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Pyrography and Color

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Smruti Kurse

Friday, Sep 6th

Full Day

9:00 am to 4:00 pm


Class description


Whether you are a novice or a seasoned pyrographer, this class provides a remarkable opportunity for you to refine your wood burning skills and elevate your pyrography work to new heights. In this class, you’ll learn to burn in the lines with careful use of controlled heat, making neat outline for your drawing. 


In this class you will learn to wood burn without cutting into the surface of the wood. And this technique is not just for wood--it also works on gourd surfaces! You’ll transfer the design and uncover the burning secrets of creating an all over pattern with clean lines without any burn-over. 


You will finish the design with color, using colored pencils. Each student will get their own wooden box to decorate and take home, along with a class tutorial. Colored pencils will be available for coloring (not to give away)

Those interested in burning a design on a gourd can bring their own 6-7 inch-sized gourd to work on.

What you are required to bring


​​A "wire-tip" style wood burner with the following tips:
   spoon shader (medium) tip
   standard writing tip or ball stylus tip (medium)


Note: "Solid-tip" style wood burners will NOT work for this class. Contact Smruti at if you have questions about your wood burner or the burning tips.

Class Cancellation Policy


If you need to cancel this class, you MUST contact us before August 22, 2024 in order to receive a refund. Note that NGS will withhold $10 per cancelled class to cover processing fees. To cancel, call Patti Jo Newsom @ 817-917-7873 or email

If a class does not meet the minimum number of students, the class will be cancelled, you will be contacted, and your full registration fee will be refunded.


About the Instructor


Smruti Kurse, originally from Pune, India, is a versatile artist who uses various mediums such as graphite, charcoal, colored pencils, oils, and pyrography to create her art. Her work reflects a deep contemplation of authentic portrayal of life, capturing moments in time that evoke atmosphere and suspense without being part of a narrative. She blends realism and impressionism, reflecting her emotional and experiential influences.  She has been involved in non-profit work with organizations such as USHF, local schools, and community events, while also exhibiting her artwork in galleries.



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