Gourd Art Workshops & Classes 

Kawartha Gourders

‚ÄčFor those wishing to pursue Gourd Art, join the Kawartha Gourders and take Beginner Gourd art to learn the basics of preparing a gourd for art work. Members meet on Mondays at the Artisans Centre Peterborough to share ideas, equipment, supplies and to work on gourd projects.


Please note that in order for instructors to prepare enough materials for students registration closes 3 days before the class date on some classes. You can now choose to register and pay for classes in the following ways:  

  • Register online
  • Pay Online
  • Register online but choose invoice and e-transfer payment to payments@artisanscentre.ca
  • Register online but choose invoice and pay with cash or cheque in the studio
  • Register at the studio in Peterborough Square

Thank You

Upcoming events

    • 8 May 2023
    • 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 6

    Power carving can put "life" into your work.  I will teach you how to use your carver, what bits to use and how to use them.  You will learn to outline your object, undercut, create depth and height, ideas for finishing the

     background.  The leaf has been carved on wood, the bird on a gourd piece.  You can choose to use a small piece as I did with the bird, my first power carved piece, or to use a full gourd or wooden piece.  

    Gourders:  Choose a gourd or gourd piece that is at
    least 1/4" thick to accommodate the carving.  Do not finish the inside or outside of the gourd until after this class.   

    Wood workers:  Choose a flat piece of wood, a platter, plate, or a bowl that you can work on the outside of.  

    Students will need to bring  a Dremel or similar carver and your collection of bits.  Please let me know if you need to use one of the centre's Dremels so I can be sure to have enough available.  You will need a good mask.  I suggest you also bring ear plugs!

    Non-Member Price: $50

    ACP Member Price: $45

    Instructor: Barbara Bellchambers

Visit us: 

Monday - Friday: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Saturdays:  9:00am -1:00pm (only on select dates, Feb. 11, Mar. 25)

360 George St N, Unit #3, Peterborough Square

Peterborough, ON   K9H 7E7

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