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We'll have more information soon. Please contact Stephanie Reese
at 906-283-1001 or E-mail: stephanie@lakeeffectarts.org if you would like
to be in on the organization of this group. 
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Currently Scheduled Classes: 
  Gourd Art - 'Humble Gourd; from Garden to Hearth' with gourd artist Clarlyn Ledy

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Ages: Adults, Teens
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Date: Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Location: Habitat for Humanity Kravitz Room,
The Blanchard Ctr, 401 Deer St., Manistique

Gourd class sample

Cost of Class: $48 for General Public, $45 for Lake Effect Arts Members
Class Size:
Minimum of 4, Maximum of 6
All materials, tools will be provided. Apron or work shirt suggested.     
For more information contact:
Mindy Asp, 450-5777  or Stephanie Reese, 283-1001 or E-mail:  artclass@lakeeffectarts.org
Pre-registration Required:  Deadline: Friday, April 25th

Class Description: A beautiful gourd bowl with fancy rim treatment is this class’s project. In addition to creating their gourd art, participants will be presented with a brief history of gourds. Although students will be working with gourds that have been cleaned and prepared already (to save class time), Clarlyn will explain the preparation process. Samples of many uses of gourd art will be available for inspiration such as bird houses, holiday ornaments, lamps, wind chimes, and large statement pieces.

Participants will be working with dyes and sanding products so should dress accordingly. An apron or work shirt will help protect clothing. Instructor will supply gloves and dyes along with all the embellishments necessary to turn a humble gourd into a working piece of art.

Instructor: Clarlyn LedyInstructor:
Clarlyn Ledy retired from St. Ignace LaSalle High School after teaching for 30 years. Travel took her and husband, Rick, to Mountain Home, Arkansas, where she took gourd art classes at a local gallery. Upon discovering gourd art, Clarlyn found where to next place her passion. "I loved teaching, but when I retired, I never looked back. I was ready for the next step." She decided after just a few lessons that she'd like to set up a studio to teach gourd art classes in the St. Ignace area. Since setting up her studio, the "Gourd Barn" in Moran, in 2009, Clarlyn has taught classes every summer well into November. She is a member of both the American and Florida Gourd Societies. She takes new classes every year at the February Florida Gourd Festival. In addition to her shop, Clarlyn has displayed her gourds at various places including the Fort deBaude Museum in St. Ignace.

To register for this class and pay by check: Printable Registrtion Form
To register on-line and pay by PayPal or credit card:  On-Line Registration Form

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  And even more classes coming soon!

  June 18, 2014   (for ages 5-8 yrs)   
"Recycled Robots & Fairy Houses" with Casey Henry
  July 16, 2014 - 9 am - Noon
"Woven Snowflakes & Reindeer" with Karen Poser

Some Past Classes

We welcome your comments and suggestions for:
      < Classes you'd like to take
      < Classes you have taken and think others would like
      < Instructors whose classes you have enjoyed
      < Other class-related comments and suggestions

     Please E-mail us at... artclass@lakeeffectarts.org

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