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. 

    • 6 Jan 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 12

    Knotless Netting Dream Catcher

    Teacher:  Barbara Bellchambers

    Monday, January 6, 2020

    10:30 am to 3:30 pm                                            

    ACP Members price - $30 

    Non-Members price - $45 (includes price of gourd, as well as all preparation - cleaning, cutting open, sanding, varnishing inside and out)

    I will supply a variety of gourds for you to purchase in advance of the class, so you can prepare your gourd for the class.  You will pre-cut the gourd with a circular hole in the front to make the dream catcher, or use a precept section of a gourd.  You need to seal the inside of the gourd before the class, as well as put a finish on the outside of the gourd.  The rest we will do in class.

    The Instructor will provide the feathers, beads, and cord for the dream catcher. 

    Students will need to bring You are welcome to bring any special beads or feathers you would like to use to decorate your dream catcher.  We also have lots of both available at the centre.
    • 14 Jan 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square

    ACP Board Meeting  

    Tuesday January 14, 2020.

    1 - 4 p.m

     All Welcome

    Please note the day change

    • 16 Jan 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 2
    Registration is closed


    10:30 am to 3:30 pm 

    Thursday January 16, 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.
    • 3 Feb 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 12

    GOURD Tea Light holder

    Teacher:  Anne Carling

    Monday, February 3, 2020

    10:30 am to 3:00 pm                                            

    ACP Members price - $30 


    Using the tips learned at a lamp making workshop in Pennsylvania, Anne will be turning it all upside down and showing you how to make tea light holders. She will show you  the  techniques to drill the patterns and a few patterns to inspire your creativity. You will be using a small cannonball gourd and a Dremel rotary tool.

    The Instructor will provide a small cannonball gourd and drill bits.

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

    If you have a rotary tool or small drill and small size to 1/4 drill bits, please bring them along.

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