Gourd pyrography, or wood burning on gourds, is the art of decorating gourds with burn marks using various heated tools. This workshop will provide an overview of the art of gourd pyrography and allow participants to wood burn their own design into a dried gourd of their choice. Participants will learn how to use a wood burning tool, how to deal with the somewhat tricky surface of gourds, and how to stain and seal their gourd design.
Participants are encouraged to bring seasonal leaves or flowers to use in their designs, or they may draw and trace their own designs directly on the gourd. Various gourd shapes and sizes will be available for participants to choose from, including those ready to become bird houses or decorative bowls.
No experience is necessary, this is an ideal starting workshop for someone newly interested in wood burning gourds. Each participant will leave with a decorative gourd to display and use as they see fit!
PLEASE NOTE: This class has 2 sessions: Tuesday 6pm-8pm, and then Wednesday 6-7:30pm to seal your creations. (If you can't make the second session, please let Sydney know on Tuesday.)
General Public: $67
Partnership Members: $60
MakeHaven Members: $56
1st Floor Room
This educational room has seating and tables suitable for instruction away from the noise of the main workshop. It is located on the first floor of 770 Chapel Street. Guests should ring the MakeHaven doorbell, then proceed down the long hallway. When you get the main MakeHaven staircase by the double elevators, rather than go downstairs, proceed through the double glass doors, take a right down the hallway and you will see a room with a big robot sticker on the door.