2017 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, 2017 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.)

 

For questions regarding workshops contact: Barbara More: babaramoore28@yahoo.com or 479-209-1342.


April 7 — Friday All Day Workshops


Infinity Twisted Rim with Porcelain Beads — FRI-ALL-1

ARTIST: VICKIE ECHOLS-HARTMAN, Azle, Texas

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

 

Learn to coil pine needles onto the rim of a gourd to create your own unique basket. This is a continuous coil project, using glycerinated pine needles, where you will learn how to incorporate porcelain beads in your work. You will finish your basket with an infinity twisted rim that blends seamlessly.

 

SUPPLIES PROVIDED BY INSTRUCTOR

Prepared gourd, glycerinated pine needles, stiching needle, waxed linen, beads, and a detailed tutorial to be emailed after the class

 

SUPPLIES STUDENTS NEED TO BRING

Good sharp scissors, small needle nose pliers, and jewelry wire cutters

 

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: All levels   

MINIMUM: 5       MAXIMUM: 15

 

STUDENT PREREQUISITE

Anyone will be able to do this project. Some pine needle coiling experience will be helpful,  but the instructor will be there to guide you along the way.

$80.00

  • Sold Out

Filigree Ginkgo Gourd — FRI-ALL-2 - CLASS FULL

ARTIST: GLORIA CRANE, Hesperia, California

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

 

This class is packed with techniques. In this class you will learn how to lay out your pattern, cut out a freeform frame around the gingko pattern, do cut outs, pierced filigree and dimensional carving. Gloria will show you how to give the gingko dimension and how to paint using washes of transparent acrylics mixed with Formula 49. This is sure to be one of your favorite pieces when finished. Due to various skill levels, some may not finish in class, however you will leave knowing how to finish at home.

 

SUPPLIES PROVIDED BY INSTRUCTOR

A cut and cleaned gourd, ink dyes, transparent acrylics, Formula 49, pre-printed label paper for carving and a variety of other supplies and a written step-by-step tutorial.

 

SUPPLIES STUDENTS NEED TO BRING

A power carver w/flexible shaft, (no cordless carvers), any carving burs you may have, including a Fili-Point burr*, and diamond burrs, an x-acto knife with sharp blade, and heat tool. Also bring any small hand files and sanding sticks you may have and a round, medium size, paint brush. *Fili-Point burrs, paint brushes and other supplies will be available for purchase the day of class.

 

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: All levels          

MINIMUM: 10       MAXIMUM: 15

 

STUDENT PREREQUISITE

None.

 

$87.00

  • Sold Out

April 7 — Friday Morning Workshops


Mini Rainstick — FRI-AM-1

ARTIST: LYNDA ROBERSON, Independence, Missouri

Friday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 

 

Create a rainstick from jumbo banana gourd (about 14-16 inches) using chicken wire and glass beads. Free-design the outside pattern using masking tape, ink dye, and pyrography. 

 

SUPPLIES PROVIDED BY INSTRUCTOR

All necessary supplies will be provided including single temperature woodburners to use if you don't own one. Step by step instructions.

 

OPTIONAL SUPPLIES STUDENTS MAY WANT TO BRING

Adjustable temperature woodburning unit, heat gun, design ideas for outside. 

 

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: All levels

MINIMUM: 1   MAXIMUM: 12

PREREQUISITE: None

$47.00

  • Available

Coiling and Attaching a Handle to a Gourd — FRI-AM-2

ARTIST: SHELIA GUIDRY,  Corpus Christi, TX

Friday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

 

Students will use danish cord and waxed linen thread to coil on a dyed  gourd. Holes will be predrilled but we will discuss how to measure for holes and how to drill them. Students will learn how to add a grapevine branch or deer antler for form a handle.

 

SUPPLIES PROVIDED BY INSTRUCTOR

All supplies for class will be provided by instructor – dyed gourd with holes predrilled, danish cord, waxed Irish Linen thread, needle and grapevine wood or deer antler for handle.

 

SUPPLIES STUDENT NEEDS TO BRING

Scissors and a will to learn.

 

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: All levels  

MINIMUM: 2  MAXIMUM: 15

PREREQUISITE: None

$72.00

  • Available

Intermediate Vinyl Resist Technique — FRI-AM-3

ARTIST: CINDY KENDALL, Platte, Missouri

Friday 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

 

Learn to design a layered image gourd using a vinyl resist technique. I will show you how to cut and design a plant motif for the cannonball gourd using your ruler, Xacto knife and blank vinyl. You can then create your own designs at home. Please note: The student will be doing all the cutting for the vinyl resist plant design.

 

SUPPLIES PROVIDED BY INSTRUCTOR

A cannonball gourd will be supplied pre-cut, the inside cleaned, sprayed and ready to work on. I will have one craft heat gun. The gourds will vary in size depending on the shipment I receive before hand. I will have extra blank vinyl sheets for sale.

 

SUPPLIES STUDENTS NEED TO BRING

Wear old clothes. First come, first pick on the provided gourds. An Xacto knife, 6” metal ruler, heat gun if you have one.

 

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Advanced beginner- Intermediate  

MINIMUM: 5   MAXIMUM: 15   

 

PREREQUISITE: None

$49.00

  • Available

April 7 — Friday  Afternoon Workshops


Carved Fall Leaf — FRI-PM-1

ARTISIT: SHELIA GUIDRY, Corpus Christi, Texas

Friday 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

 

We will discuss different types of carvers, different types of carving bits and safety. We will practice carving then carve the leaf. Then I will demo the textured background and students will do some on their gourd. I will demo how to paint the leaf. I will also discuss how to use leafing.

 

SUPPLIES PROVIDED BY INSTRUCTOR

Dyed gourd ready to carve. Gold leaf for students to bring home. Extension cords and power strips and written instructions. Finished gourd for demo.

 

SUPPLIES STUDENTS NEED TO BRING

Rotary carver (your choice of brand) or dremel, double cut tree shape burr and small round burr if you have them. Instructor will have them for sale for $8 for larger double cut burrs and $5 for small burrs. Dust mask mandatory.

 

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Beginner/Intermediate

MINIMUM: 2  MAXIMUM: 15  

PREREQUISITE: none

$67.00

  • Available

Zendoodle Gourd

ARTISTS: THE GOURD SISTERS (Ann Beninato and Lindy Hoffman, Ballwin, Missouri)

Friday 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

 

In this workshop you will learn the art of Zendoodling. It’s an easy to learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful designs using structured patterns. We will teach you a variety of geometric an organic patterns that you can combine to make your own unique gourd creation.

 

SUPPLIES PROVIDED BY INSTRUCTOR

Gourd and all supplies provided.

 

SUPPLIES STUDENTS NEED TO BRING

Reading glasses if you need them. Black extra fine tip Sharpie markers or Micron pens if you have them.

 

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Beginner

MINIMUM: 2  MAXIMUM: 15  

PREREQUISITE: None

$40.00

  • Available

April 8 — Saturday All-Day Workshops


Joyful Song Spirit Doll — SAT-ALL-1 — CLASS CLOSED

ARTIST: GLORIA CRANE, Hesperia, California

Saturday 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

 

In this fun class you will develop and improve upon your wood-burning skills, attach a small jewelry gourd for the head, paint the design using transparent acrylics and ink dye, set a turquoise and silver concho and adorn your doll using horse hair, tin cones, beads and wire. The doll will be permanently mounted on a wood base.

 

SUPPLIES PROVIDED BY INSTRUCTOR

Two prepped gourds, (a tall banana gourd and a small jewelry gourd), ink dyes and transparent acrylics, concho with turquoise rivet, five tin cones, wire, beads for necklace and head adornment, horse hair, clear sealer, micro brushes.

 

SUPPLIES STUDENTS NEED TO BRING

Bring a wood-burner with pens for burning straight and curved lines, heat tool, dust mask, small paint brush, sharp awl and any jewelry making tools you may have for bending and cutting wire, also bring a small jewelers hammer if you have one. Instructor will have a few for shared use.  

 

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: All Levels  — CLASS CLOSED

CLASS MINIMUM: 10   MAXIMUM: 15

PREREQUISITE: None

 

$86.00

  • Sold Out

Bird Sculpture — SAT-ALL-2

ARTIST: BILL DECKER,  Greenwood, MO

Saturday 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

 

This project can be as basic or as complicated as you choose. I’ll be demonstrating my method of constructing a free standing bird sculpture. Whether small or large, the principles are basically the same. Only the size of the components and the embellishments change. We’ll be cutting and drilling gourd and wood components and embellishing it with pyrography and stains. I’ll have examples in class of different variations of the sculpture for you to see.

 

SUPPLIES PROVIDED BY INSTRUCTOR

Tutorial, all gourds for the sculpture (small Chinese bottle gourd (body) –gourd shards (tail) – gourd seed (beak)—small round gourd (stand) –3/16” dowel rods at least 4” long (legs) Stain: you can bring your own if you prefer.

 

SUPPLIES STUDENTS NEED TO BRING

Variable heat wood burner, skew pen, shader pen, 1/16” ball tip pen, 1/8” circle pen, Small and medium round files gourd saw, dust mask, Xacto knife, gourd drill w/3/16” bit, small round brushes, glue, epoxy, feathers or other embellishments that you choose.* (If you don’t have these items, I will have a limited number that can be shared.)

 

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Beginner/Intermediate

CLASS MINIMUM: 1   MAXIMUM: 10  

PREREQUISITE: None, however, wood burning and cutting experience would be very helpful.

$57.00

  • Sold Out

Antler Handle Basket with French Knots — SAT-ALL-3

ARTIST: VICKIE ECHOLS-HARTMAN, Azle, Texas

Saturday 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

 

You will learn to coil pine needles onto the rim of a gourd to create your own unique basket. You will learn how to secure a deer antler to the rim using only your pine needle coil. As an accent you will then attach porcelain beads using French knots along the edge of your gourd basket.

 

SUPPLIES PROVIDED BY INSTRUCTOR

Prepared gourd, glycerinated pine needles, stitching needle, artificial sinew, deer antler, beads and a detailed tutorial to be emailed after class.

 

SUPPLIES STUDENTS NEED TO BRING

Students need good sharp scissors, small needle nose pliers and jewelry wire cutters.

 

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: All levels  

CLASS MINIMUM: 5   MAXIMUM: 15  

PREREQUISITE:  Anyone will be able to do this project. Some pine needle coiling experience will be helpful.

$85.00

  • Available

April 8 - Saturday Morning Workshops


Pyrography Feathers — SAT-AM-1

ARTIST: BARBIE HOLTON, Lavon, Texas

Saturday 8:00 am – 11:30 am

 

Create a wheel of feathers around your gourd. We will study the basic characteristics of feathers and use those to draw the design to be burned. Shape stencils will be available for use. You will learn the art of pyro lines and shading during the process. 

 

SUPPLIES PROVIDED BY INSTRUCTOR

Handouts, gourd, pencils, tape, alcohol, paper towels.

 

SUPPLIES STUDENTS NEED TO BRING

Scissors, adjustable heat wood burner & wood burner pens with tips provided to include skew or spear and all ball or writing, mask.

 

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: All Levels

CLASS MINIMUM: 5   MAXIMUM: 20  

PREREQUISITE: None

$57.00

  • Available

Double Wall Gourd Rim — SAT-AM-2

ARTIST: TONI MICKLE,  New Haven, Missouri

Saturday 8:00 am – 12:00 noon

 

Learn basic double wall Cherokee style of weaving on the top of a gourd, creating a very sturdy rim. In doing the process, a student will weave up creating a rim, then turn downward on the rim and finish with a reed edging. Create a lovely gourd with a double wall of colored reed.

 

SUPPLIES PROVIDED BY INSTRUCTOR

All materials to be supplied by instructor. This will include a pre-drilled gourd finished on the inside and out. Either natural or variegated round rattan reed is also provided. The instructor will provide spray water bottles and containers to soak the reed in.

 

SUPPLIES STUDENTS NEED TO BRING

Students should bring an awl or a small , flat screwdriver, spring type clothes pins and utility scissors for cutting the reed ( not your good sewing scissors).

 

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Beginner

CLASS MINIMUM: 4   MAXIMUM: 6  

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

$63.00

  • Available

April 8 — Saturday Afternoon Workshops


Weaving Hills and Valleys on a Gourd — SAT-PM-1

ARTIST: SHELIA GUIDRY, Corpus Christi, Texas

Saturday 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

                                                             

Using basket reed, seagrass and yarns, students will learn how to weave hills and valleys, how to do basic weaving, how to do twining and finishing the rim using beads.

 

SUPPLIES PROVIDED BY INSTRUCTOR

Dyed Gourd with holes drilled ready to weave and all the reed, yarn, seagrass and beads to finish the gourd. Spray bottles and bins to soak reed in will also be provided.

 

SUPPLIES STUDENTS NEED TO BRING

If you have a specific yarn, please bring it to weave into your gourd. Bring an old towel to put in your lap and bring scissors.

 

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: All levels

CLASS MINIMUM: 2   MAXIMUM: 15

PREREQUISITE: None

$75.00

  • Available

Pyrography Dragonflies — SAT-PM-2

ARTIST: BARBIE HOLTON, Lavon, Texas

Saturday 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

 

Dragonflies galore – each will be created per your preferences. A variety of designs will be available. You choose the size and placement. We will use pyrography to burn over the lines, and then you will choose which areas to shade or texture. Finally, you will make the decisions on color for finishing. No two gourds will ever be exactly the same.

 

SUPPLIES PROVIDED BY INSTRUCTOR

Handout, pencils, tape, graphite paper, alcohol, paper towels, wax paper, acrylic paint, water cups, gourd.

 

SUPPLIES STUDENTS NEED TO BRING

Scissors, adjustable heat woodburner & burner pens, w/tips to include skew or spear and ball or writing, small round paint brush (3/0), mask.

 

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: All levels

CLASS MINIMUM: 5   MAXIMUM: 20

PREREQUISITE: None

$62.00

  • Available

April 9 - Sunday Workshops


Lily Pond — SUN-1

ARTIST: GLORIA CRANE - Hesperia, California

Sunday 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

 

Gloria will guide you every step of the way in this fun new class. You will woodburn the pattern onto a prepped gourd, cut out the center of the gourd and around the rim using your mini jigsaw and a Fili-Point* burr. You will work with, and learn how to blend Transparent Acrylics to create the beautiful bright colors of the flowers. The dragonfly wings are created using various colors of transparent pigment powders. Upon completion the gourd will be mounted on a wooden base specially made for the project. Students should finish gourd in class.

 

SUPPLIES PROVIDED BY INSTRUCTOR

A pre-cut canteen, transparent acrylics, pigment powder, metallic ink, heat activated glue, clear sealer, wood base, step-by-step illustrated tutorial.

 

SUPPLIES STUDENTS NEED TO BRING

An adjustable heat woodburner with pens for burning curved lines, a mini jigsaw with blades, a power carver w/ flexible shaft, a Fili-point burr*, X-acto knife, dust mask, heat tool and small paint brushes.  *Fili-point burrs and paint brushes will be available for purchase from instructor the day of class.

 

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: All levels

CLASS MINIMUM: 10  MAXIMUM: 15  

PREREQUISITE: None

$87.00

  • Available

Intermediate Vinyl Resist Technique — SUN-2

ARTIST: CINDY KENDALL, Platte, Missouri

Friday 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

 

Learn to design a layered image gourd using a vinyl resist technique. I will show you how to cut and design a plant motif for the cannonball gourd using your ruler, Xacto knife and blank vinyl. You can then create your own designs at home. Please note: The student will be doing all the cutting for the vinyl resist plant design.

 

SUPPLIES PROVIDED BY INSTRUCTOR

A cannonball gourd will be supplied pre-cut, the inside cleaned, sprayed and ready to work on. I will have one craft heat gun. The gourds will vary in size depending on the shipment I receive before hand. I will have extra blank vinyl sheets for sale.

 

SUPPLIES STUDENTS NEED TO BRING

Wear old clothes. First come, first pick on the provided gourds. An Xacto knife, 6” metal ruler, heat gun if you have one.

 

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Advanced beginner- Intermediate  

MINIMUM: 5   MAXIMUM: 15   

 

PREREQUISITE: None

$49.00

  • Available

Gourdeous Gourd Turkeys — SUN-3

ARTIST: SHELIA GUIDRY — Corpus Christi, Texas

Sunday 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

 

Two sizes of Turkey Gourds will be made in this class. We will discuss what is polymer clay, how to use it and how to safely bake it. The large turkey will be done first and the face will be made with polymer clay. While the turkey face is baking, we will make a small turkey (oh so cute) on a small bottle gourd. When the turkey face is finished baking, we will bake the small turkey. While the small turkey is baking, we will finish decorating the large gourd.

 

SUPPLIES PROVIDED BY INSTRUCTOR

All supplies including gourds, clay, glue, dye, paint, varnish, decorations for turkeys and toaster oven for baking and wooden base for large turkey will be provided by instructor.

 

SUPPLIES STUDENTS NEED TO BRING: None

 

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: All levels

CLASS MINIMUM: 4  MAXIMUM: 15  

PREREQUISITE: None

$62.00

  • Available

Triple Handle Basket — SUN-4

ARTIST: VICKI ECHOLS-HARTMAN - Azle, Texas

Sunday 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

 

You will learn to coil pine needles onto the rim of your gourd to create your unique basket. This basket is worked using a continuous pine needle coil. You will learn how to make floating coils that will be turned into handles that are attached to each other and how to make a smooth ending to finish off your basket.

 

SUPPLIES PROVIDED BY INSTRUCTOR

Prepared gourd, glycenirated pine needles, stitching needle, waxed linen and a detailed tutorial to be emailed after class.

 

SUPPLIES STUDENTS NEED TO BRING

Students will need a good sharp pair of scissor, small needle nose pliers and jewelry wire cutters.

 

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: All Levels

CLASS MINIMUM: 5   MAXIMUM: 15  

PREREQUISITE: Anyone will be able to do this project. Some pine needle coiling experience will be helpful, but Vicki will be there to help you along the way.

 

$65.00

  • Available