2019 Class Schedule

2019 CLASS SCHEDULE

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FRIDAY ALL-DAY CLASS, SEPTEMBER 20, 2019

F1—SANTA IN THE MOON LAMP
Teacher: Sue Hollon-Taber, Belton, MO

Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Cost: $80 + $5 MSGS registration fee
Skill Level: Intermediate; Ages: 18 and up.
Approx. Project Size: 6” wide x 16-18” high
Leave class with a finished project? Yes; Min/Max # of Students: 4/12

Techniques to be taught: dry brushing, layering color from dark to light, and special eye tutorial. Instructor will supply: cut gourd, paint, sponges, brushes, and lights. Student must bring: nothing. Bring apron, if you wish.

FRIDAY MORNING CLASSES, SEPTEMBER 20, 2019

FAM1—FUN CACTI
Teacher: Katie Westmoreland, Vinemont, AL

Friday, 9 a.m.-12 Noon; Cost: $30 + $5 MSGS registration fee
Skill Level: All levels; Ages: 10 and up
Approx. Project Size: 4-1/2” wide x 7” high
Leave class with a finished project? Yes; Min/Max # of students: 2/10

We will be painting and assembling 3 or 4 small gourds into a 4-1/2” clay pot to look like some cacti in the desert. Instructor will supply: all materials needed. Student must bring: apron and favorite paint brushes.

FAM2—CATTAILS AND DRAGONFLIES
Teacher: Marla Garber, Frankston, TX

Friday, 8 a.m.-12 Noon; Cost: $65 + $5 MSGS registration fee
Skill Level: Beginner; Ages: 16 and up
Approx. Project Size: 7” wide x 10”-12” high
Leave class with a finished project? Yes;
Min/Max # of Students: 6/12
(Note: Stand is not included in class fee.)

In this class, I will introduce you to Twinkling H2O’s Watercolors.  We will woodburn, then lightly carve parts of the design.  Then we will learn about the watercolors.  This is a fun design.  Instructor will supply: patterns, H2O’s Watercolors, brushes (but my brushes are in rough shape, so you might want to bring a small round brush).  Student must bring:  a tall body gourd that sits well (stand is not included in class), approximately 7” wide and 10”-12” tall, with top cut off, cleaned inside and outside.  Spray paint inside (optional).  Heat tool or hair dryer, woodburner with skew pen, carver with small ball burr, good quality dust mask, and apron.

FAM3—FUZZY WUZZY BOWL
Teacher: Sarah Kemp, Greensburg, LA

Friday, 8 a.m.-12 noon
Cost: $35 + $5 MSGS registration fee
Skill Level: All Levels; Ages: 16 and up.
Approx. Project Size: 10” wide x 5” high
Leave class with a finished project? Yes
Min/Max # of Students: 4/9

Complete a colorful gourd bowl woven with dyed reed, multicolor yarns, and beads.  Techniques include decoupage with paper napkins, simple weaving, twining, and a basic braided rim.  Students will have their choice of napkin, reed, yarn, and beads.  Instructor will supply:  gourd base, napkin, Mod Podge, beads, and all reed and yarn needed. Student must bring:  apron, spray bottle, hand towel, and hair dryer or craft heat gun.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON CLASSES, SEPTEMBER 20, 2019

FPM1—DOTTY ABOUT MANDALAS
Teacher: Elizabeth West, Cullman, AL

Friday, 1-4 p.m.; Cost: $40 + $5 MSGS registration fee
Skill Level: All levels; Ages: 14 and up.
Approx. Project Size: 6” wide x 6” high
Leave class with a finished project? Yes; Min/Max # of Students: 1/8

Student will learn to use dotting tools and acrylic paint to create a 16-point mandala. Instructor will supply: base-coated gourd, tutorial with picture, dotting tools, paint, and all other necessary supplies. Student may bring: apron or smock.

FPM2—GOURD MASK ON CANTEEN GOURD
Teacher: Linda Hadder, Trussville, AL

Friday, 1-5 p.m.; Cost: $60 + $5 MSGS registration fee
Skill Level: Intermediate; Ages: 14 and up
Approx. Project Size: 6” wide x 6” high
Leave class with a finished project? No
Min/Max # of students: 4/12

We will make a gourd mask using a canteen gourd. Pattern will be drawn on using pencil and ruler. Then the lines will be burned. Ink dyes will be applied. Mask will be adorned with feathers and beads. Instructor will supply: canteen gourd, ink dyes, feathers, beads, dowels, and miscellaneous supplies. Student must bring: variable-temp woodburner, skew and round medium ball woodburning tips, exhaust smoke fan (optional), mask to protect your lungs, apron, and feathers if you prefer a color other than blue.

FPM3—GNOME OR WOODSMAN
Teacher: Marla Garber, Frankston, TX

Friday, 1-5 p.m.; Cost: $60 + $5 MSGS registration fee
Skill Level: Intermediate; Ages: 16 and up
Approx. Project Size: 3” wide x 5” high
Leave class with a finished project? Yes;
Min/Max # of Students: 6/12

We will build a gnome or woodsman, your choice, with ornamental gourds and Quikwood. We will build one and finish it. Instructor will supply: gourds, paints, Quikwood, foil, masking tape, and tutorial. Student must bring: paint brushes, dry brush brushes, embossing heat gun, sculpting tools, Aleene’s Tacky Glue, and apron.

SATURDAY ALL-DAY CLASSES, SEPTEMBER 21, 2019

S1—GREEN SEA TURTLE
Teacher: Marla Garber, Frankston, TX

Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Cost: $90 + $5 MSGS registration fee
Skill Level: Intermediate or Advanced; Ages: 16 and up.
Approx. Project Size: 6” wide x 6” high
Leave class with a finished project? Yes; Min/Max # of Students: 6/12

In this class, we will cut and sculpt a green sea turtle. We will paint and mount the turtle on mopani wood. Instructor will supply: gourds, paints, Quikwood, acrylic rod, mopani wood, and tutorial. Student must bring: gourd saw, paint brushes—angle, flat and liner, and apron.

S2—CHILLY THE PENGUIN LAMP
Teacher: Sue Hollon-Tabor, Belton, MO

Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: $75 + $5 MSGS registration fee
Skill Level: Beginner; Ages: 12 and up.
Approx. Project Size: 6” wide x 16” high
Leave class with a finished project? Yes
Min/Max # of Students: 4/12

Techniques to be taught: dry brushing, sponging, and various painting techniques. Instructor will supply: cut gourd, paint, sponges, brushes, penguin scarf and hat, and lights. Student must bring: nothing. Bring apron, if you wish.

SATURDAY MORNING CLASSES, SEPTEMBER 21, 2019

SAM1—WHIRLING DOTS MANDALA DESIGN
Teacher: Elizabeth West, Cullman, AL

Saturday, 9 a.m.-12 noon; Cost: $40 + $5 MSGS registration fee
Skill Level: All levels; Ages: 14 and up
Approx. Project Size: 6” wide by 6” high
Leave class with a finished project? Yes; Min/Max # of students: 1/8

Student will create an 8-point mandala design using only dots made with acrylic paint and dotting tools. Instructor will supply: base-coated gourd, approximately 5-6” diameter; all paints and tools; tutorial with picture; and all necessary supplies to complete the project. Student may bring: apron or smock, in case of accidents.

SAM2—FADED GLORY FLAG
Teacher: Katie Westmoreland, Vinemont, AL

Saturday, 8 a.m.-12 noon; Cost: $50 + $5 MSGS registration fee
This class will be held outdoors, in a covered location.
Skill Level: All levels; Ages: 12 and up
Approx. Project Size: 8” wide by 8” high
Leave class with a finished project? Possibly; Min/Max # of Students: 2/10

We will be carving several different techniques (sampler) to get the aged look on this “forlorn” flag. Instructor will supply: gourds and all other supplies. Student must bring: rotary tool and burrs for carving, sanding, and finishing. Bring what you have. I will share mine, also. Bring apron, if you wish.

SAM3—DRAGON IN FLIGHT
Teacher: Georgie Foster, Hattiesburg, MS

Saturday, 8 a.m.-12 noon
Cost: $45 + $5 MSGS registration fee
Skill Level: All levels; Ages: 18 and up, due to woodburning tool
Approx. Project Size: medium canteen gourd
Leave class with a finished project? Yes; Min/Max # of students: 1/12

On medium canteen gourd, we will burn the pattern, using small blade tip. We will be blending ink dyes and applying them to the gourd. We will also touch on value and intensity of colors used. Instructor will supply: ink dyes, pattern packet, brushes, palette, and canteen gourd. Student must bring: variable-temp woodburner, small blade woodburning tip, and apron.

SATURDAY AFTERNOON CLASSES, SEPTEMBER 21, 2019

SPM1—FANCY FOX
Teacher: Katie Westmoreland, Vinemont, AL

Saturday, 1-5 p.m.; Cost: $50 + $5 MSGS fee
Skill Level: All levels; Ages: 10 and up
Approx. Project Size: 5” wide by 7” high
Leave class with a finished project? Possibly; Min/Max # of students: 2/10

A sly, woodburned fox nestled in the branches will come to life as we add “fur” with the woodburner and apply colored pencils to him. Learn a secret blending technique that won’t cost a fortune, using what you probably have on hand already. Instructor will supply: gourds, pattern, and miscellaneous materials. Student must bring: woodburner, skew or knife woodburning tip, apron, and Prismacolor 12-piece color pencil set (Instructor prefers Prismacolor, but bring what you have.)

SPM2—GRUMPY OLD MAN
Teacher: Linda Hadder, Trussville, AL

Saturday, 1-5 p.m.; Cost: $55 + $5 MSGS registration fee
Skill Level: All levels; Ages: 15 and up
Approx. Project size: 3” wide by 4” high
Leave class with a finished project? No; Min/Max # of students: 4/12

Students will learn to build a face by using Quikwood on a small gourd. The face will be completed. If time allows, the face will be painted. Instructor will supply: photo, instructions, small gourds, Quikwood, paints, and miscellaneous tools. Student must bring: clay tools (if owned), miscellaneous paint brushes (1/2” flat or angle and liner), water container, apron, and paper towels.

SPM3—FUZZY WUZZY BOWL
Teacher: Sarah Kemp, Greensburg, LA

Saturday, 1-5 p.m.; Cost: $35 + $5 MSGS registration fee
Skill Level: All Levels; Ages: 16 and up.
Approx. Project Size: 10” wide x 5” high
Leave class with a finished project: Yes
Min/Max # of Students: 4/9

Complete a colorful gourd bowl woven with dyed reed, multicolor yarns, and beads.  Techniques include decoupage with paper napkins, simple weaving, twining, and a basic braided rim.  Students will have their choice of napkin, reed, yarn, and beads.  Instructor will supply:  gourd base, napkin, Mod Podge, beads, and all reed and yarn needed. Student must bring:  apron, spray bottle, hand towel, and hair dryer or craft heat gun.