Whether painted, dyed, woodburned or carved, gourds can be transformed into works of art. In response to the increasing interest in gourds and gourd art, we're excited to offer a creative assortment of gourd crafting workshops to help you discover this wonderful pursuit.
All classes are held on our gourd farm just outside the quaint little town of Cookstown. Surrounded by lush gardens and the beautiful gourd patch, this is the perfect place for a day of learning and creativity.
Our instructors have many years of gourd crafting and teaching experience and represent some of the best gourd artists in Canada. Each is an expert in their field.
All classes, unless otherwise noted, are 6 hours in length with a half hour lunch break. A convenient starting time of 10 a.m. for all our classes makes for a leisurely drive from many parts of Ontario and the United States. All the following classes are rated for beginners.
Register below, or call (705) 435-3307. Note:
We reserve the right to cancel workshops. In this event a full refund will be given. Customers may cancel up to 10 days before workshop for a full refund. After that, a 25% service charge will be applied and the balanced refunded. No refund will be given if cancellation is within 3 days of workshop date.
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- Bring a lunch. We'll provide tea, coffee and juice.
- Wear old clothes, as you'll be working.
- We'll provide all tools necessary, but we do suggest you bring additional tools that you're comfortable with.
- Material fees will be collected at the beginning of the class.
*Shapes of gourds may vary.
Saturday, November 8, 2014 Old Time Santa (This is a 2 day workshop)
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Old Time Santa (This is a 2 day workshop)
Instructor(s): Carolyn Cooper
These Old Time Santas are definetly collecter pieces. Students will learn how to sculpt the faces and beards with two types of sculpting medium on tall snake gourds. There are no molds used, all formations are free hand.
Faces will be painted and an antiquing method will be used on beards and trim.
Students must bring their own artist brushes with one being a 3/4 wide and a variety of finer sizes for intricate areas. If you already have your own sculpting tools bring them along. Please Note, this workshop takes two days to complete one Santa and runs from 10 - 3 on both Sat and Sun.
Experience level: beginners to advance
Tools required: sculpting tools
Materials fee (payable on morning of class): $25.