Workshop Overview

Create a Bear Shield or Totem / MARCH / ALL LEVELS

The Large Bear measures ~14 ‘ across and will be decorated on a curved gourd piece.

Characteristics associated with bears include strength, courage, adaptability, leadership, healing and spiritual communion. He is the great protector…..the “sacred bear”. He is a spiritual guide and also carries within him supernatural powers. Bear is a powerful fetish. The meaning of the Heartline symbol is to signify life force.

Bring a Lunch and dress warm.

Customize the bear to bring out his and your meanings to life. What is it you want from him to help you through life. Do you have found or special embellishments you want on your bear?

LARGE BEAR – 14″ across
You will learn techniques of dying and blending with alcohol inks, inlaying embellishments and using metallic/patina paints to add contrasts.

Learn to weave in various beading and natural embellishments with waxed linen.

Learn to use a Dremel tool, wood burner, dust mask, assorted beads and/or embellishments.

March 23rd
10 – 4 PM

MATERIAL FEE – $25.00/ Paid at time of the class

Bring an apron or old clothes and please bring your own lunch.Other materials and tools provided.

Artist Studio / Mancos, Colorado / Email for directions

Email –
Phone – 209-404-4694

Minimum 3 students; Maximum 5 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 : Bear Shield / October
Date : March 23rd
$60 + Materials Fee
Place : Mancos Studio
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Janice Reich
Janice Reich
Gourd Artist