIES STUDENTS NEED TO BRING

Drill (dremel, optima, gourdmaster) with appropriate collets (or universal chuck). Drill bit sizes: 3/16", 1/16", and 5/64"

 

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Intermediate +

CLASS MINIMUM: 6   MAXIMUM: 12 

PREREQUISITE: All students must have a working drill and the knowledge to use it. Please no new drills!

 

$72.00

  • Available

April 7 — Saturday Afternoon Workshops


Introduction to Paint, Ink, and Dyes — SAT-PM-1

ARTIST: Shelia Guidry, Corpus Christi, Texas

Saturday 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm (This will be a 2 hour workshop.)

                                                           

This will be a demo and discussion class. Shelia will demo and talk about 4 brands of alcohol dyes and alcohol pens, the difference in Memories inks and Hybrid inks, the difference in acrylic paint, dyes, and ink dyes. If time permits she will talk about Brusho Watercolor Crystals.

 

SUPPLIES PROVIDED BY INSTRUCTOR

All paints and dyes, handout with all the info.

 

SUPPLIES STUDENTS NEED TO BRING

 

One or two gourds or gourd shards if you would like to try some of the dyes and inks

 

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: All levels

CLASS MINIMUM: 3   MAXIMUM: 15

PREREQUISITE: None

$37.00

  • Available

Cat in Blue — SAT-PM-2

ARTIST: Betsey Sloan, Franklen, NC

Saturday 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

                                                           

This will be a demo and discussion class. Shelia will demo and talk about 4 brands of alcohol dyes and alcohol pens, the difference in Memories inks and Hybrid inks, the difference in acrylic paint, dyes, and ink dyes. If time permits she will talk about Brusho Watercolor Crystals.

 

SUPPLIES PROVIDED BY INSTRUCTOR

Tutorial, pattern, paint brushes, cleaned and cut gourd, adhesive lead, and all other supplies needed.

 

SUPPLIES STUDENTS NEED TO BRING

Woodburner, small straight scissors

 

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Intermediate +

CLASS MINIMUM: 6   MAXIMUM: 12

PREREQUISITE: Woodburning experience helpful. Please know your tools.

$57.00

  • Available

April 8- Sunday Workshops


Tumbling Leaves Project — SUN-1

ARTIST: Vicki Echols - Azle, Texas

Sunday 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

 

This is interesting class using leaf shaped gourd shards. We will use ink dyes to color the leaves. Next, you will stitch glycerinated pine needles around a gourd leaf center and incorporate porcelain beads and other gourd leaves to create a free-form pine needle shape. Each project will be unique depending on the leaf shapes, dye colors, and beads selected. You will learn different methods of attaching the leaves to create a tumbling effect.

 

SUPPLIES PROVIDED BY INSTRUCTOR

Cut gourd leaves, transparent inks, shapie, glycerinated pine needles, waxed linen, porcelain beads, stitching needle, and a detailed tutorial to emailed after class.

 

SUPPLIES STUDENTS NEED TO BRING

Sharp scissors, small needle nose pliers, jewelry size wire cutters with a fine tip.

 

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Intermediate +

CLASS MINIMUM: 5  MAXIMUM: 16 

PREREQUISITE: None

$65.00

  • Available

Kaleidoscope Egg Gourd— SUN-2

ARTIST: Toni Mickle, New Haven, Missouri

Sunday 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

 

Students will learn to convert an egg gourd into a kaleidoscope with choice of finishes. Students can expect to finish this project within the class time.

 

SUPPLIES PROVIDED BY INSTRUCTOR

Gourd, kaleidoscope parts, dyes, pens

 

SUPPLIES STUDENTS NEED TO BRING

none

 

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Beginner +

MINIMUM: 5   MAXIMUM: 12

 

PREREQUISITE: None

$45.00

  • Available

Circus Butterfly — SUN-3

ARTIST: Sue Haberer — Prosper, Texas

Sunday 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

 

Join Sue Haberer in making a colorful butterfly to use as decoration or a gift displayed on a stand. You will learn how to use left over pieces to make wings. You will learn about QuikWood by using it to attach the butterfly to the stand. You will also learn how to apply egg shells to the wings and use alcohol inks color. The finished butterfly is approximately 5" from wing to wing at its widest point. Students should be able to finish their project during class time.

 

SUPPLIES PROVIDED BY INSTRUCTOR

Butterfly wings, egg shells, QuikWood, stand, alcohol inks, water cups

 

SUPPLIES STUDENTS NEED TO BRING

Paint: black, lime green; small bottle of matte mod podge; paper towels; pencil; eraser; scissors; brushes: line, 1/4" angular, old scruffy

 

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Beginner +

CLASS MINIMUM: 6  MAXIMUM: 15  

PREREQUISITE: None

$55.00

  • Available

Sandstone Carving — SUN-5

ARTIST: Betsey Sloan — Franklin, NC

Sunday 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

 

Using a hunk of southwest sandstone, students will use dental bits and old burs to add images. Stamped images and small gourd pot is final addition. Students should be able to finish this project during class.

 

SUPPLIES PROVIDED BY INSTRUCTOR

Sandstone, wood base, small gourd, stamps, ink, tutorial.

 

SUPPLIES STUDENTS NEED TO BRING

Must have a carver with collets to hold dental bits, or bring old burs.

 

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Beginner +

CLASS MINIMUM: 6  MAXIMUM: 12 

PREREQUISITE: none

$42.00

  • Available

Tangling on Gourds with a Woodburner — SUN-6

ARTIST: Bette Lake

Sunday 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

 

Like to doodle but feel you can't draw? This class is for you! Learn how to create easy tangle patterns on paper, then tips and tricks for getting the design on the gourd for burning. Learn Bette's special burning technique, "toasting the gourd" that allows you to shade your tangle and give it depth. It is easy and relaxing because you don't cut into the gourd and you burn at low temperature. Once the tangle is woodburned and shaded watercolor pencils will enhance the shadows and highlights.

 

SUPPLIES PROVIDED BY INSTRUCTOR

Gourd and shards 

 

SUPPLIES STUDENTS NEED TO BRING

Adjustable temperature woodburner and a writing tip. Sketch book/paper, pencil. Watercolor pencils if you have them. Clean gourd shards as backup.

 

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Beginner +

CLASS MINIMUM: 5  MAXIMUM: 12 

PREREQUISITE: none

$65.00

  • Available

Polymer Clay and Gourd Santa Ornament — SUN-7

ARTIST: Shelia Guidry

Sunday 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

 

A step-by-step realistic santa face using polymer clay will be made on a gourd to be used as an ornament. Students should be able to finish an ornament during class time.

 

SUPPLIES PROVIDED BY INSTRUCTOR

Painted gourd, clay, tools, plastic eyes, varnish and small over to bake the ornaments.

 

SUPPLIES STUDENTS NEED TO BRING

Rubber tip#2 clay shaper (will have some to borrow or buy).

 

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Beginner +

CLASS MINIMUM: 3  MAXIMUM: 15 

PREREQUISITE: none

$62.00

  • Available