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November 2013

November 2013 Meeting: Gourds

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gourdThis month, Lisa and Penni Jo are teaching us how to combine polymer clay and gourds to make beautiful tabletop accessories.

Also, this month is inchies with the theme of Water.

Materials/supplies/tools list for gourd class (Lisa’s part):

  • Gourd blank (furnished)
  • 1/2 block black clay, well conditioned
  • Your favorite color of mica powder
  • Fluffy, pouncy brush
  • Texture sheets – just bring what you have and we will sort them out in class
  • Brayer (or mug)
  • Cornstarch – a couple tablespoons will be plenty. Water misters do not work for this project.
  • Medium-size drinking straw – unused or cleaned and dried
  • Pasta machine
  • Work surface
  • Index cards
  • Long stiff blade

Our meeting will be held November 9th from 1:30 to 4:30 at the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center at the State Fair Park (3000 General Pershing Blvd.).

NOTE: There is ongoing construction on May Avenue next to the fairgrounds. Gate 3 (the one nearest to the arts center) is completely closed until at least January 2014. Use Gate 5 further to the south, across from Forest Lumber. See this map for reference.