Reclaimed Rose will be hosting a Gourd Decorating class to get everyone in the fall spirit. You have probably seen gourds all over by now - in wreaths and floral arrangements, as birdhouses, painted to look like animals, even carved into decorative herb pots and flower pots. Gourds can come at a cost and if you want to grow them yourself and wait for them to dry, it can be a messy and time consuming process. I am going to take the grunt work out of the gourd drying and cleaning process for you. And on top of that, I am personally going to help you paint and/or embellish your own gourd to make a one of a kind fall piece of decor that you can display for years to come.
All class fees must be paid in advance to reserve your spot. You may reserve your spot by adding the class to your shopping cart and paying with your credit card. You may also call the shop at 330-892-8932 or stop by in person. If you reserve a spot and find you cannot make this class please call no less than 2 days before the time of the class. If you give 2 days cancellation notice, your payment will be used as a credit toward another class of your choosing within the following 12 months. If you do not give 2 days cancellation notice you will forgo your payment.
# of seats available: 6
cost of class: $25
materials that will be provided: dried gourd, acrylic paint and sealer, mod podge, various paper items that can be decoupaged to the gourd, twine for hanging, other embellishment items
materials you will need to bring: creativity
preparation: no prep - Ages 14 and older please. Guests may bring their own drinks and snacks (wine is OK for those of age).
Above are some ideas for your gourd. You have the option of having a hole drilled into your gourd to make it into a bird house/feeder or a candle holder. In this case it is best to go in to the project with an open mind, choose an interesting shaped gourd, and then let that shape influence your design concept. If you have a very specific design concept in mind, please let me know in advance so I can find a gourd shaped to fit that concept.