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.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Please note that in order for instructors to prepare enough materials for students registration closes 3 days before the class date on some classes. You can now choose to register and pay for classes in the following ways:  

  • Register online
  • Pay Online
  • Register online but choose invoice and e-transfer payment to info@artisanscentre.ca
  • Register online but choose invoice and pay with cash or cheque in the studio
  • Register at the studio in Peterborough Square

Thank You

COVID-19 Protocol's in place

Masks and vaccinations required 


Upcoming events

    • 2 Oct 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Artisans Centre Peterborough
    • 5
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    Saturday, October 2, 2021

    1 pm to 4:00 pm                                            

    ACP Members price - $35

    Non-members price - $50

    Gourd Tea Light Holders were very popular at our Christmas Sales last year, so we thought you might like to make your own this year as a gift for someone on your list. Using a prepared gourd, you will learn to drill a pattern of your design to allow light out in an interesting pattern. Some patterns will be available to stimulate your creativity. You will be learn to dye the gourd with a colour of your choice. Then you will seal the inside and outside of the gourd for the finishing effect. You will be using a small cannonball gourd, a Dremel tool and a drill.

    The Instructor will provide a small cannonball gourd and drill bits. A few patterns will be available. 

    Students will need to bring  an apron, dust mask and protective gloves. 

    If you have a rotary tool or small drill, please bring them along.


    • 3 Oct 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 8
    Register

    Sunday October 3, 2021                            

    1pm-4pm

    $45

    Come in and have some fun creating a Christmas gift for a friend and also one for yourself. Learn how to sand and colour a gourd shard to be the dress for your doll, before adding beads for arms, legs and hair.  Each doll pin will be different!  

    The instructor will provide all materials for you to make 2 doll pins.

    • 18 Oct 2021
    • 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 10
    Register

    MONDAY October 18, 2021

    10:30a.m. - 3:30p.m.

    TEACHER:  Barbara Bellchambers


    All students must have experience with pyrography - drawing lines and shading in layers.

    ACP MEMBERS: $35


    Teacher will supply:  Tutorial 

    Students should bring: prepared gourd, wood burner and burning pens - shader, small ball (can borrow from teacher if you do not have one), and skew or what you prefer for burning lines.  Burners are available to be used during the class.

    • 25 Oct 2021
    • 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 0
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    10:30 am to 3:30 pm 

    Monday October 25, 2021
    $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.

    Covid protocols are in place included masking, distancing, and full vaccination requirement.

Past events

20 Sep 2021 Huichol Style Beaded Gourd Shard
7 Sep 2021 Beginner Pyrography
9 Aug 2021 Wax Resist Technique
17 Jun 2021 ACP Board meeting by Zoom
14 Jan 2021 ACP Board Meeting
28 Nov 2020 Masked Artisans Market
26 Nov 2020 Photography for Online sales
21 Nov 2020 Masked Artisans Market
16 Nov 2020 Mixed Media Rooster
14 Nov 2020 Masked Artisans Market
7 Nov 2020 Masked Artisans Market
2 Nov 2020 GOURD MEMBER STUDIO TIME
26 Oct 2020 GOURD MEMBER STUDIO TIME
22 Oct 2020 Photography for Online sales
5 Oct 2020 Seagrass Rim on a Gourd
28 Sep 2020 GOURD MEMBER STUDIO TIME
24 Sep 2020 Photography for Online sales
21 Sep 2020 GOURD MEMBER STUDIO TIME
14 Sep 2020 Woven Gourd Necklace
31 Aug 2020 GOURD MEMBER STUDIO TIME
27 Aug 2020 Photography for Online sales
17 Aug 2020 GOURD MEMBER STUDIO TIME
17 Aug 2020 ACP COVID-19 update
10 Aug 2020 Eggshell Adornment on Gourd
13 Jul 2020 GOURD MEMBER STUDIO TIME
19 Mar 2020 ACP Board Meeting
9 Mar 2020 Zip'd
10 Feb 2020 Gourd Tea Light Holder
13 Jan 2020 Knotless Netting Dream Catcher
18 Nov 2019 Engraving Doodle Designs on a Black Gourd
2 Nov 2019 ARTISANity Show & Sale
28 Oct 2019 ACP Annual General Meeting
21 Oct 2019 Christmas Decorations
17 Oct 2019 ACP Board Meeting
7 Oct 2019 Coiling for the First Time
30 Sep 2019 HARVEST OF COLOURS WREATH
26 Sep 2019 BEGINNER GOURD ART
9 Sep 2019 Glue Tree on Gourd
19 Aug 2019 Penguin
15 Aug 2019 Call for Entry "ARTISANity"
6 Aug 2019 Ocean Drum
1 Aug 2019 BEGINNER GOURD ART
22 Jul 2019 BEGINNER POWER CARVING with Anne Carling
24 Jun 2019 Rain Stick Making
20 Jun 2019 ACP Board Meeting
3 Jun 2019 Cherry Blossoms
11 May 2019 Spring ARTISANity Show & Sale
6 May 2019 Yarn Painting on a Gourd
4 May 2019 ​Make a Necklace Mother and Daughter Day
20 Apr 2019 Parent and Child Easter Egg Decorating Day
13 Apr 2019 Spring Up A Gourd Chicken
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