Wednesday Workshop - Basic Gourd Art, Thunder Gourds, Pine Needle Coiling

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

February 7, thru April 4, 2018   9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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Basic Gourd Art - March 7. Arboretum annual members pay $45, Non-Members $57.50. This class is good for beginners or for repeat students wanting to improve their skills. This class covers the basics of gourd art, including how to clean and prepare gourds, choosing and drawing a design, wood burning and applying color. A cleaned gourd and all materials are provided, and students leave with a completed project.

Thunder Gourd- February 7 & April 4. Members $55, Non-Members $67.50. Make a thunder gourd, a gourd with a synthetic drum head and spring that makes a rumbling thunder-like noise when shaken. A cleaned and cut gourd and all materials are provided and students leave with a completed project.

Pine Needle Coiling- February 21.  Members $50, Non-Members $62.50. Students will learn to weave pine needles on the rim of a gourd to create a decorative finish. A clean and prepared gourd and all materials are provided, but students may bring special feathers, beads or other adornments if they like. Most students will complete their project in class, materials will be provided to finish at home if necessary. Credit Card Ready, Call 520-689-2723 to enroll and pre-pay.