Nevada Gourd Society

  Est 2016

Designs Taking Shape

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Brenda Blackwelder

Friday, September 13

Half Day

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Class description

Design takes all shapes and sizes. Journey with me as I teach you how to draw a hummingbird design on your gourd. When you are finished drawing it on you will be able to put this design on any gourd and make it unique. This intermediate class will give you the know-how to design in the round so that your gourd is not just one sided. Let me teach you a new way to think about gourds. 

The objective is to have the design all drawn on and inked in. When we are finished your gourd will be similar to the top picture. We will be doing a gourd shard tester so you will know how to complete the painting. Instructions are included. After taking all that time to draw on a beautiful design you will want to take it home to paint so you are not rushing your paint job.

I will provide a kit that includes: a gourd ready to draw on, pencil and eraser, and a Pitt Pen

I will also have the paints and Inks for our test sample.

What you are required to bring

You may want to bring an Apron.

About the instructor

I have created Art my entire life one way or another. In college I found design to be my favorite. Over the years I have worked in different medias, including wood burning and carving. After finding GOURDS I fell in love. I enjoy using all my learned skills to create Art on Gourds.

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