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Create a unique piece of art using something that most people have never worked with: Gourds!

Darlene, your expert instructor, says “In this class you will create a detailed Gourd Doll or as I call them my girls with Attitude.”

All supplies to make your gourd doll area included- the gourd, mini pots, gourd base, stains, feathers, and beads to create and adorn your gourd doll. Designs can be created with tape, then dyed. So take a chance with gourds, and you will be surprised!

There is a limited number of tools available to share including Dremel tools.  Darlene also provides masks, gloves, and tape.

Special note from instructor: If you have your own gourd tools please bring them to class and email Darlene at darsaucedo@gmail.com that are bringing your own tools. 

All other materials will be provided. Please wear old clothes or bring an apron. And a snack or lunch, and something to drink.

This is an all-day class, with a brief lunch break. No experience necessary!


Friday, March 15, 2024

10:00am –3:30 pm



Please Register Below

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.

Instructor Bio

Darlene Saucedo is an award winning master gourd artist. She’s lived in the Southwest United States for over 35 years, and has enjoyed experimenting with a wide range of desert materials in her workshop.  From gourds to desert clay, she creates ways to turn these natural materials into beautiful and even whimsical canvases. Darlene is a 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. 


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