Gourd Art Workshops & Classes 

Kawartha Gourders

For those wishing to pursue Gourd Art, join the Kawartha Gourders and take Beginner Gourd art to learn the basics of preparing a gourd for art work. Members meet on Mondays at the Artisans Centre Peterborough to share ideas, equipment, supplies and to work on gourd projects.

Upcoming events

    • 5 Aug 2019
    • 27 Jul 2020
    • 52 sessions
    • Peterborough Square

    Gourd studio Time

    Every Monday

    10:00 am to 3:30 pm 

    $10 per person per day, or $25/month

    Unless there is a specific class, the Artisans Centre will be open for Kawartha Gourd members to drop in and work independently on their project. 

    • 9 Mar 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 10
    Teacher: Barbara Bellchambers
    Monday March 9th, 2020
    10:30 – 4:00

    Members Price: $30

    Non-members Price: $40 with completed Requisite – Beginner Gourding Class

    Ready to try something new? How about adding some “zip” to your gourd by inserting zipper into it? Depending on your experience with using a Dremel or other power carver, I will guide you to make an appropriate design on your gourd.

    Teacher will provide: two sizes of zipper to choose from, and all other materials.

    Students must bring:
    - gourd cleaned inside and out, not necessary to paint the inside before class, an apron, mask, diamond carving balls, carving wheel, your carving bits, power carver (Dremel or similar).  Let Barbara know in advance if you will be using one of the Kawartha Gourders' Dremels to make sure we have enough for everyone.
    • 26 Mar 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 0
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    10:30 am to 3:30 pm 

    Thursday March 26, 2020

    ​   4 hours, plus lunch and coffee/tea breaks 
    $60 per session all materials supplied

    In this class, you will learn to use both hand and power tools for opening and cleaning gourds. Basic safety of working with gourds and care of tools  will be taught, so you will be able to use these tools on your own. You will sand and paint the inside of your gourd before using Adirondack dyes to give a colourful surface to the outside of your gourd. A glued leather rim will complete your gourd. Once you have completed this course you will be ready to apply a variety of techniques and express your creativity on a gourd. This class is a requirement for many other workshops in Gourd Art.  

    The Instructor will provide all materials and supplies for the class.

     Students need to bring an apron. If you have your own dust mask, please bring it. 
    Bring your lunch, or buy one from the vendors in the square.
    • 24 Apr 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • 26 Apr 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Marshland Centre, Lakefiled

    is happening again in Lakefield, April 24-26, 2020 at the Marshland Centre.  Organized byArtisans Centre Peterborough, this is an opportunity for you as a member to sell your work in the lucrative spring gift market. It is an especially good opportunity for those members who usually do not participate in shows to sell a few items at little cost. We have purposely kept the costs low to provide this as a service to you. A 25% commission from the proceeds of the sales will go towards supporting Artisans Centre Peterborough and show costs. The commission includes the costs of debit and credit card sales.

    The Marshland Centre’s space is a lovely venue, with three walls of windows across from the Lakefield beach. Every vendor must volunteer for at least one job for the show. All items for sale will be juried to make sure they meet the quality expected for the show.

    We hope all of you will be diligent in spreading the word about ARTISANity and encouraging everyone you know to come. Please encourage your fellow guild members to participate.  Postcards can be picked for all artisans to distribute at the Artisans Centre by early February.

    How to participate:

    1.    Register on this website. Send an email to Heather at artisanscentre.secretary@gmail.com with your volunteering choices.

    2.    Fill in the registration form and pay on line or write a cheque for $25 payable to Artisans Centre Peterborough. See the registration form for e-transfer option.

    3.    Mail or drop your money off at the Artisans Centre Peterborough, 360 George St. N. Unit 3, Peterborough, K9J 7E7 by April 9th to be included in the show.

    No registrations will be accepted after April 9th.

    4.    Your items must be dropped off at the Marshland Centre between 12 - 1 pm Friday, April 24th and picked up shortly after 4:15 p.m. on Sunday, April 26 when all the shoppers are finished. A fee of $50 will be added if you or a friend on your behalf are unable to do this.

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