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Festival Class Information

Registration Open! Click the Button Below to Sign up for Classes

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You can now register for 25 different classes that take place over a period of 3 days taught by some of the most well-known, highly-accomplished gourd artists in the United States.
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Among these classes, you can learn:

  • Coiling, Weaving, and Basketry
  • Carving and Filigree
  • Woodburning, including realistic animal life
  • Faux Raku and Glass Inlay
  • Creating Lidded gourds
  • Adding Embellishments like horse hair, antlers, feathers, and cabochons
  • Plus much more!


Because the 2011 Gourd Art Festival is our last annual festival, attendance and demand for classes has spiked over previous years! So it is very important that you register as soon as you can.

Classes take place:

Wednesday, June 22

Thursday, June 23

Friday June 24

Half-Day and Full-Day classes are available!

Please let me know if you have any questions, and I would be happy to assist you!
Jaclyn Schmitz, Assistant Festival Director
E-mail: jaclyn@welburngourdfarm.com

Preview of the Classes:

Bear Grass Free-Form Coiling Inverted Gourd Faux Raku with Crushed Glass Inlay
Footed Basket with Antler Handle Peacock on Manzanita Tree TiPi Camp
Shaman Gourd Footed Fruit/Bread Basket Gourd Basketry
Gourd Music Box Pine Needle Coiling Fancy Shawl Dancer
Two-Toned Swirl Gourd Geometric Gourd Ammonite Gourd
Carved Tree Silhouette Filigree Bud Vase Polished Gourd with Twined Rim
Southwest Mask Tangled Hourse Cute Birdhouse
Wolf Turtle Lidded Gourd Calla Lily Gourd
Patina Lidded Gourd    


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