Nevada Gourd Society

  Est 2016

Wedding Ocean Drum

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Clint Appelt

Saturday, September 14

Full Day

9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Class description

You will learn how to make a beautiful ocean drum with banger and learn more advanced techniques for your future projects. Apply a drum head to a gourd.

This class is for all levels. 

I will provide paint, metal ring, drum head, colored wax linen, misc feathers, number 4 shot, southwestern patterns, carbon paper.

What you are required to bring

  • An 8" to 10" diameter cleaned canteen gourd with 6" hole cut on top and cleaned very smooth on the inside, 
  • Fabric/color of your choice 1" wide by 4' long to wrap ring,
  • A dozen colored beads of your choice with a hole to accommodate wax linen lacing 
  • Colored Sharpies 
  • Mini saw 
  • Mini sander
  • 8" water bowl to soak drum head 
  • Scissors 
  • Pencil
  • Dust Mask
  • Eye Protection (your regular glasses or safety glasses)

Feel free to contact Clint if you have any questions about these supplies (his contact info is below).

About the instructor

Clint teaches gourd art, cowboy rope basket making, bottle carving, 3-dimential gourd carving at gourd festivals, patch meetings, private classes in California, Arizona and Nevada. He is published in the International Gourd Magazine.

Questions about this class?

Contact Clint at: or 775-771-2092