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Gourd Art Class: Ammonite Gourd

Welburn Gourd Farm, Inc.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 9:00 AM - Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 3:30 PM (PDT)

Gourd Art Class: Ammonite Gourd

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Gourd Art by Sue BrogdonThe ammonite, a fossilized sea squid from Madagascar, makes a wonderful focal point when integrated into the body of a canteen gourd. On day one, you will place the ammonite on a prepped gourd, draw the spiral, cut the opening of the ammonite and drill the holes for couching the rim treatment. Then the fun begins! You will apply GourdMaster Ink Dyes to your gourd. Blending will be demonstrated as well as use of Pigment Powders to pick up the pearl essence of the ammonites. After sealing, we will move onto the fretwork. The rest of the first day will be spent drilling and then filing the holes. The second day will be dedicated to lashing natural or dyed pygmy date palm onto the gourd. Instructor will also demonstrate how to pour the ammonites in resin, share a recipe for dyeing fiber and show how to line a gourd with handmade paper. 

Materials Provided: Pre-Cut Craft Ready GourdGourdMaster Pro Carver II, use of all GourdMaster Ink Dyes and Pigment Powders, sealers and everything needed to stain your gourd. Instructor will provide resin-encased ammonites, sealant, natural and dyed pygmy date palm, sinew and a lashing needle. 

Required materials: Please bring bucket and an old towel. You will need a dust mask or respirator along with 1/16" drill bit, Brad Point Drill Bits, grinding burr, Carbide Pointed Burr 80 and 120, small circular diamond files adn medium sand paper. If you don't own any carvings burrs they will be available to purchase the day of class. 

Ability Level: Beginner to Advanced
 Wednesday & Thursday, July 15-16, 2015

Time: 9:00-3:30
Location: Welburn Gourd Farm
Class Limit: 20 
Cost: $150

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 9:00 AM - Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 3:30 PM (PDT)

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