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CLASSES

One of my favorite parts of being an artist is helping others find the inner creative in themselves. So, I offer a range of classes from one-on-one instruction to small groups to full-sized classes. I teach all ability levels from beginner to fellow masters that focus on specific tecnhniques or complete projects. My students always enjoy the social and creative atmosphere my classes offer and often come with family and friends. Look below for my upcoming classes or contact me to schedule something specific. 

Gourd Cut Outs Class

DATES: Jan. 24th, Feb. 20th, and Apr. 1st

TIME: 9am to 2pm

WHERE:  19813 N 95th Ave Peoria AZ 85382

COST:  $70 (check, cash or by CC)

             ($15 discount if you bring your own gourd)

 

In this class you will learn the skills to create a Gourd Vase of your very own. This class is appropriate for ALL levels. You don’t need to have worked with gourds before. Beginners are welcome, we are all creative!!!!

Learn all the basics to get a gourd from the Field to your home. Work with a various tools, inks and leather dyes while you design your own piece of art.

At the conclusion of the class you will have a completed piece of art to put 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 Art Piece gourds, equipment, dyes, and inks. If you have your own Dremel or wood burner, that your familiar with, please bring them, as we do have to share these items during the class. A limited number of saws will be available to share.  

If you have questions or wish to sign up, call or email me:

Dar Saucedo:  Phone 480-205-8812

Email at gourdgeousbydesign@gmail.com

Gourd Luminaries Class

DATES: Feb. 27th and Feb. 29th  

TIME: 9am to 2pm

WHERE:  19813 N 95th Ave Peoria AZ 85382

COST:  $95 (check, cash or by CC)

             ($18 discount if you bring your own gourd)

 

In this class you will learn the skills to create a beautiful Gourd Luminary. With the lights off and the lamp on transform any room into a desert sky full of stars!

I'll supply the following items for the class: one small / medium sized Cannon Ball Gourd cut cleaned and project ready, lamp base, and electrical cord. Available tools include: drill bits in assorted sizes, mini jigsaw if you want to cut designs into the gourd, mask, gloves, paints, tape, stain for bases or black spray paint, and pictures of patterns you can use or create on your own. I also have a limited number of extra Dremel tools to share if you don’t have one. 

 

If you have/want to bring your own supplies, I recommend an apron, carver, Dremel tool, Dremel bur#192, Dremel drill bit called "brad point" (available from Lowes or Home Depot), wood burner, and one LED light bulb (2.5 watt equivalent or lower). NOTE: This lamp is done with tapelines instead of wood burner.) Please wear old clothes and bring lunch or snack. 

Dar Saucedo:  Phone 480-205-8812

Email at gourdgeousbydesign@gmail.com

Gingko Leave Gourd Class

DATES: Mar. 5th and Mar. 13th   

TIME: 9am to 2pm

WHERE:  19813 N 95th Ave Peoria AZ 85382

COST:  $95 (check, cash or by CC)

             ($18 discount if you bring your own gourd)

 

In this class you will learn the skills to create a lovely Gingko Leave patterned gourd. You will clean, cut, burn, carve, stain and finish this gourd creating your own unique design!

I'll supply the gourd and the patterns which can be applied with a wood burner or a Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pen med to fine point (available at Michales, Dremel or carver. If desired a #192 Dremel bit can be purchased from Lowes.   

 

Please bring your own wood burner, burs, Dremel master carver (or preferred carver), and apron.

Please wear old clothes and bring lunch or snack. 

Dar Saucedo:  Phone 480-205-8812

Email at gourdgeousbydesign@gmail.com

Vase with Stippling Class

DATES: Mar. 16th   

TIME: 9am to 2pm

WHERE:  19813 N 95th Ave Peoria AZ 85382

COST:  $95 (check, cash or by CC)

             ($18 discount if you bring your own gourd)

 

In this class you will create a Gourd Vase embellished with stippling and an intricate zendoodle pattern. You will stain and stippled for texture and dimension giving your gourd a truly unique design!

I'll supply the gourd and the patterns which can be applied with a wood burner or a Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pen med to fine point (available at Michales, Dremel or carver. If desired a #192 Dremel bit can be purchased from Lowes.   

 

Please bring your own wood burner, burs, Dremel master carver (or preferred carver), and apron.

Please wear old clothes and bring lunch or snack. 

Dar Saucedo:  Phone 480-205-8812

Email at gourdgeousbydesign@gmail.com

Gourd Doll Class

DATES: April 2nd  

TIME: 9am to 2pm

WHERE:  19813 N 95th Ave Peoria AZ 85382

COST:  $75 (check, cash or by CC)

             ($15 discount if you bring your own gourds)

 

In this class you will create a detailed Gourd Doll. Part of my tribal collection, this piece takes inspiration from both Native American and African culture.  

I'll supply the gourd, mini pots and gourd base. I will have a limited number of tools available to share including Dremel tools, a mini jigsaw, masks, gloves, paints, tape, stain, and patterns you can use to make your creation. 

 

Details can be created with a wood burner or a Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pen med to fine point (available at Michaels). Please bring your own wood burner, burs, Dremel master carver (or preferred carver), and apron. 

Please wear old clothes and bring lunch or snack. 

Dar Saucedo:  Phone 480-205-8812

Email at gourdgeousbydesign@gmail.com

Hummingbird Gourd Class

DATES: Mar. 26th and March 27th   

TIME: 9am to 2pm

WHERE:  19813 N 95th Ave Peoria AZ 85382

COST:  $95 (check, cash or by CC)

             ($18 discount if you bring your own gourd)

 

In this class you will create a beautiful Hummingbird design on your gourd.  The hummingbird is one of my favorite designs as it has special meaning to me and my family.  

 

This gourd will be created using a variety of wood burning patterns (several available to choose from), stippling techniques, gold leaf, pigment powders, and ink dyes. 

I'll supply the gourd and the patterns. Please bring your own wood burner, burs, Dremel master carver (or preferred carver), and apron.

Please wear old clothes and bring lunch or snack. 

Dar Saucedo:  Phone 480-205-8812

Email at gourdgeousbydesign@gmail.com

Giraffe Gourd Class

DATES: TBD  

TIME: TBD

WHERE:  19813 N 95th Ave Peoria AZ 85382

COST:  $95 (check, cash or by CC)

             ($25 discount if you bring your own gourds)

 

In this class you will create a whimsical Giraffe Gourd.  This playful piece is perfect for the young at heart and animal lovers alike!

I'll supply the two gourds (one for the body and one for the head) and the base. I will have a limited number of tools available including Dremel tools, a mini jigsaw, masks, gloves, paints, tape, stain, and patterns you can use to make your creation. 

Please wear old clothes and bring lunch or snack. 

Dar Saucedo:  Phone 480-205-8812

Email at gourdgeousbydesign@gmail.com

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 

  • Up to 10 people per class or minimum 5 in a private group class. 

  • Also available one on one instruction.

  • Most classes run 4-5 hours and are one day (with lunch breaks). 

  • Always bring your own tools when possible as all tools supplied by me are shared.

  • Wear old clothes and bring an apron.

  • You can bring your own gourd and save see classes information for details.

  • All class registrations and payments are final.

  • If you have an emergency please email me to reschedule.  

  • Classes must be paid no later than one week prior to class for your space to be reserved.  

 

You can send a check to Darlene Saucedo, 19813 N 95th Ave, Peoria, AZ 85382 or can call me 480-205-8812 to pay with CC Class schedule will be updated regularly or email me for dates and times open for a group class.