Workshop Overview

For The Birds – A Gourd Birdhouse / ALL LEVELS

Welcome back your feathered friends with a beautiful gourd birdhouse. Learn what our wild birds prefer as an opening hole and their interior space needs along with proper house placement. You’ll have a “move-in-ready” home for them by the end of class.

Learn how easy it is to put designs on a gourd for woodburning and painting afterwards with one easy and simple step. Woodburning techniques, coloring with dyes and finishing the gourd to ensure outdoor durability. Also covered will be preparing the gourd to be either a functional or decorative birdhouse. Don’t leave your feathered friends homeless this spring !!

Saturday / March 30, 2019
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM


Bring a lunch and dress warm

A cleaned and prepped gourd will be provided.
If student has a woodburning tool, dust/paint mask & apron, they should bring them.
A tutorial along with other info will be available as handouts.

Artist Studio / Mancos, Colorado / Email for directions

Location – 33701 Rd. K.8 Mancos, CO
Phone – 209-404-4694

Minimum 3 students; Maximum 6 students

Janice Reich / Gourd Artist

About the Artist:
Fascinated with all the different aspects of how a gourd can be transformed Janice started her education through books & classes. Her talent has flourished and her passion as a gourd artist was quickly reinforced with multiple awards.

Janice helps her students allow their art to take on the natural form of the gourd that then becomes intertwined with other components. Each shape gives opportunity and inspiration for a unique design – with surprises along the way

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Workshop Details
Course ID : Gourd Birdhouse / 032319
Date : March 30 10-4pm
$60 + Material Fee
Place : Artist Studio Mancos
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Janice Reich
Janice Reich
Gourd Artist