We are really excited about the 2017 classes that are scheduled. You can register for a class by mail, online, or in person. For complete information go to the college's registration information page. If you have any questions please call or email Lisha Sturgill at lsturgill@harford.edu or 443-412-2175.

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Please note the out of county (or state) fee has been waivered for Gourd Day Classes

 

Thursday, April 27th Morning

Please note the class start time.

Class Title: A Fish Tale

Instructors: Terry and Sandy Jordan

Description: Students will work with quikwood to create this delightfully whimsical fish.    Students will learn how to mold the clay, sand, and sculpt fins, eyes/eyebrows, and long flowing tail.   Sandy will then help you paint the fish with Metallic FolkArt paints. 

Price: $40
Course Number: 25375
Thursday morning 9:00-12:00
Number of Students: 1 Minimum 10 Maximum
Class Level: Beginner

Instructor will provide: Gourd (cleaned, cut and ready to sculpt), quikwood, paints, gloves, paper plates and towels, hand-sanitizer, clay tools, tutorial, brass or silver tacks, creamy petroleum jelly

Students should bring: Apron, Water Basin, Stylus or small brushes, Snacks, and a happy attitude

   

Class Title: Basic Open Coiling

Instructor: Susan Nonn

Description: Students will learn basic open coiling, techniques for hiding the drilled holes, and keeping their stitches straight. The coiling material is Danish cord that will be accented with Design Master Color sprays. The bowl will be dyed a chocolate brown and sealed. The interior will be left natural for students to paint their preferred color after class. This is a technique class, the project may not be finished during class time.

Price: $40.00
Course Number: 25398
Thursday Morning 9-12
Number of Students: 1 Minimum 12 Maximum
Class Level: All levels

Instructor will provide: Gourd (cut and cleaned, outside dyed and sealed) Danish cord, Design master sprays, written tutorial.

Students must bring: Drill and 5/64 drill bit

   

Class Title: Back to Nature

Instructor: Jayne Wright

Create a natural sculpture for wall or mantel, using vines, driftwood, branches,  gourds, blown eggs, fallen birds nests, abandoned bee nests, and other natural materials.

Price: $35
Thursday morning 9:00-12:00
Course Number: 25842
Minimum 3 Maximum 12
Class Level: Beginner

Instructor will provide: A miscellany of vines, branches, small gourds, wire, natural materials, blown eggs, drill, hooks, scissors, nippers for branches.

Student should bring: You MAY (but need not) bring any natural materials you might want to incorporate, such as a favorite piece of driftwood or vine, a fallen bird nest, an abandoned wasp nest, a few feathers, etc. Small drill or dremel, pliers, side cutters or pruning shears.  Bring your imagination.

   

Class Title: Stylized Ginko Leaf carving

Instructor: Susan M. Zanella

Description: Come have fun creating this stylized branch of ginkgo leaves and learn how to carve three dimensions as well as smooth your carving and create filigree background - all with only two carving burs and two diamond burs!

Price: $35.00
Course Number: 25 843
Thursday morning 9:00-12:00
Number of Students: 3 Minimum 12 Maximum
Class Level: Beginner

Instructor will provide: Cut and cleaned thick gourd for carving, patterns, transfer paper.

Students must bring: Rotary tool with appropriate collets. Four burrs: Dremel #105 and #107 engraving cutter burs and a flame and a needle type diamond burr.
Some tools and burrs available to use; sets of diamond burs for sale; email susanzanella@hotmail.com

   
   

 

 

Thursday, April 27th Afternoon

Class Title: Mold Making Techniques

Instructors: Terry and Sandy Jordan

Description: Have you every wanted to make a mold to put on your gourd character or ornaments?  This technique will teach you how to use EasyMold Silicone Putty to create a wonderful casted character for your gourds.  Each student will have the opportunity to create either two small silicone molds or one large one, using silicone putty. Then using your own mold you will then create a Quikwood cast to place on a gourd.  The class will not include painting the casted character.

Price: $20
Course Number: 25373
Thursday Afternoon 1:00-4:00
Number of Students: 1 Minimum 10 Maximum
Class Level: Beginner

Instructor will provide: Easy Mold Silcone Putty,  Small Gourds (2), Quikwood, Tools, Tutorial

Students show bring: Apron, Happy Smile and Snacks

   

Class Title: Spiral Gourd Bowl

Instructor: Angie Wagner

Description: Try your hand at basketweaving on a gourd with a 4 double-rod wale (2 ply weave) which creates the same weaving pattern but different color patterns on the inside and outside. You will learn the 4 double-rod wale as well as how to change colors, creating a spiral color pattern.
A rolled rim will finish off the top of the basketweaving.

Price:$45
Course Number: 25390
Thursday Afternoon
Number of Students: 4 Minimum 12 Maximum 
Class Level: All levels

Students should bring: small water container (large coffee can or small bucket), old towel, sponge, sharp scissors (Instructor will have some basketweaving tools to share)

   

Class Title: Tropical Leaves

Instructor: Susan Nonn

Description: Create a wonderful arrangement of tropical leaves circling a bowl while improving your cutting skills. The foliage pattern is perfect for angular cuts and overlapping leaves. The leaves will be colored with Adirondack inks and highlighted with Gilder’s Paste

Price: $40
Course Number: 25393
Thursday Afternoon 1-5pm
Number of Students: 1 Minimum 12 Maximum
Class Level: All Levels

Instructor will provide: Nine inch diameter gourd bowl, pencils, patterns, inks, daubers, Gilder’s Paste, and a written tutorial.

Students must bring: Micro-Lux mini Jig-saw with extra blades (a Proxxon saw will be difficult to use for this project), rotary tool and small round burr, awl or drill with small drill bits, dust mask, wood burner is optional.

   

Friday, April 28th (All Day)

 

Class Title: Frog on Lily Pad Vase

Instructor: Judi Fleming

Description: Create a charming vase with wooden base and rim treatment.  Learn how to do a mixed media for a stunning effect on the frog and lily pad using paints, alcohol inks, markers and more. 

Price: $70.00
Course Number: 25376
Friday All Day 9:00-5:00
Number of Students:  2 Minimum 12 Maximum
Class Level: Intermediate

nstructor will provide: Cleaned, cut and prepared gourds, wooden base and rim treatment, QuikWood, all paints, brushes, inks, markers, heat guns, gloves, spray sealer, and more.

Students should bring: An apron and a fun and creative attitude.

 

Friday, April 28th (morning)

Class Title: A Visit from Santa

Instructors: Terry and Sandy Jordan

Description: Students will work with Apoxie Sculpt clay to create this Santa using two types of gourds.  Students will learn how to mold the clay, sand, and sculpt his arms, hands, hat, hair and shoes.  Due to the drying time required for Apoxie Sculpt, the class will not be able to paint the Santa. However, the tutorial will include painting instructions. Should time permit, Sandy will help you paint the Santa face.  Should you wish to make a mold of the Santa face for another project, it is being taught in a class entitled ‚”Mold Making Techniques”.


Price: $40
Friday Morning 9:00-12:00
Course Number: 25372
Number of Students: 1 Minimum  - 10 Maximum
Class Level: Beginner


Instructor will provide: Gourd with Santa face, apoxie sculpt, quikwood, paint, Tutorial

Students should bring: Apron, Snacks, and a happy attitude

   

Class Title: Flower bowl with black cord rim

Instructor: Susan Zanella

Description: We will wood burn the outline of the flowers and leaves, use a rotary tool to create the stippled background, then color the flower and leaves using memories inks. A simple sewed cord rim will be added.


Price: $35.00
Course Number: 25379
Friday Morning 9:00-12:00
 Number of Students: 3 Minimum 12 Maximum
Class Level: Beginner


Instructor will provide: Cut and cleaned gourd, patterns, transfer paper, all inks and brushes, varnish, cord for rim and needles and sinew for sewing.


Students must bring: Wood burning tool with any tip (writing or ball tip preferable), rotary tools with small engraving ball cutter such as dremel #105 or #106.

Some wood burning tools, engraving burs, rotary tools may be available for use; email susanzanella@hotmail.com

   

Class Title: Steampunk Hoot Owl

Instructor: Lorraine Haggard

Description: "Steampunk" is a Neo-Victorian style that crosses fantasy and science fiction. This class will give you the freedom and fun to create a-one -of-kind Hoot Owl. You will use all kinds of broken jewelry, gears, chains, washers, screws and etc. to embellish your metal owl. We will also accent with dyes. Bring an apron and some of your own embellishments to personalize you owl. All other supplies will be provided.

Price: $45
Course Number: 25383
Friday Morning 9:00-12:00
Number of Students: 4 Minimum 12 Maximum
Class Level: Beginner

Instructor will provide: Lesson plan, gourd and all other supplies.

Students should bring: Some embellishments:  i.e. broken jewery, watches, screws, washers, bolts metall buttons, etc.  Bring an apron.

   

Swirling Pine needles

Suzi Nonn

Using a natural gourd and pine needles you will create a beautiful swirl rim. The caps will emphasis this design. We will discuss how to divide your rim into sections, mark and drill holes, and create even stitches. You should be able to complete this project during class time.

Price: $35
Course Number: 25841
Friday morning 9-12
Minimum 3 Maximum 12
All Levels

Instructor will provide: Gourd (cleaned and sealed), pine needles, needles and sinew.

Students must bring: Drill and 5/64 drill bit

   

 

Friday April 28th Afternoon

 

Class Title: Good Luck Elephant

Instructor: Susan M. Zanella

Description: Elephants with their trunks uplifted have historically been associated with good luck. Come learn how to shade your burning to create this life-like and three dimensional good luck elephant!

Price: $30.00
Course Number: 25381
Friday Afternoon 1:00-500
Number of Students: 3 Minimum 12 Maximum
Class Level: Beginner

Instructor will provide: 7-8" gourd, patterns, transfer paper

Students must bring: Wood burning tool with any tip, but a writing or ball tip is preferable.
Some wood burning tools may be borrowed; email susanzanella@hotmail.com

 

 

 

Class Title: Steampunk Fish Stick

Instructor: Lorraine Haggard

Description: This miniature "steampunk " fish totem pole will brighten up a spot in you home.  Learn to foil tape and embellish each fish to personalize a one-of-a-kind sculpture. We will add dyes to create a nautical look. Bring and apron. All supplies provided.

Price: $40
Course Number: 25384
Friday Afternoon 1:00-500
Number of Students: 4 Minimum 12 Maximum
Class Level: Beginner

Instructor will provide: All supplies.

Students should bring: Optional: embellishments of broken old jewelry that an be used for eyes. Apron

 

 

Class Title: Spiral Gourd Bowl

Instructor: Angie Wagner

Description: Try your hand at basketweaving on a gourd with a 4 double-rod wale (2 ply weave) which creates the same weaving pattern but different color patterns on the inside and outside. You will learn the 4 double-rod wale as well as how to change colors, creating a spiral color pattern.
A rolled rim will finish off the top of the basketweaving.

Price: $45
Course Number: 25391
Friday Afternoon
Number of Students: 4 Minimum 12 Maximum 
Class Level: All levels

Students should bring: small water container (large coffee can or small bucket), old towel, sponge, sharp scissors (Instructor will have some basketweaving tools to share)

 

 

   

Class Title: Pinecones

Instructor: Susan Nonn

Description: I love this project. The design can be burned, carved, or cut. The choice is up to the student. During class students will transfer the design onto a gourd. The pinecones and needles can then be heavy burned, carved out, or completely cut out. The next step is to dye the bowl with chocolate brown and then seal the bowl. If there is enough time during class the bowl will be rimed with pine needles. Each student will received their own Pinecones stencil from Dreamweaver Stencils© and Lynell Harlow to keep.

Price: $45
Course Number: 25397
Friday afternoon 1-5 pm
Number of Students: 1 Minimum 12 Maximum
Class Level: All levels

Instructor will provide: Gourd bowl (cut, cleaned, inside painted black), patterns,  transfer paper, dye, sponges, sealer, and a written tutorial.

Students must bring: If you want to cut out the pine cones bring a Micro-Lux mini Jig-saw with extra blades (a Proxxon saw will be difficult to use for this project). If you want to carve the pine cones bring a rotary tool and small round burrs. If you want to burn bring a wood burner. Please bring a “hair dyer” not a heat gun.

 

Saturday, April 29th All Day

Class Title: Frog on Lily Pad Vase

Instructor: Judi Fleming

Description: Create a charming vase with wooden base and rim treatment.  Learn how to do a mixed media for a stunning effect on the frog and lily pad using paints, alcohol inks, markers and more. 

Price: $70.00
Course Number: 25377
Saturday All Day 9:00-5:00
Number of Students: 2 Minimum 12 Maximum
Class Level: Intermediate

Instructor will provide: Cleaned, cut and prepared gourds, wooden base and rim treatment, QuikWood, all paints, brushes, inks, markers, heat guns, gloves, spray sealer, and more.

Students should bring: An apron and a fun and creative attitude.

 

Saturday, April 29th Morning

 

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Class Title: Wooly Pine Tree

Instructor: Jackie Burke

Description: Make a unique tree made of wool with a decorated gourd base.  Most supplies provided by instructor.  To decorate the gourd students must bring a rotary tool with a ball cutter bit and engraving cutter.

Price: $40.00
Course Number: 25382
Saturday Morning 9:00-12:00
Number of Students: 4 Minimum 12 Maximum
Class Level: Beginner

 

 

 

 

Class Title: “Speed Gourding”…so many gourds…so many ideas…so little time

Instructors: 5 Instructors

Description: Based on the concept of “speed dating”, spend the morning learning five gourd techniques from five instructors. The format of the class is to spend a half hour with an instructor creating a small project, and when the bell rings move on to the next instructor. The instructors will provide everything for each project. It’s fast and  it’s fun!

Price: $50.00
Course Number: 25399
Saturday morning 9-12
Number of Students: 5 minimum 25 maximum
Class Level: All levels

Instructors will provide everything

 

 

 

 

Class Title: Stylized Ginko Leaf carving

Instructor: Susan M. Zanella

Description: Come have fun creating this stylized branch of ginkgo leaves and learn how to carve three dimensions as well as smooth your carving and create filigree background - all with only two carving burs and two diamond burs!

Price: $35.00
Course Number: 25380
Saturday morning 9:00-12:00
Number of Students: 3 Minimum 12 Maximum
Class Level: Beginner

Instructor will provide: Cut and cleaned thick gourd for carving, patterns, transfer paper.

Students must bring: Rotary tool with appropriate collets. Four burrs: Dremel #105 and #107 engraving cutter burs and a flame and a needle type diamond burr.
Some tools and burrs available to use; sets of diamond burs for sale; email susanzanella@hotmail.com

 

 

 

Saturday, April 29th Afternoon

 

 

Class Title: Leaving Nothing but Bubbles

Instructors: Terry and Sandy Jordan

Description: Students will create this enchanting seahorse lamp.  Students will learn woodburning and pyroburning techniques, along with gold leafing to create this wonderful seahorse.  Gold leafing surrounds the seahorse as he floats his way across the ocean. The light shines through the seahorse and bubbles. The students will drill at the top of the gourd  to provide light to shine through the gourd.  All students should be able to complete the project.

Price: $45
Course Number: 25374
Saturday Afternoon 1:00-5:00
Number of Students: 1 Minimum 10 Maximum
Class Level: Beginner

Instructor will provide: Canteen gourd (cut and cleaned), stand and light cord with bulb, Gold Leaf and Adhesive and Sealer, Alcohol Dye (your choice of colors provided), Foam Plates, Paper Towels, Indoor/Outdoor Polyurethane, Press ‘n Seal, Transparent Paint, Tutorial, Super Glue

Student should bring: Paint Water Basin and Small paint brushes, woodburner with knife and writing tip, spray water bottle, dremel tool with small bit, ballpoint pen

 

 

Class Title: Carving the Colors of Fall

Instructor: Reagan Bitler

Description: In this low intensity class, students will use their power carvers to carve fall leaves in the side of a vase or bowl.  Students will recess and fade the area around the leaves using either a micro sander, a sanding drum, or sand paper and a stippling technique using various size bits with their power carver.  Students will use a burning tool to highlight the veins of the leaves, gourdmaster ink dyes to color the leaves, and acrylic paints to even the color of the carved area.  The rim WILL NOT be completed as part of the class.

Price: $32.00
Course Number: 25386
Saturday Afternoon 1:00-5:00
Number of Students: 4 Minimum 12 Maximum
Class Level: Beginner

Instructor will provide: Cut and cleaned gourds, leaf patterns, gourdmaster ink dyes, acrylic paints, burners and burning pens, spray sealer.

Students must bring: Power carver with a variety of sizes of steel carving burrs and diamond coated carving burrs.  (An inverted cone bit would be useful)  Mini 3D sander or a variety of varying grits of sand paper.  Safety gear such as a dust mask, apron, and glasses.

 

Description: Class Title: Autumn Leaves

Instructor: Susan M. Zanella

Using a gourd in what is considered s classic ceramic design, we will wood burn the outline of the oak leaves and then use memories inks to dye them the wonderful colors of fall. We finish with a brush on varnish and adhere the gourd to a wooden base we will paint in a matching color.

Price: $35.00
Course Number: 25378
Saturday Afternoon 1:00-5:00
Number of Students:  3 Minimum 12 Maximum
Class Level: Beginner

Instructor will provide: A cut and cleaned gourd, patterns and transfer paper, wooden base, glue, paint, memories inks, brushes and varnishes.
Students must bring: A mini-jigsaw and a wood burner with any tip (writing or ball tip preferable)

There may be burners and saws to borrow; contact susanzanella@hotmail.com

 
   
 

 

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