Nevada Gourd Society

  Est 2016


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Jelena Clay

Sunday, September 15

Half Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Class description

Students will create an awesome crow, the endangered Hawaiian 'Alala (which is my favorite bird). All the parts of the crow will be prepared and painted for the students ahead of time. After the crow is assembled we will apply the pattern which can be amended to your liking. We will go through the entire process of creating the crow so you can create more in the future.

This class is for all levels of gourders.

I will supply a complete kit to create the crow, paints, palm branch perch and clays.

NOTE: Due to early travel arrangements that Jelena must make to teach at our festival, the class cancellation cut-off date is August 1, 2019.

What you are required to bring

dremel with flex shaft or comparable. Email if you have any questions.

About the instructor

Jelena clay is a mixed media artist that resides in Hilo on the Island of Hawaii. She is the daughter of Serbian emigrants and was raised in Saratoga, California. At 20 years old she relocated to the islands and has called it home for over 30 years. Jelena works primarily with gourds and creates gourd, mixed media sculptures and oil paintings relating to the Island flora and culture. Jelena has worked with the hula arts community for many years. The Hawaiian culture is deeply rooted in nature which is her primary influence, and her work is a culmination of her island experiences and knowledge.

Questions about this class?

Email Jelena at: