Cacti Skeleton Leaves

Cacti Skeleton Leaves
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  • Item #: FC-0320
Price $75.00
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Cacti Skeleton Leaves

**Dress In Layers, This Class Is Outside. Refunds for cold weather will not be given!**


Teacher:Sue Brogdon

9:30am-4:30pm Saturday March 20th, 2021

Level: All Levels

Will Students leave with a finished project? Some students will complete the project.

Students Must Bring-  Students should bring a cleaned (outside of gourd) 6-8” diameter round gourd with a circular opening about 4-5” in diameter and cleaned on the inside, pencil and flexible tape measure, gourd saw and coarse blades, mask or respirator, 1/16” drill bit, diamond files, plastic or latex gloves, heat tool, scissors, power strip, bucket, and an old towel.

Also bring a Covid style mask to wear when we cant be socially distant, a sack lunch and drinks to last you the duration of the class.

Class Description:   This gourd features three leaf cutouts that are enhanced with the inner tissue from the prickly pear cactus and outlined with pygmy date palm. Students will place the pattern on the gourd, then cut out the leaves, drill holes, file edges and then color with dye ink and seal. Next you will attach the prickly pear skeleton to the inside of the gourd and couch the edge of the cutout with natural pygmy date palm. The last step will entail lashing a large row of the palm around the rim. During the workshop, instructor will demonstrate how to prepare prickly pear pads for use in art projects and show how to line a gourd with handmade paper.