Lantern Gourds

Class fee

$150

About the Class

Gourd luminaries add a soft glow to your home or patio without the danger of a live flame. Students will receive a medium sized gourd, pre cleaned (mostly) on the outside but needing to be prepped by cleaning and coating with reflective paint on the interior. Students can choose to light their gourds electrically or by battery. Their choice will be provided. Outside designs are drawn and wood burned or dyed to created unique spaces for light to shine through. Students will learn to use and make cut outs for the light to emerge with a Microlux Mini jig saw. The final step is to finish the gourd's surface with ink dye and/or sealer in a way that will maximize illumination and overall appearance of the piece.

Class Duration

8 hours of class over 4 days