Four Seasons

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Rosario Wilke

Sunday, September 16

1/2 Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm


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Class description

On a half of a medium size canteen gourd, you will have fun reviewing or learning different carving techniques and patterns. Any of these techniques will be easy to integrate into your designs therefore adding beauty and interest to your pieces. You will learn: filigree, a more detailed and advance filigree, scallops, outline carving and simple leaves. We will also do some stippling and you will carve a faux cabochon in the center.

This class is great for all levels of gourding students. The instructor will provide a class-ready canteen gourd half, step by step instructions and metallic paints in case somebody wants to finish the samples with color in class.

You will have plenty of time to practice each of the techniques. This a very attractive piece and after you apply some color, it can be mounted on a canvas to be used as a wall hanging.

What you are required to bring

Each student is required to bring the following items to class:

  • A dust musk
  • A micro carver or similar rotary tool (no cordless Dremel please)
  • All the burrs you already own
  • Diamond riffler files
  • Sand paper or sanding blocks
  • Electric sander, if you have one (the instructor will have some to share while in class)
  • Your general gourding tool box will be helpful

If you have any questions about the supplies requested, contact Rosario. Her contact info is at the bottom of this page.

About the instructor

Rosario Wilke born in Bolivia is a self-taught and an accomplished fine artist and instructor. Her pieces are distinctive for being one of a kind from contemporary to southwest style. Her work is recognizable because of the different carving techniques she employs and her use of copper in many forms.

Questions about this class?

Rosario Wilke can be contacted by email at [email protected] or 520-236-9626

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