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Spirit Doll

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Janice Reich

Saturday, September 10

Full Day

9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Class description


Design a 10 to 12-inch doll using wood burning, painting, and dying. Learn how to draw your design 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!!


This class is for all levels of gourders.


I will supply a gourd and base, ink dyes, acrylics, paint brushes, assorted feathers, leather, and beads to choose from to decorate your doll, glue, tutorial, latex gloves, and some design ideas. Maybe a few surprises too.


What you are required 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


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 August 30, 2019 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 August 30th, 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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