Featured Classes

    Want the most bang for your buck? Try out these bundles of films, they will delight you.

    • Fun and Easy Gourd Birdhouses with Mary Gehley

      One of the most common uses for gourds is to create functional birdhouses. But you can also create "faux" birdhouses that look great! In this video, gourd artist, Mary Gehley will show you several different birdhouse design options you can create - or modify to make them your very own!

      Running Time: 46 minutes

    • Creating a Gourd Vase with Flowers and Fancy Cut Rim with Christy Barajas

      In this exciting video, you'll discover everything you need to know to get started crafting gourds. Learn the gourd basics, for cutting and cleaning both the interior and exterior of your gourd. You will also learn how to create this beautiful Gourd Vase with Flowers, including how to create a fancy-cut rim or opening that follows the outline of your design, be it leaves, geometric shapes, or the flower pattern shown in this video! (Hint: It's not as hard as it looks!)

    • Gourd Vase with Pink Flower with Mary Gehley

      Watch as product specialist and gourd artist, Mary Gehley shows you how to create beautiful gourd vases with a pretty pink flower design. They are fun to create and make great gifts too!

    • How to Make an Indian Corn Gourd Bowl

      Now one of the most popular gourd classes ever is available as an online class! The Indian Corn Bowl class with Carrie Dearing, featuring beautiful, fully carved corn kernels, was originally a 7-hour live class almost always sold out! At just under 2 hours this online class includes all the original material given in the live class with the added advantage of being able to pause and replay it as many times as you want!

      Bonus: You get an additional 20 minutes of fun with the absolutely hilarious ‘Blooper Reel’ and also a special interview. This class presented in SD quality.

    • Create a Coral Reef Gourd Pot with Pigment Powders and Metal Leaf

      In this class, you'll learn techniques for applying both pigment powders and metal leaf to create a unique under water scene on your gourd.

    • Flower Gourd with Stipple Carving

      In this video you'll discover:

      •How to resize a design to fit your gourd art
      •Techniques on blending and shading with Transparent Acrylics
      •How to use a Micro-Pro Carver and proper use of the hand piece
      •Simple method to eliminate dark marks from your carved area
      •and much more!

    • Gourd Birdhouses with Pretty Vine and Butterflies

      Watch as gourd artist Christy Barajas creates a beautiful gourd birdhouse from a bottle gourd.

    • How to Create Gourd Stands from Gourds

      In this video, you will discover creative ways to use gourd pieces to make stands for your gourd art.

    • Gourd Pot with Colored Leaves

      In this video, gourd artist, Christy Barajas will show you how to create a beautiful gourd pot decorated with brilliant fall colored leaves.

    • Butterfly Gourd Ginger Jar with Fitted Lid with Gloria Crane

      This class includes the full Canteen Gourd Ginger Jar project, PLUS over 2 hours of additional bonus material, including steps for creating the tall ginger jar with filigree carving and Gloria's special "faux filigree" technique!

      This video is packed from start to finish with so much valuable information you’ll want to watch it again and again!

      This would normally be a 2-day class and sell for $150.00 if taught live! Includes all patterns as a .PDF download that you can use to create your own Stick 'n Burn sheets.

    • Carved Gourd Pot with Hand-Tooled Leather Look and Textured Patina with Gloria Crane

      Get ready to create fabulous looking gourd art using Gloria’s amazing design ideas and techniques, including the “Tooled Leather Look” and “Textured Patina Finish.”

      Gloria's tips on how to improve your design transfer wood burning skills are reason alone to watch this class. If you've been looking for ways to improve your wood burning and create cleaner, more professional looking lines, this class is a MUST HAVE!

      This video (almost 3 hours total run time!) and is packed from start to finish with so much incredible information, you’ll want to watch it again and again!

    • Carved Gecko Gourd with Gloria Crane

      This is one of Gloria's most popular classes, and you can see why! There are so many great techniques brought together to create a truly unique and fun piece of gourd art. This is loaded with valuable information and techniques, including:

      • Easy design pattern placement, and wood burning tips
      • Gloria's trick for coloring the gecko to achieve the "blended but separate" effect with her color
      • How and when to use different size ball burrs for carving the detail of the gecko image
      • And much more!

    • Canteen Gourd Oil Lamp with Distressed Metal Leafing with Gloria Crane

      Join acclaimed Gourd Artist, Gloria Crane, as she shows you step by step how to create both of these beautiful Oil Lamps using Canteen Gourds! (A Canteen Gourd is so named because their shape so closely resembles a canteen for carrying water).

      You'll Discover:

      • How to center and drill the hole for the oil lamp insert
      • The quickest, easiest way to place your design
      • Tips and techniques for wood burning your design, including which wood burning pen to use
      • How to get a flawless, carved surface by using the correct carving burs
      • Tips for hiding the stem area of the gourd
      • How to use GourdMaster™ Transparent Acrylics to color both the carved and uncarved surfaces

      And much more!

    • Inverted Gourd with Burled Wood and Stone Inlay with Gloria Crane

      This class will give you a phenomenal amount of information, including:

      •How to select the ideal gourd for inverting
      •The best way to cut the top and bottom of the gourd so your cuts are even and centered
      •How to cut, fit, and attach the wood bottom
      •Gloria's new and improved method for creating the Burled Wood look (the dark brown on the top part of the gourd), different from what she has taught in past classes!
      •How to inlay the stone cabs (cabochons) and bead strands for a tight fit and professional look
      •What you must know for finishing the inside of your gourd with a faux stone finish
      •Plus a special "show and tell" segment where Gloria shows you some of her other amazing gourd art pieces!
      •and much more!

    • Terracotta Gourd Pitcher with Christy Barajas

      Learn Step-by-Step how to create this beautiful terracotta gourd pitcher using a variety of exciting products and discover how to attach a gourd stem handle!

    • "How to Create Colorful Butterflies" - An excerpt from the full length class

      "How to Create Colorful Butterflies on Gourds" is a 40-minute excerpt from the 5hr 30 min class, "Butterfly Gourd Ginger Jar with Fitted Lid" by Gloria Crane (which is also available for purchase here on this site).

      Rather than buying the entire video for $49.95, now you can purchase JUST this 40 minute excerpt, "How to Create Colorful Butterflies on Gourds," as an "On Demand" class for much less!

      Discover Gloria Crane's incredible techniques for painting stunning butterflies! In this exciting "Instant Access" Gourd Class you'll discover:

      - The #1 mistake people make when using Ink Dyes on their butterfly and how to avoid it.
      - Why you want to have several shades of each Ink Dye color on hand when coloring your butterfly
      - The secret to creating butterflies with bold, realistic looking colors (Hint: it's not just about the Ink Dye colors but HOW you put them on!)
      - Why you want to seal your gourd with varnish BEFORE you complete your butterflies
      and much more!

    • Oak Leaf Gourd Bowl with Decoupage Lining with Gloria Crane

      This is one of Gloria's most popular Fall classes of all time, and when she was teaching it in person to students the cost was over $65.00.

      Now you can have this incredible class to watch in the comfort of you own home as many times as you like, for only $49.95.

      You'll discover:

      - How to cut a lid that fits
      - Great tips for using a mini jigsaw
      - Special techniques for making your cut line seem invisible
      - Best methods for pattern placement
      - Special tips for cleaning the inside of your gourd to prepare for the decoupage lining
      - How to color your leaves
      - How to make the stipple carved areas around your leaf design
      - How to attach a custom gourd stem
      - The best ways to color carved surfaces
      - How to repair spots and blemishes on your gourd, including how to make your repaired area match the rest of your gourd
      - How to make and attach the beautiful 3-D leaves
      - How to create a gorgeous interior lining for your gourd using Gloria’s easy decoupage technique
      - and much more!

    • Creating a Gourd "Tree Lamp" with Pamala Redhawk

      Taught live, this class would normally cost over $95.00! Now Just $29.95! Plus you'll get a special bonus project called "How to Make a Dreamcatcher in a Gourd," FREE (a $29.00 Value)!

      In this full-length class (1 hr 15 min), you’ll discover everything you need to know to create this beautiful “Tree Lamp” from a gourd! Watch as Pam takes you step-by-step through design, woodburning, pattern cut-outs, painting, lamp assembly, and more! Her simple instruction and easy-to-follow style make this project great for gourd lovers of ANY experience level!

      In this gourd class, you’ll discover:

      - Which to pick first, the gourd or the lamp base? (And why it's important)
      - The right and wrong way to use your Stick 'n Burn pattern
      - A new way to use your Fili-Point burr (and why Pam says it's one of her favorite tools!)
      - and much more!

      Plus you'll also see an exclusive interview with Pam, which includes shots of her amazing artwork, what inspires her as an artist, and an inside peek at an exciting new project she is working on!

      BONUS: Pam shows you how to create a dreamcatcher in a gourd as part of a special Bonus Project at the end of the video! That's 2 projects in 1!

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    • Fun and Easy Gourd Birdhouses with Mary Gehley

      Fun and Easy Gourd Birdhouses with Mary Gehley

      One of the most common uses for gourds is to create functional birdhouses. But you can also create "faux" birdhouses that look great! In this video, gourd artist, Mary Gehley will show you several different birdhouse design options you can create - or modify to make them your very own!

      Running Time: 46 minutes

    • Creating a Gourd Vase with Flowers and Fancy Cut Rim with Christy Barajas

      Creating a Gourd Vase with Flowers and Fancy Cut Rim with Christy Barajas

      In this exciting video, you'll discover everything you need to know to get started crafting gourds. Learn the gourd basics, for cutting and cleaning both the interior and exterior of your gourd. You will also learn how to create this beautiful Gourd Vase with Flowers, including how to create a fancy-cut rim or opening that follows the outline of your design, be it leaves, geometric shapes, or the flower pattern shown in this video! (Hint: It's not as hard as it looks!)

    • Gourd Vase with Pink Flower with Mary Gehley

      Gourd Vase with Pink Flower with Mary Gehley

      Watch as product specialist and gourd artist, Mary Gehley shows you how to create beautiful gourd vases with a pretty pink flower design. They are fun to create and make great gifts too!

    • How to Make an Indian Corn Gourd Bowl

      How to Make an Indian Corn Gourd Bowl

      Now one of the most popular gourd classes ever is available as an online class! The Indian Corn Bowl class with Carrie Dearing, featuring beautiful, fully carved corn kernels, was originally a 7-hour live class almost always sold out! At just under 2 hours this online class includes all the original material given in the live class with the added advantage of being able to pause and replay it as many times as you want!

      Bonus: You get an additional 20 minutes of fun with the absolutely hilarious ‘Blooper Reel’ and also a special interview. This class presented in SD quality.

    • Create a Coral Reef Gourd Pot with Pigment Powders and Metal Leaf

      Create a Coral Reef Gourd Pot with Pigment Powders and Metal Leaf

      In this class, you'll learn techniques for applying both pigment powders and metal leaf to create a unique under water scene on your gourd.

    • Flower Gourd with Stipple Carving

      Flower Gourd with Stipple Carving

      In this video you'll discover:

      •How to resize a design to fit your gourd art
      •Techniques on blending and shading with Transparent Acrylics
      •How to use a Micro-Pro Carver and proper use of the hand piece
      •Simple method to eliminate dark marks from your carved area
      •and much more!

    • Gourd Birdhouses with Pretty Vine and Butterflies

      Gourd Birdhouses with Pretty Vine and Butterflies

      Watch as gourd artist Christy Barajas creates a beautiful gourd birdhouse from a bottle gourd.

    • How to Create Gourd Stands from Gourds

      How to Create Gourd Stands from Gourds

      In this video, you will discover creative ways to use gourd pieces to make stands for your gourd art.

    • Gourd Pot with Colored Leaves

      Gourd Pot with Colored Leaves

      In this video, gourd artist, Christy Barajas will show you how to create a beautiful gourd pot decorated with brilliant fall colored leaves.

    • Butterfly Gourd Ginger Jar with Fitted Lid with Gloria Crane

      Butterfly Gourd Ginger Jar with Fitted Lid with Gloria Crane

      This class includes the full Canteen Gourd Ginger Jar project, PLUS over 2 hours of additional bonus material, including steps for creating the tall ginger jar with filigree carving and Gloria's special "faux filigree" technique!

      This video is packed from start to finish with so much valuable information you’ll want to watch it again and again!

      This would normally be a 2-day class and sell for $150.00 if taught live! Includes all patterns as a .PDF download that you can use to create your own Stick 'n Burn sheets.

    • Carved Gourd Pot with Hand-Tooled Leather Look and Textured Patina with Gloria Crane

      Carved Gourd Pot with Hand-Tooled Leather Look and Textured Patina with Gloria Crane

      Get ready to create fabulous looking gourd art using Gloria’s amazing design ideas and techniques, including the “Tooled Leather Look” and “Textured Patina Finish.”

      Gloria's tips on how to improve your design transfer wood burning skills are reason alone to watch this class. If you've been looking for ways to improve your wood burning and create cleaner, more professional looking lines, this class is a MUST HAVE!

      This video (almost 3 hours total run time!) and is packed from start to finish with so much incredible information, you’ll want to watch it again and again!

    • Carved Gecko Gourd with Gloria Crane

      Carved Gecko Gourd with Gloria Crane

      This is one of Gloria's most popular classes, and you can see why! There are so many great techniques brought together to create a truly unique and fun piece of gourd art. This is loaded with valuable information and techniques, including:

      • Easy design pattern placement, and wood burning tips
      • Gloria's trick for coloring the gecko to achieve the "blended but separate" effect with her color
      • How and when to use different size ball burrs for carving the detail of the gecko image
      • And much more!

    • Canteen Gourd Oil Lamp with Distressed Metal Leafing with Gloria Crane

      Canteen Gourd Oil Lamp with Distressed Metal Leafing with Gloria Crane

      Join acclaimed Gourd Artist, Gloria Crane, as she shows you step by step how to create both of these beautiful Oil Lamps using Canteen Gourds! (A Canteen Gourd is so named because their shape so closely resembles a canteen for carrying water).

      You'll Discover:

      • How to center and drill the hole for the oil lamp insert
      • The quickest, easiest way to place your design
      • Tips and techniques for wood burning your design, including which wood burning pen to use
      • How to get a flawless, carved surface by using the correct carving burs
      • Tips for hiding the stem area of the gourd
      • How to use GourdMaster™ Transparent Acrylics to color both the carved and uncarved surfaces

      And much more!

    • Inverted Gourd with Burled Wood and Stone Inlay with Gloria Crane

      Inverted Gourd with Burled Wood and Stone Inlay with Gloria Crane

      This class will give you a phenomenal amount of information, including:

      •How to select the ideal gourd for inverting
      •The best way to cut the top and bottom of the gourd so your cuts are even and centered
      •How to cut, fit, and attach the wood bottom
      •Gloria's new and improved method for creating the Burled Wood look (the dark brown on the top part of the gourd), different from what she has taught in past classes!
      •How to inlay the stone cabs (cabochons) and bead strands for a tight fit and professional look
      •What you must know for finishing the inside of your gourd with a faux stone finish
      •Plus a special "show and tell" segment where Gloria shows you some of her other amazing gourd art pieces!
      •and much more!

    • Terracotta Gourd Pitcher with Christy Barajas

      Terracotta Gourd Pitcher with Christy Barajas

      Learn Step-by-Step how to create this beautiful terracotta gourd pitcher using a variety of exciting products and discover how to attach a gourd stem handle!

    • "How to Create Colorful Butterflies" - An excerpt from the full length class

      "How to Create Colorful Butterflies" - An excerpt from the full length class

      "How to Create Colorful Butterflies on Gourds" is a 40-minute excerpt from the 5hr 30 min class, "Butterfly Gourd Ginger Jar with Fitted Lid" by Gloria Crane (which is also available for purchase here on this site).

      Rather than buying the entire video for $49.95, now you can purchase JUST this 40 minute excerpt, "How to Create Colorful Butterflies on Gourds," as an "On Demand" class for much less!

      Discover Gloria Crane's incredible techniques for painting stunning butterflies! In this exciting "Instant Access" Gourd Class you'll discover:

      - The #1 mistake people make when using Ink Dyes on their butterfly and how to avoid it.
      - Why you want to have several shades of each Ink Dye color on hand when coloring your butterfly
      - The secret to creating butterflies with bold, realistic looking colors (Hint: it's not just about the Ink Dye colors but HOW you put them on!)
      - Why you want to seal your gourd with varnish BEFORE you complete your butterflies
      and much more!

    • Oak Leaf Gourd Bowl with Decoupage Lining with Gloria Crane

      Oak Leaf Gourd Bowl with Decoupage Lining with Gloria Crane

      This is one of Gloria's most popular Fall classes of all time, and when she was teaching it in person to students the cost was over $65.00.

      Now you can have this incredible class to watch in the comfort of you own home as many times as you like, for only $49.95.

      You'll discover:

      - How to cut a lid that fits
      - Great tips for using a mini jigsaw
      - Special techniques for making your cut line seem invisible
      - Best methods for pattern placement
      - Special tips for cleaning the inside of your gourd to prepare for the decoupage lining
      - How to color your leaves
      - How to make the stipple carved areas around your leaf design
      - How to attach a custom gourd stem
      - The best ways to color carved surfaces
      - How to repair spots and blemishes on your gourd, including how to make your repaired area match the rest of your gourd
      - How to make and attach the beautiful 3-D leaves
      - How to create a gorgeous interior lining for your gourd using Gloria’s easy decoupage technique
      - and much more!

    • Creating a Gourd "Tree Lamp" with Pamala Redhawk

      Creating a Gourd "Tree Lamp" with Pamala Redhawk

      Taught live, this class would normally cost over $95.00! Now Just $29.95! Plus you'll get a special bonus project called "How to Make a Dreamcatcher in a Gourd," FREE (a $29.00 Value)!

      In this full-length class (1 hr 15 min), you’ll discover everything you need to know to create this beautiful “Tree Lamp” from a gourd! Watch as Pam takes you step-by-step through design, woodburning, pattern cut-outs, painting, lamp assembly, and more! Her simple instruction and easy-to-follow style make this project great for gourd lovers of ANY experience level!

      In this gourd class, you’ll discover:

      - Which to pick first, the gourd or the lamp base? (And why it's important)
      - The right and wrong way to use your Stick 'n Burn pattern
      - A new way to use your Fili-Point burr (and why Pam says it's one of her favorite tools!)
      - and much more!

      Plus you'll also see an exclusive interview with Pam, which includes shots of her amazing artwork, what inspires her as an artist, and an inside peek at an exciting new project she is working on!

      BONUS: Pam shows you how to create a dreamcatcher in a gourd as part of a special Bonus Project at the end of the video! That's 2 projects in 1!