Nevada Gourd Society
Daylily-Drawing with Fire
Friday, May 31st
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
$65.00 + small processing fee
This wonderful class is about pyrography and is for anyone interested in learning about wood burning or improving their wood burning skills. We will review the basics, practice a little and begin work on gourds to create a flowering daylily. We'll learn to burn in layers, a gradual shading technique, which will turn a line drawing into a 3-D look. An additional aspect of the project is lettering with your wood burner. Lastly, you will have the option of adding some transparent color with Prismacolor art markers. If you'd like a saying other than "Grow through what you go through" contact Chris at [email protected] at least a week before the class so she can prepare your custom saying.
The instructor will provide the pattern, reference photo, transfer paper, gourd shards, cleaning solution, markers (for class use), tutorial.
What you are required to bring
Each student is required to bring the following items to class:
Variable heat wood burner; bring all the burner pens you have. We'll especially be using shader and writing or ball tips.
A gourd that can accommodate the pattern which is about 6" diameter. Ideally a lighter color without blemishes is best.
A 6B (very soft) pencil, ball point or gel pen of a color--not black, scissors, scotch tape, eraser, X-acto knife,
220/320 grit sandpaper and a good quality face mask if smoke is bothersome.
About the instructor
Gourds have been Chris' canvas since 2007. She paints, wood burns, sculpts, carves and embosses with clay. Her work has received many awards. Nature, wildlife and ancient cultures inspires her. Chris is a member of AGS, Idaho Gourd Society and NGS. She is webmaster and curator of Idaho Gourd Society website and Facebook, respectively. http://chrisinart.com.
Questions about this class?
Email Chris at [email protected]