Vivian  King

Vivian was born and raised in Florida. After retirement, she and her husband moved to Blairsville, Georgia. While taking art classes she was introduced to gourd art, and immediately caught Gourd Fever. She began 6 years ago teaching classes in her gourd room after learning how much interest there was in gourd art. Her favorite saying is You dont make a mistake in gourd art, you make an opportunity.

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Art Gourds I - Vivian King
Are you ready to embark on a journey into the captivating work of ArtGourds? Join us for a week of creativity and fun that will fill your spirit with happiness creating one-of-a-kind wood burned ArtGourds done just by you. This class is for anyone who wishes to explore the elusive art of creation. There are no rules to learn or major techniques to be mastered, just a hands-on medium that will bring you years of enjoyment. We will cover the basics of cutting and preparing gourds you will not have to do these during class, but demonstration will allow you to be able to prepare your own pieces at home. Next, we will cover coming up with and applying your own concepts and designs. There will be practice time to help you feel more confident then, the most exciting part of all, burning (pyrography) your design onto the gourd and embellishing the design. Before you know it, you will have transformed your initial idea into your first ArtGourd creation for all to enjoy. Lab fee includes gourd pieces for three projects. Additional material may be purchased. If you have a variable-temperature wood burner, bring it with you. Remember to bring glasses or magnification if needed, and do not forget to pack your enthusiasm it is the best tool there is.

Lab Fee: $100.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0
Prerequisites: None

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