Gourd Crafting: “Closed Coiling”

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Gourd Crafting: “Closed Coiling”

January 20 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Deadline to Register: January 13th at 5:00pm

Title: Gourd Crafting: “Closed Coiling”

Description: Join us for gourd crafting fun and make a container that is perfect for storing small objects and adding color to any room! Students will begin with a prepared gourd bowl that has holes drilled at the top and has been sprayed with white enamel paint. We will learn how to make a marble effect using alcohol ink dyes. Students will be given enough paper rush and wax linen to go around their bowl to make a closed coil rim to finish.

Instructor: Katie Westmoreland is a Michigan native who began growing gourds for other artists in 2008 after attending her first gourd show in Alabama. She began to wonder if she could make one for a herself, and she created her first piece. After that, she kept crafting gourd after gourd and fulfilled her childhood dream of being an artist. She took as many classes as possible and got involved in several different groups. She currently grows 2.5 acres of gourds and wishes she had room to grow more! Being active in several gourd societies, teaching, attending events and growing keeps her active and engaged. In addition to her work with gourds, she is a married mother of three grown children, a dog and cat, and is active in her local church. She feels blessed to to be able to do the job she loves full time!

Supplies and Attire: All materials and supplies will be provided. Students should wear close-toed shoes.

Time: Friday, January 20th, (5:00am-9:00pm)

Tuition: $60.00

Supply Fee: $15.00

Level: Beginner


Cancelation Policy: Our workshops take a great deal of advance planning and purchasing of supplies. 25% of all ticket purchases are a non-refundable deposit. Students that cancel 30 days or more prior to the date of the class will be eligible for a refund, minus the non-refundable deposit. If a cancellation is requested 14 to 29 days from a class date, a refund of half the total price can be issued. No refunds will be issued less than 14 days from the start date of a class.*  To be fair and consistent, there can be no exceptions to this policy, regardless for the reason a cancelation is requested.

Thank you for understanding that this policy is in place to protect our artist instructors who spend time, energy, and money to create an amazing learning experience. 

*We require a minimum number of students to hold a class. If this minimum is not met, the class may be canceled or rescheduled. In this case, a full refund will be offered.


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January 20
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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