From The Garden To The Gallery: Creating Functional Art From Gourds
April 11, 2019 – April 14, 2019
In this workshop students design functional art from dried gourds. Dried gourds have a wood-like consistency, creating a unique medium. The class introduces the tools used in preparing and designing a lidded gourd bowl and vase. Demonstrations of coloring treatments and application of embellishments allows students to elevate their pieces to functional art. By creating art from gourds, participants with an interest in cutting, carving, burning, and experimenting with color and shape will gain or enhance their ability to design unique one-of-a-kind art pieces. Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $400
Reagan Bitler is a gourd artist and teacher from Hanover, Pennsylvania. He is president of the Pennsylvania Gourd Society and a member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen. Bitler instructs workshops at gourd festivals and taught gourds as an art medium for the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis and Elkins College 2018 Arts, Crafts and Folklore Workshops.
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.