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7th Annual Gourd Art Retreat, Apr 23rd-27th 2014 - Retreats

7th Annual Gourd Art Retreat, Apr 23rd-27th 2014

.RETREAT IS FULL. YOU CAN BE ADDED TO A WAIT LIST IN CASE SOMEONE CANCELS. Please call Linda Hanson at 602-317-8147.

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Friday, Apr 25th, Coiling with Feathers with Bonnie Gibson - Retreats

Friday, Apr 25th, Coiling with Feathers with Bonnie Gibson

.CLASS IS FULL. Here's a fun class to get you bak into the swing of things after the made rush of the holiday season. This class will be taught indoors if weather is cold or uncooperative. In this class, you'll learn how to combine coil weaving with the addition of small feathers for a fun effect. You'll learn the basic coiling technique and how to prepare individual feathers for weaving. Most of the instruction will take place in the morning, and the rest of the day you'll work on your proect and enjoy the time visiting with your fellow weavers.

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Saturday, April 26th, Steampunk Gourd with Bonnie Gibson - Retreats

Saturday, April 26th, Steampunk Gourd with Bonnie Gibson

. CLASS IS FULL. "Steampunk" is a sort of cross between fantasy/science fiction meeting Jules Verne turn of the century technology, and often uses machine or watch parts. This class will give you a chance to do something really outside your normal gourd art, and you will get to play with gears, keys, and other cool metal stuff. The gourds shown are just samples. Metal parts will be provided plus all kinds of different supplies to embellish your project in your own creative way. Bring a dremel tool and small drill bits, a wood burner (optional) and any special items you might want to use on your own project in addition to those supplied (items like old watches, metal foo-dads, broken jewelry parts, etc). A small hammer and screwdriver may be helpful but some will be provided for class use. Some dyes, texture mediums, paints, brushes, etc., will be available for your use. You may also bring your own if you prefer.

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Sunday, April 27th, War Shirt Gourd with Bonnie Gibson - Retreats

Sunday, April 27th, War Shirt Gourd with Bonnie Gibson

.CLASS IS FULL. While the class is called "War Shirt", you will also have the option of creating a Native dress if you prefer. You'll learn to create a sueded texture on your gourd and to add faux beading that looks real enough to fool most people! Various embellishments will be added to create the illusion of Native style leather clothing. (Little or no carving in this class, so you'll have a chance to enjoy visiting with your classmates!) Paints and embellishments of your choice will be provided; you can choose from items such as claws, elk teeth, horsehair, and more. Bring a gourd, a woodburner and your basic tool box. You may be drilling some holes or possibly insetting some embellishments, so a dremel may also be handy but is optional for this class.

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Monday, April 28th, Faux Mexican Pottery with Linda Hanson - Retreats

Monday, April 28th, Faux Mexican Pottery with Linda Hanson

CLASS IS FULL. When are Mexican pottery containers not Mexican pottery? When they're gourds, of course. You'll be able to pick your colors, designs and embellishments. You'll have lots to choose from. You can let your creative spirit run wild. You'll be given lining material to put inside your creation so you can put a live plant in it if you so choose. Please bring a pasta machine and brayer, if you have them. If you don't, we'll have some to share in class.

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