Nevada Gourd Society
Friday, September 14
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Create a dreamcatcher with an eye catching design. The gourd is thick, and we will carve the hard wood away from the opening of the dreamcatcher, giving the opening a suede-like finish. Then we will wood burn and paint the designs before starting the weaving. You will end the class by adding a feather to the center of the dreamcatcher for the bad dreams to slide down and away. If you do not want to wood burn your design, bring a black, fine-tipped sharpie pen to outline your design.
The instructor will provide : A class-ready gourd, alcohol ink, acrylic paints, formula 49, protecting wax and felt, cotton rounds, water dish, micro brush, sinew, beads, needles, feathers, rawhide, gloves and everything else required for the class with the exception of the items listed below for students to bring.
What you are required to bring
Each student is required to bring the following items to class:
- A power rotary tool (Dremel or other micromotor) with a Welburn filigree burr (or a 3/16 drill bit), a 2mm wheel burr (I will have extra burrs for sale)
- Wood burner with a skew, spear or knife tip (or you can bring a fine-tipped Sharpie to outline your design if you prefer)
- Detail paint brushes
- Pencil and eraser
- Flexible measuring tape
- Stylus, if you have one
- Your apron (optional)
- Eye protection - Safety glasses or eye glasses
- Dust mask for carving (I will have for sale if you don't have one)
- Your gourding tool kit
About the instructor
After retirement in 2015, Pam started teaching gourd art in Southern and Northern Nevada. She says the finished gourd is always a thrill because sometimes the end product is not what you had in mind. The gourd guides and talks to you. She also teaches wire wrapping of gemstones and does incorporate her gemstones in many of her pieces.
Questions about this class?
Pamela Rothermund can be contacted at [email protected] or 702-630-2772