Nevada Gourd Society

  Est 2016

Spirit Doll

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Janice Reich

Saturday, September 11

Full Day

9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Class description

Design a doll using wood burning, cutting and carving techniques. Learn how to draw lines and transfer patterns. Color with dyes and/or acrylic paints, then add the finishing touch of feathers, fur, leather, beads and/or other embellishments to create your very own unique doll. The only limit is your own imagination. There are NO rules! Create a doll with ATTITUDE!! Put your own personality into your creation and let the mysterious side of yourself come out & play. Naming her is a must!

This class is for all levels of gourders.

I will supply a gourd Doll with head, assorted feathers, leather, beads and a base to choose from to decorate your doll, glue, tutorial, latex gloves, and will have extra tools available for use.

What you are asked to bring

Note: If you don't have a dremel or woodburning tool, I will have extra tools available that students can share.

Dremel tool with assorted bits 
Wood burning tool 
Hair dryer or heat tool 
Dust mask 
Apron (optional)
Any special beads or embellishment you would want on your doll

Class Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel this class, you MUST contact us before September 1, 2021 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 by the class cancellation cut-off date, the class will be cancelled, you will be contacted, and your full registration fee will be refunded.

About the instructor

Janice's journey into art began late in life, but with a BAM! when she encountered her first gourd, a Mayan drum. Her interest grew in this odd, dried plant. Initially self-taught, Janice has continually added to her skills and knowledge by seeking out classes from some of the best in the field of both gourd art and other mediums. The composite of all these experiences is evident in her unique vision and attention to detail. 

Questions about this class?

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