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Revealing the Secrets to Wood burning on Gourds
Shading with the Writing Tip
Applying an Abstract Design on a Gourd
"Little Gem" Gourds
Getting Started with my Book Patterns
The "Narwel" Pattern
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Skews, knifes, balls, spears, loops, shaders, spooners, standard or replacement pens, gliding on and off, tight circles, a strop and aluminum oxide use. Dazed by the vocabulary and choices, then join me and I will reveal the mystery behind the tools and techniques of wood burning on a gourd. You will learn what to do with every tip you own! All questions- “dumb” and otherwise- will be addressed because I have already made all the mistakes!

Learn outlining and shading techniques, plus safety and maintenance guidelines. A beginner or practiced, I have some tips you can use with any coloring media. I have used them all and will share my techniques.


Revealing the Secrets to Wood Burning on Gourds

4 hrs.

Cost: $40

We will practice on paper, then shards until you are ready to wood burn one of my easy-to-draw patterns on a shard

Every person who has taken this class has said it was one of the most informative class they have taken, and they can't wait to try my technique at home.

Materials to Bring:

  1. Wood burner and all pen and tips you own
  2. Safety glasses and dusk mask
  3. Clean shards to practice on (med. large)
  4. Watercolor pencils if you have them
  5. Sketch paper and pencil with eraser


Teacher will Provide:

I will bring my burning tool and several tips and pens for you to try. There will be a long handout so no intense note keeping will be necessary. I will bring some of my favorite tools for purchase by check or cash. Let's talk wood burning and get beyond the two tips you know.