April 22, 23 - June 24, 25 - August 19, 20 - October 14, 15 - December 9, 10
In this two-day class led by John Hernandez—an artist and the museum's Executive Director—students learn how transform an ordinary gourd into a unique expression of their own creativity. From coloration, to stitching and weaving pine needles, the classes are suitable for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students. Registration includes gourds, supplies, and lunch.
Each two-day class is Saturday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, and Sunday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
- Saturday: Mark and drill holes; coat inner surface with stain; apply ink dyes; learn split-stitching on practice gourds.
- Sunday: Split-stitch gourds and discuss design techniques.
Classes include supplies and Saturday lunch.
Registration required. You may register in person, or by telephone at 580-581-3460. Please note the Museum of the Great Plains reserves the right to reschedule or cancel workshop dates. Registered participants will be notified in advance.
Please note that your reservation is not complete until the museum receives full payment. Until that time, you will be placed on a waiting list. We will contact you when your registration is complete.
Payments are non-refundable. If you cannot attend a class, you may be able to transfer to a subsequent workshop, but only if you call at least 72 hours in advance. The fee is forfeited after two such transfers.