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Exotic Feather Gourd Friday, August 3, 9:00 AM  
Lorra Lee Rose $145  
This workshop is 6 hours.

Student Level: Beginner
Type of Workshop: Process and project
Prerequisite: None
Workshop Category: Mixed-Media

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Students will start with a clean, cut gourd. A variety of colors will be available to stain the exterior of your calabash. We will use ephemera to line the gourd for a clean finish look. With an extensive collection of exotic natural color feathers to choose from, you will learn techniques I've developed over the decades, a way to create a burst of color with feathers. You'll enjoy working in this unusual medium, completing your tour de force.

There will also be a brief, but important, talk about conservation laws and how to collect feathers for you own use.

Kit/Materials Fee (payable to instructor at class time):

  • $39.00 includes:
  • a gourd
  • Mod Podge
  • a variety of handmade paper
  • a choice in color dyes to stain your gourd
  • paste wax
  • paper towels
  • gloves
  • access to my 30 year collection of natural color feathers and use of most tools needed.

Student should bring:

  • Please bring your own long handled paint brush, 1/2 inch width by 12" long is best
  • Sharp scissors with 3 1/2" blade
  • LOW temperature glue gun
  • LOW temperature glue sticks

Some workshops may require that you bring supplies or tools that you may not presently possess. If you'd like to place an advance order for jewelry supplies & tools for pick-up at the on-site store when you arrive at AU, contact:

SJ Jewelry Supply LLC

Please note that SJ Jewelry Supply has an extensive selection of products but not all of them may appear on their website. If in doubt about the availability of any product, a simple phone call will get you the information that you desire.

Email your order to: info@sjjewelrysupply.com
call: 602-956-0189

Questions: llrose@volcano.net
Website: www.featherfantasies.com