Prickly Pear Carving

Prickly Pear Carving
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  • Item #: FC-0301
Price $70.00
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Prickly Pear Carving Class


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




Teacher: Debra Williams


9:30am-2:30pm Thursday March 1st, 2018


Level: All Levels


Will Students leave with a finished project? Some might, Everyone works at their own speed.


Students Must Bring-   A gourd no thicker than ¼” thick cleaned inside and out, dremel/rotary tool, yellow saburr tooth large ½” cylinder, filigree bur, Diamond wheel undercutting bur, dust mask, eye protection and heat tool.

Class Description:   In this class you will recreate 3 stages of the prickly pear cactus.  The skeleton (also known as cactus lace) will be our background.  Going around the top of the rim, we will show how the paddle starts losing its skin and the lace appears.  We will have the living cascut in the foreground.  I will show you how to use your burs for this effect.  This is a technique class and you might not leave with a finished gourd.  If any questions please contact Debra at  Acrylic paints, ink dyes, watercolor pencils, spray sealer, saw if needed, sandpaper and paint brushes will be provided.