Deadline to Register: October 15th at 5:00pm
Title: Wood-Burning: “Gourd Lamps”
Description: Learn the techniques of wood-burning, with local pyrographer Lauren Concepcion, while burning & assembling your own gourd lamp! No experience is necessary. Lauren will provide all designs & teach participants the basic techniques of wood-burning, how to use and care for their burners, as well as share her step-by-step process for each project. Gourds will be pre-cut, drilled & painted before class. Students will wood-burning their patterns & assemble their lamps at the end of class. Paint will also be available on-site for anyone who wishes to add to their gourd. Workshop will include all parts needed to assemble the lamps, including bulbs. Design will feature sunflowers for a Fall theme.
Instructor: Originally a psychology graduate, with the intent on studying landscape architecture, Lauren Concepcion has explored many creative paths. Getting her start about 6 years ago, all these paths eventually morphed and converged into something entirely different: wood-burning. Being a drawer and maker of things all her life, Lauren believes in filling our environments with thoughtful and meaningful pieces; that hand-made items are special, purposeful and invaluable. She hopes to share this belief, along with the reawakening of this forgotten technique, with others. Lauren Concepcion is a self-taught pyrographer and owner of her local pyrography business, LC Pyrography & Design. You can find Lauren at LCPyrography.com and on Instagram, @lc.pyrographydesign.
Supplies and Attire: All materials and equipment are provided. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed toe shoes. Clothing should be comfortable. No long sleeves or fabric that cannot be rolled up or moved out of the way of the pen while burning. If students have their own burners they would like to bring they may do so.
Time: Friday, October 22nd (5:00pm – 9:00pm)
Supply Fee: $25.00
Level: Beginner/Adv. Beginner
Important Information: Registering for a workshop indicates that the student is 19 years of age or older and understands that photographs/video may be taken during the event and their image may be used on Burritt on the Mountain’s website and social media outlets or other promotional materials. Registration also indicates that the student releases Burritt on the Mountain and the City of Huntsville, all their directors, employees, volunteers, and any persons associated with Burritt on the Mountain, from any liability for any bodily injury and/or property damage suffered by the attendee as a result of actives during the educational program.
Cancellation Policy: Our workshops take a great deal of advance planning and purchasing of supplies. Students that cancel 14 days or more prior to the date of the class will be eligible for a refund, minus a $20.00 cancellation fee. If a student cancels 14 days or less prior to the date of the class, no refund can be issued.