We are very fortunate to have Beckie Stover with us this year as an Instructor. Beckie has been working with gourds since 2012 and is a member of the Texas Woodcarvers Guild, the American Gourd Society, the Texas Gourd Society, the Cowtown Gourd Patch and the Arlington Gourd Patch. She and her woodcarver husband, Stan Stover, live in Glen Rose, Texas. The project for this Seminar is a beautiful gourd bowl with an oak leaf pattern around the edge. The project involves woodburning, carving with a gourd saw and using alcohol ink dye. This is a 2-day Seminar (on Monday & Tuesday), which should give each student ample time to complete their project. The second day enables the student to not only finish the project, but to not feel rushed, while learning the skills needed to work with gourds. If you are experienced working with gourds, you could possibly finish in one day. The gourd, paints, alcohol ink dyes, brushes, patterns and transfer materials are included in the price of the Seminar. A gourd saw and dust collector will be available for students to use. You will need an apron and wood burner with a skew tip. A light will be helpful. Also, If you have a craft heat gun, please bring it. However, two craft heat guns will be available to students to share in the Seminar. All levels of experience are welcome!