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Let’s learn the basics of simple texture techniques for decorating a gourd bowl. Teacher provides the gourd and all tools and embellishments for decorating your gourd. This includes the ink dyes, gloves, burrs and masks for the class. Along with pine needles for the rim, should you choose to further decorate your gourd. We will be doing free style patterns with lots of lines and dots in sections as shown in photo.

If you have your own Dremel or Carver please bring to class. When you sign up for class please indicate if you will be bringing a carver. If you don’t have one I will have several to share. Teacher supplies burrs if you don’t have them; if you do please bring them to class. We will be using round cutting balls different sizes #192 , 191 ,107 & 108. If you have the set of brad point Dremel drill bits we will be making holes around the rim to add pine needles to the rim. I will have drill bits for you to use. Burrs available for purchase if you wish to have them in your supplies.


Enjoy decorating a gourd. Learn the basics of simple texture, techniques. Learn to use a Dremel or Carver and how to make a basic pine needle rim.
In-Person – Classroom
  • Hands-On
  • Adults 18+
  • Novice
  • Intermediate
  • Expert
Please notify if you have your own tools and will be bringing them to class. All tools I provide will be shared. So having your own carver/Dremel is a benefit to you.
Art ready gourd, dyes, and pine needles, use of shared tools
Dar Saucedo

Having lived in the Southwest United States for over 35 years, I have long enjoyed experimenting with a wide range of desert materials in my work shop.  From gourds to desert clay, I’ve found ways to turn these materials into beautiful and even whimsical canvases and I’ve enjoyed ever part of it. 

For years, my son and husband have seen me create artwork that has made them proud and finally after all of their encouragement and rave reviews from many satisfied customers, I’ve decided to harness this passion and my talent to bring my art to a wider audience.  I hope you enjoy my collections and that you see a little bit of me in every piece. We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry. Member of the Sonoran Art League, AZGS/Arizona Gourd Society, AGS/American Gourd Society, West Brook Fine Arts, Arizona Art Alliance Gallery, and the Gourd Gypsies Patch. 

Gourdgeous By Design


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Gourd Art-Let's Texture
Holland Center Cancellation Policy: Cancellations 14 or more days prior to the first day of class will be refunded, minus a $10 processing fee. Cancellations less than 14 days are non-refundable.
$ 110.00

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