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Gourd Class

Have you always wanted to learn how to create beautiful things from a humble gourd? Now is your chance to take a gourd class from Gourd Goddess, Dani Montoya.

I currently do not have any gourd classes scheduled however I would still love to teach you. Schedule Studio Time and come in and work One-on-one with me. If you choose one of the gourd class projects below that will be the only charge including materials. If there is a new technique you want to learn or help in any other form than Open Studio Time is the best,. 

Dreamcatcher Gourd Vase

You can’t say she did not enjoy the class!!

My gourd studio is an Open Studio, meaning that anytime you want to learn something, my studio is open to you.

Do you want to learn how to wood-burn, carve, weave, filigree? Would you like to try out some of the specialty Gourdmaster products or try your hand at wood-burning or carving before you spend the money on equipment? Do you need some guidance because you are just not getting it!. How about some inspiration and a gourd buddy! That is what I am here for. Call first to make sure I am in the studio though! I have gourds as well as scraps to play with.

 

Open Studio Usage Prices:

$15.00 an hour if I am working directly with you.
$5.00 an hour if you are just using the studio, the equipment and paints.
Other materials, such as gourds, feathers, beads, weaving threads and cords etc will be calculated by what you need.

Some people come in, spend an hour working directly with me and then work alone for an hour or two!!!  You have access to all my equipment!

In addition, I offer the following start to finish projects. Prices include all materials necessary to finish the project. You will be cleaning and cutting the gourd (with my supervision and help, of course!). If you want me to have a gourd cut and cleaned prior to your arrival there is an additional $10.00 fee. Registration is necessary for the following classes to make sure I have plenty of materials on hand for your class choice.

I love for everyone to make their own art so when your come to class, bring your creative hat!!

Pine Needle Rim Gourd Bowl


Pine Needle Rim Gourd

Learn the ancient art of pine needle weaving by weaving a beautiful rim on a gourd that you cut, clean and paint in the colors you want. In this class we will be working with the humble gourd and turning it into a piece of art. You will learn everything to complete this project.

All materials are furnished. Dress to get dusty!

The weave you will learn can be used for other pine needle projects, like bowls.

Gourd Class Time- 4-5 hours to complete
Cost- includes all materials
$65 – 1 person
$55.00 per person 2 or more
$45.00 per person 5 or more
Beginner

 Dreamcatcher Gourd Vase


Dreamcatcher Weave Gourd Vase

Take a simple gourd and turn it into a beautiful vase which features a tightly weaved, multi-colored dreamcatcher as the focal point. This weave works on all shapes of gourds. Class includes picking out and properly preparing a gourd of choice (Clean and Cut), paint it using whatever medium you want, and then we weave!
Gourd Class Time- 4-5 hours to complete

Cost- includes all materials
$65 – 1 person
$55.00 per person 2 or more
$45.00 per person 5 or more
Beginner

Weaving and Playing with Feathers


HongKong Weave Gourd

In this class the focus will be on learning to weave on the rim of a gourd as well as working with feathers as an embellishment.  The weaving material we will be using is Hong Hong grass. You will have the opportunity to pick out, clean and properly prepare a gourd, then cut it in a shape that will be pleasing to you. After painting, we will weave the rim and then make a feather adornment.

Gourd Class Time-4-5 hours

Cost- includes all materials
$75 – 1 person
$65.00 per person 2 or more
$55.00 per person 5 or more
Beginner

Gourd Drum


Gourd Drum Project Tutorial

Gourd Drum Project Tutorial

Impress your musical friends and make a playable drum out of a gourd. Although the picture shows the gourd unpainted, we will be taking a large bottle gourd and, properly clean and cut it. You will paint the body using Transparent Ink dyes and we will seal it in clear acrylic. While that is drying you will learn how to cut and fit a goats skin drum head and attach it to the gourd. Once the head dries you will have a wonderful new instrument to play!!
Class Time-4-5 hours

Cost- includes all materials
$90 – 1 person
$80.00 per person 2 or more
$70.00 per person 5 or more
Beginner

 Gourd Mask


Gourd Mask

Create your own majestic warrior complete with feather headdress. Clean and cut a gourd of your choice, including the eyes and the mouth.  Stain the gourd using transparent ink dyes and then paint on his warrior strips using acrylic paints. After sealing the mask with clear acrylic we will start assembling the headdress. I have lots of cool feathers you can play with.

Class Time-4-5 hours

Cost- includes all materials
$85 – 1 person
$75.00 per person 2 or more
$60.00 per person 5 or more

Intermediate

Beaded Rim Bowl with Flower Carving


Beaded Rim Gourd

Rim treatments are sometimes what really finishes off the gourd. In this class we will take a simple gourd and turn it into a beaded “lovely” using glass beads. You will be painting with Transparent Ink Dyes and a bit of shimmer powder for a glimmery body. Then we will seal the gourd, drill all the holes and start putting the beads on.

If you are really adventurous, and time permitting,  I would be more than happy to teach you how to carve the butterfly as flowers in the picture, which were carved after the gourd was painted, sealed and rimmed!

Class Time-4-5 hours
Cost- includes all materials
$65 – 1 person
$55.00 per person 2 or more
$45.00 per person 5 or more
Beginner if just beads
Intermediate for carving

Fall Leaves


Bright and beautiful fall leaves decorate this gourd vase. With this project you will work with a woodburner to burn in the leaves and veins, then color them in using transparent ink dyes and blending to give a wonderful soft transition between the colors. There are no bugs on these leaves unless you put them there. Although the sample shows a black background to set off the leaves, you are welcome to paint it any color you want!!

Fall Leaves

Class Time-4-5 hours

Cost- includes all materials
$65 – 1 person
$55.00 per person 2 or more
$45.00 per person 5 or more
Intermediate