Creating Gourd Art
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Creating Gourd Art - July 15th from 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM - Sold Out
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Workshop Instructor: Donna Smith

You don’t need to be able to draw to create spectacular gourd art. Come learn how in this hands-on workshop with gourd artist, Donna Smith. Participants will learn about different ways to decorate the surface of gourds including ink markers, pastels, watercolor, and acrylics. The instructor will provide different sizes and types of gourds and each participant will select the one they wish to decorate and the mediums they want to use. They will learn to clean the surface. If they wish to cut their gourd open to create a gourd vessel, the instructor will guide them through the process of cutting it and cleaning the interior. She will provide various designs that can be used as inspiration as well as ideas for abstract decorations, but participants are also encouraged to bring any design ideas of their own. She will be happy to help with creating the design or to act as a technical adviser, helping each participant achieve their own artistic vision of gourd art. She will also demonstrate how wood burning can be used as a decorative technique.

• Location: Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea (Basement) - 200 Artisan Way

• Date/Time: July 15th from 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM

• Break: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (1.5 hours)

• Total Hours: 4 hours

• Price: $58.00 (Includes all materials, use of tools and safety equipment.)

• Age: 12 & Up (Participants under 18 MUST be accompanied by one parent, legal guardian or authorized adult through the duration of the workshop. If the parent, legal guardian or authorized adult wishes to participate, they must also register for the workshop. All participants under 18 MUST bring a Youth Authorization Form, completed and signed by a parent or legal guardian, found at this Attendees Resources link.)

• Difficulty: All levels

• Class Size: 6 Max

• Take Home: One completed gourd art project and materials for more to make at home.

• Notes: Please wear work clothes that can get messy. For safety, dust masks will be provided for any participant cutting open a gourd, but if you are very sensitive to dust, this might not be the best workshop for you. You are welcome to bring any design ideas of your own.

• NOTE TO EDUCATORS: Educators attending this session will receive access to on-line cross-curricular resources, suggested classroom activities based on skills and concepts covered in session, and a certificate of participation for Professional Learning documentation.