Saturday October 20, 2012, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
The Iowa Gourd Society and itʼs local members will be at Wickiup Hill Learning Center on Saturday October 20, 2012 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm to demonstrate different decorating techniques, growing, harvesting & cleaning instructions.
From 11:00 am to 12:30 pm Dallas & Roxie DeShane from Orion, IL will be giving a presentation titled: “Gourd”opedia Special Edition – The History and Mystery of Gourds – The journey of a gourd covers thousands of years. How did they get here? Where are they from? Why don’t the gourds look like the ones I planted? How do the garden surroundings influence gourd genetics for generations to come? From necessary vessels to artwork in your home – learn how gourds have evolved – from their past to the present.
A vast variety of art mediums are used to decorate gourds, demonstrations will include: basket weaving on gourds, carving, polymer clay, beading, painting, staining, dyeing, wood burning, crushed egg shell inlay and a variety of others. Over past few years artists of all mediums have found the wonderful world of ‘gourds’ and enjoy the challenge gourds offer to apply their techniques to.
pine needle coiling
This event is FREE to the public and we welcome all ages. If you haven’t had a chance to see some of the gourd art in the display case at Wickiup, now is the chance to do so and then ask any questions you may have. Along with demonstrations, there will be a small selection of gourd art ‘For Sale’, a table where kids can decorate a gourd magnet with chalk and take home (free), as well as refreshments.
Schedule of Events
9:00 – 11:00 General demonstrations & open questions
11:00 – 12:30 “Gourd opedia” presentation
12:30 – 2:00 General demonstrations & open questions
polymer clay and gourds
The Iowa Gourd Society was established in 1999 and consists of members from around the state. There is a General membership meeting/workshop the 3rd Saturday of March, May, July, September, and November in Marshalltown, Iowa with local ‘Patch’ gatherings in Des Moines and Cedar Rapids. These meetings are free to IaGS members with just a small fee for the workshop that
is taught by members or visiting gourd artists. For more information visit the Iowa Gourd Society website at: http://www.iowagourdsociety.org or you may contact
Sharon Foster at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to download PDF.
spirella on gourds
wax design on gourds
wood burn and gold foil