Gourdgeous By Design -                 Award Winning Gourd Artist Darlene (Dar) Saucedo

My students are so talented. I love teaching and sharing my Art.
Wonderful pieces from some of my Students !

Updates Shows & Classes   
Up Coming Shows
May 17, 18, & 19, "The Park Hill Art Festival", Colorado(By CCM Events)
The 6th Annual Park Hill Arts Festival in the heart of Denver's historic Park Hill neighborhood! This is an outdoor juried fine art/fine craft show that will once again be presented on the grounds of the Park Hill Masonic lodge.

June 14th,15th, & 16th The Evergreen, Colorado Western Art Celebration art festival (By CCM Events)
CCM Events is so excited to once again add to the festive Rodeo weekend in Evergreen by presenting the Evergreen Western Art Celebration art festival June 14th, 15th, & 16th. CCM Events will present Western, Southwestern, and rustic artists.    This is a juried fine art and fine craft show.

July 18, 19, & 20
The13th Annual Lake Dillon Arts Festival , Colorado
The longest running & most established art festival on the eastern side of Summit County!
Art Celebration, The Lake Dillon Arts Festival, and Labor Day weekend's Fall Fest 

Aug. 30, 31, & Sept.1st  "Fall Fest presented by The Lake Dillon,Colorado Arts Festival" 
This is a juried fine art and fine craft show that has run in the core downtown area of historic Dillon,CO for 12 years. Summit County Colorado is one of the most beautiful places in the world and is a perfect setting for the art festival. The county includes the cities of Dillon, Silverthorne, Frisco, and Breckenridge.

November 22,23,24,& November 29,30,Dec 1:
I am very excited to announce I will be a Guest Artist at HITH Hidden in the Hills,Sonoran Art League. I will be at the studio of Leea Arnold 4340 East Ashler Hills Dr, Cave Creek 85331Leea does amazing Jewelry & Bronzes.  More information to come

November 2019 WestBrook Village One day small Art and Craft show in my West Brook neighbor held at the Vista's Ballroom

2020 Shows
Wuertz Gourd Festival Casa Grande,AZ February Pinal Fairground
Mask Class Sept 14,2019 Guest Teacher  CUVEE ART STUDIO

When: One-Day Class from 9 am – 3pm Sept 14, 2019 Cost: $95 (check, cash or by CC)
Where: Joanie Wolter’s CUVEE ART STUDIO: 31550 N 70 St, Scottsdale
In this class you will learn the skills to create a Mask or wall hanging of your very own. This class is appropriate for ALL levels.  You don’t need to have worked with gourds before. Beginners are welcome!!!!
Learn all the basics to get a gourd from the Field to the Wall. Work with a wood   burner/and Dermal,use ink & leather dyes,design your own piece of art and/or use existing available patterns, add embellishments like beads, feathers, gold leaf & wire
Learn that you are creative
ü At the conclusion of the class you will have a completed Mask ready to hang in your home and enjoy. Just come ready to create and enjoy! Wear old clothes and bring a snack or lunch. I’ll provide everything you need to complete your Mask; gourds, equipment, dyes, and embellishments. If you have your own Dremel or wood burner, that your familiar with, your welcome to bring them. Also, if you have embellishments that you would like to incorporate, bring those along too.
If you have questions or wish to sign up, call or email me:
Dar Saucedo:  Phone 480-205-8812
Classes open Studio call for dates and times.
This is your chance to complete that project you never finished.  Or you can start a new gourd make a gourd mask,doll,vase or learn a new technique, or hone that one you just didn’t get done. You bring your own gourd. 
To book your space please contact me with any questions 480-205-8812 All classes are at 19813 N 95th Ave Peoria,AZ 85382
Pictures list below are samples of projects we do in classes  

Classes include some basic materials ,and shared tools. unless otherwise noted. What you need to Bring:
Please bring gourd any tools you may have to use in class, as all my tools will be shared. Dremel and wood burner if you have them. All students will need to wear a dust mask and protective eye-wear or glasses.  I supply a basic dust mask and have several respirator mask that can be borrowed along with protective eye-wear and gloves. Wear old clothes as we work with dyes and stains/  An apron is always good a sack lunch or snack most classes will be 4 to 5 hours long. Call or email gourdgeousbydesign@gmail.com to register. Your check will insure your spot in the class. E-mail me to check availability then mail check to the address below:
Darlene Saucedo, 19813 N 95th Ave Peoria,AZ 85382

*Classes can run over time or sometimes less time depending on how many students.

*Disclaimer *All pictures are only samples of some of the designs and techniques than maybe taught in class.

Classes available Doll Class, Cholla Carving, Hanging Warrior from a Dipper Gourd, Gold Leaf /Cutouts and open Studio lets finish a art piece you set aside and need some help finishing Don't forget have a group of 4 or more just call and we will tailor a class just for you
Please contact me if you have a group of (4) or more that would like to take a private group class. (see below)Beginners to Advanced all levels we can use one of the dates listed or I have other dates open for groups just call me 480-205-8812
Your check will insure your spot in the class.

Classes start at 9am and end approximately at 3pm ( Please feel free to arrive a little earlier to select your work space and set-up your tools if you have them. Anytime from 8:30am on)Class dates listed in red are full
 If you have a class in mind and would like me to teach just give me a call and we will get it on the calendar! Class costs vary and are based on supplies and techniques taught.

Images and Artwork copyright© Darlene Saucedo


copyright© Darlene Saucedo

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