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Third Thursday - 1:00-4:00 - Oct-May

Sun City Masonic Lodge

18810 N. 107th Avenue

Peoria, AZ 85373

Email: [email protected]

Facebook: Lizard Flats Gourd Patch

Website: www.lizardflatsgourdpatch.com


ANNOUNCEMENTS

FOR

LIZARD FLATS

          

1. Please RSVP as soon as possible to Jude Johnson Gourd Session for Wuertz Gourd Donation project  at Joy McGuire's home, Monday, November 27 at 10:00 a.m.  Please RSVP to Jude Johnson ([email protected]) if you will be attending the Wuertz's project at Joy McGuire's home, Monday, November 27 at 10:00 a.m.  Peggy Dahvang and Rita Evenson will be giving a demonstration.  Twenty shards of cut glass flowers will be created.  Come and be a part of this creative endeavor and learn this technique of inlaid glass.  When the light catches the inlaid glass flowers it casts a beautiful array of colors.

    

2.  Please RSVP as soon as possible to Jude Johnson ([email protected]) if you will be attending the Pot Luck Christmas gathering on December 21, 1:00-3:30.  Main dish and beverage will be furnished by Lizard Flats.  Please bring a potluck selection of either a Salad or Dessert.  Please include your selection when you RSVP.  Thank you.


3.  Take part in the While Elephant Gourd Activity for our December Holiday party by going through extra gourd items you may have or simply won't use anymore or don't like and put items  in a brown paper bag (stapled shut) or wrap beautifully to entice people to select your mystery gifts.  Each selection will be opened once all of the selecting and trading is complete.  Caution:   Cheeks may hurt from extreme laughter.


                                                                                                         DIRECTIONS TO JOY'S HOME ON NOVEMBER 27 (10:00)


                                                                                                                            



Jude Johnson

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Joy McGuire

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Sue Squiers

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Peggy Dahlvang


Wuertz Donation

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Cheryl Kroll

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Rita Evenson

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Wuertz Donation


Lizard Flats Support Members

Photography:            Shirley McDonough          Programming Committee: Coming soon!

Facebook:                    Cheryl Kroll                           Wuertz Donation Committee: Rita Evenson/Peggy Dahlvang

Email:                             Jude Johnson                         Website Manaer: Jude Johnson               Sunshine: Sue Squiers

Retreat:                         Cheryl Kroll                            Name Badges and Fundraiser: Cheryl Kroll 

WELCOME

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Greetings Fellow Lizard Flats Gourders:

We are excited to start the new year of gourding with the Lizard Flats membership. We have been busy gearing up for the upcoming meetings with ideas to spark your interest and creativity and look forward to your input on gourd direction.


As our membership increased, our room has become too small to accommodate our expanded activities. We are very excited to announce we have a new location that will meet our needs located at Sun City Masonic Lodge #72, 18810 N. 107th Avenue in Peoria, AZ. Starting October 19, 2017, we will meet every third Thursday, 1:00-4:00, October through May.


Please include our new email address in your email address book so that our notices don't go to your 'junk mail.'

Lizard Flats email: lizardflatsgourdartists@hotmail.com


Below are pictures of our new facility at the Sun City Masonic Lodge #72 along with a map. We hope you will join us for an exciting year of gourding each month. We welcome new visitors each month to take part in our meetings :-))


Please bring your favorite gourds for 'Show and Tell' and share your techniques used to embellish your gourd. 'Show and Tell' participants will be included in a drawing to win gourd prizes.


A new photo booth, for taking pictures of your gourds, will be in place with your name card for picture identification.

Snacks and ice water will be provided or bring your beverage. There is a vending machine for soft drinks.


Please support the Arizona and American Gourd Society by becoming a member. With your membership dues, The American Gourd Society sends out a wonderful publication called 'The Gourd Magazine' each quarter with gourding techniques, patch news, and gourd articles of interest. We also encourage you to enter your gourds in the Wuertz Gourd Festival Art Competition February 9-11, 2018. Membership or an increase in entry fee for your gourd submission, at the Wuertz Gourd Art Competitio,n is required by the Arizona Gourd Society.


Please direct all get-well notifications to our Secretary, Sue Squiers, at Sksqsp@gmail.com. Don't forget to bring your name tags. Name tags will be provided if you don't have one. Name tags will be provided for guests. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Keep on gourding,


Jude Johnson and Joy McGuire

Lizard Flats Co-Presidents

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GOURDING IN THE PINES

Sponsored by Lizard Flats

Chapel Rock Camp and Conference Center - 1131 Country Club Drive Prescott, AZ 86303 - March 26-29, 2018


Lizard Flats will once again sponsor the spring retreat, 'Gourding in the Pines,' in Prescott, AZ Monday through Thursday, March 26-29, 2018. Awesome instructors will be sharing their expertise in gourding along with vendors. Please see below for information for signing up for the retreat. Pictures below are from the 2017 'Gourding in the Pines' retreat.

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Come and enjoy the annual 'Gourding in the Pines' retreat while relaxing and learning new gourding techniques and working on those special projects.​Get to know new gourders along with seeing former retreat members. Pictured are, the 2017 attendees, the beautiful scenery at the Chapel Rock Conference Center, and part of the gourd totem pole that Lizard Flats donated for the 'Game of Chance' raffle at the Wuertz Gourd Festival in Casa Grande. ​​

GOURDING IN THE PINES​

Chapel Rock Camp and Conference Center - 1131 Country Club Drive Prescott, AZ 86303 - March 26-29, 2018

Gourd Classes   

Jennifer Hershman

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Joy McGuire

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Robin Bryson

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Robin Bryson


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GOURD INSTRUCTORS

Class Information

Faux Wood Finish with Pine Needle Coiling by Jennifer Hershman

 Price: $40 - (Skill Level: All) Maximum Students:19

Email: jennypo45@aol.com Phone: 406-544-3065

Address: 37184 S. Valley Creek Rd. Arlee, MT 59821

Date/Time: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 9:00-12:00 a.m.

Website: https://www.galleriagourds.com Please only email me at my email address; not to my website.

Send check/application payable to Jennifer Hershman at 37184 S. Valley Creek Road, Arlee, MT 59821


Class Description: Bring a small to medium sized gourd that is ready to go. This class will focus

on two techniques. Faux wood finish using transtint dyes (this is a very easy technique that looks really

beautiful) and Pine needle coiling. You can chose either a simple or advanced design using a drop coil

along with a straight across or wavy design. Do not make sharp curves as they are impossible to coil.

Just have fun Woot! Woot!

Note: It is important that your gourd be ready to go including whatever design you choose for the top of

your gourd. There is a lot to do in this class since we are working on two techniques and there won’t be

time to get your gourd ready.

Instructor will furnish: Transtint dyes, alcohol, pine needles, sewing needle, artificial sinew, finishing

spray and a gage.

Students must bring: Small to medium size gourd, cut and cleaned inside and out. One stiff bristle brush

(you can use disposable or just designate a brush that you’re willing to only use with dyes). Sharp scissors

for sinew, an awl (or some other piece of equipment) to make holes tape measure, spray bottle for water,

small needle nose pliers, some form of superglue, Insta set, masking tape, at least one Pair of disposable

latex gloves, one small make up sponge (these can be shared). Two old hand towels (for keeping needles

damp) tweezers and an apron are helpful, but not necessary.

Additional Notes: If you’re going to make something that looks like the photo, you will need to bring your

embellishments. To be assured a seat in class, sign up early! Your seat must be prepaid and once received

will be confirmed. If registering late, please email or call to confirm that there are still places available.

Cancellation Policy: will follow the same as the Retreat. Full refund prior to February 1, 2018. 50%

refund prior to March 1, 2018. There will be no refunds after March 1, 2018.About the Instructor:

About the Instructor: Jennifer Hershman fell in love with Gourd Art after attending a Gourd Art retreat

in 2013. After finding her calling, she is now pursuing that dream with the creation of her business

called “Galleria Gourds.” Jennifer has an AA in Welding as well as Graphic Design. She hopes to someday

combine her love of metal art with her love of gourd art. The natural beauty of her home state of Montana

is her home, which she shares with her husband, seven horses, four dogs and numerous barn cats. Her gourds

have also been featured in Montana Women Magazine, and have been written about in ‘Mountain Living’

magazine (Sept., Oct., 2014) and “The Complete Book of "Gourd Carving,” Awards: 2015 Arizona Gourd

Society competition at Wuertz festival, First place masters – Fiber, Judges choice masters, Fiber, People’s Choice

2015, 2014 Arizona Gourd Society competition, Wuertz Festival, Judges Choice – Fiber Art, First Place –

Fiber Art First Place – Carved Gourd, First Place – Inlayed Gourd First Place – Multi Media, Third Place,

Carved through, Third Place – Color Technique.

Gourd with Deer Horn and Leather Trim by Joy McGuire

Price: $45 (Skill Level: A​ll) Maximum Students: 15

Email: micknjoy@aol.com – Cell: 406-600-1326 Home: 406-285-3358

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 9:00-12:00

Send check/application payable to Joy McGuire - Before November 1, 2017 to P. O. Box 804,

Three Forks, Montana 59752

Send check/application after November 1 ,2017 to 19841 N. Welk Drive, Sun City, AZ 85373


Class Description:

Instructor will furnish: Deer Horn, leather, beads, feathers and moss

Students must bring: A gourd with a minimum height of 7 ½ inches and an awl for punching holes.

Pre-prep: Put design on front of gourd, pre-cut top of gourd. Finish outside and inside of gourd

however you like. You can make it as creative as you like. This project will lend itself to many

different applications for working with gourds. You will be able to finish this gourd in class.


Additional Notes: To be assured a seat in class, sign up early! Your seat must be prepaid to reserve your seat.

If registering late, please email or call to confirm that there are still places available.

Cancellation Policy: will follow the same as the Retreat. Full refund prior to February 7, 2018. 50%

refund prior to March 7, 2018. No refunds after March 7, 2018.


About the Instructor: Joy McGuire first discovered the world of gourds at a flea market and was so

impressed with gourds she knew she had to put this form of creativity on her ‘bucket list.’ She couldn’t

wait to retire so that she could dedicate her time to developing her gourding skills using different techniques.

She has unleashed her creativity with a passion for learning all kinds of embellishmenst for gourds. Much

of her gourding has been self-taught but she takes classes to perfect her skills. Her favorite technique is

carving and plans to enter the Wuertz gourd art competition, for the first time, in 2018. Joy is teaching her

first class at the ‘Gourding in the Pines’ retreat in March, 2018.

  Woodburn and Transparent Acrylic Ink Lizard by Robin Bryson

Price: $65 - (Skill Level: All) Maximum Students 15

Email: bryson558@gmail.com Cell: 951-6345559

DateTime: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 9:00-12:00

Send check/application payable to Robin Bryson to 23501 Vista Way, Quail Valley, CA 92587

Please call or email to hold your place or if you have questions. Call if paying by credit card.


Class Description: Create a rock shape look on the top of the gourd and learn to lightly wood burn

and enhance the design with transparent acrylic. Instructor will furnish: Pattern, Transparent

Acrylic colors (rich brown, Leaf; which is green, white and black) and Formula 49, Micro brushes,

Piece of glass for the paint pallet and tutorial.

Instructor will furnish: Transparent acrylic colors, if they do not have them, and heat guns.


Students must bring: A clean cut gourd 7-9 inches in height. Make the gourd opening at least

4 ½ inches wide, carving tool and bit, sand paper, Transparent Acrylic (colors, rich brown, leaf

(which is green), black and white) Formula 49, micro brushes, (Transparent acrylic can be purchased

at Wellburns online). bring wood burner, small rounded screw and mini saw.


Cancellation Policy: Full refund prior to February 1, 2018. 50% refund prior to March 1, 2018. There

will be no refunds after March 1, 2018. If registering late, please email or call to confirm that there

are still places available.


About the Instructor: Robin Bryson, as a young girl, was introduced to oil painting by her Uncle.

But she never wanted to paint on canvas. She used all sort of objects to express her artistic ability.

So when she was introduced to gourding it was the perfect fit for her creativity. Her experience

attending a gourd festival allowed her to fall in love with transparent acrylic and pen and ink dots

using alcohol ink. Controlling the media using a brush, spritz dry and carving allows her to enhance

her gourd with wood burning. People know her from Pointillism or as some call her ‘The Dot Lady.’

She loves working on gourds and feels it is very therapeutic and relaxing. She has been enjoying

the world of gourding for fifteen years and feels she has found her niche in doing dots otherwise known

as Pointillism. She concentrates in Native American and animals. She has taught classes for two years

at the Wuertz Gourd Festival in Casa Grande, AZ. Her Art degree is from Fresno State University.

Pointillism with Pen and Ink Dots creating an Eagle by Robin Bryson

 Price: $65 (Skill Level: All) Maximum Students: 15

Email: bryson@558@ gmail.com 951-634-5559

Address: 23501 Vista Way, Quail Valley, CA 92587

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 28. 2018

Send check/application payable to Robin Bryson at 23501 Vista Way, Quail Valley, CA 92587


Class Description: Create a unique and outstanding eagle done solely in dots. Learn a new

technique and shading through dotting. This technique can be applied with other media. You

will not be able to finish this project in the time period but the instructor will be available

in the afternoon to help students complete the project.


Instructor will furnish: Pattern, Tutorial and Pen.

Students must bring: Clean cut gourd no smaller than 7 ½ height. The design is 6 ½ high by 4 ½ wide.

A rubber mat and towel.


Additional Notes: If registering late, please email or call to confirm that there are still places available.


Cancellation Policy: Full refund prior to February 1, 2018. 50% refund prior to March 1, 2018.

There will be no refunds after March 1, 2018.


About the Instructor: Robin Bryson, as a young girl, was introduced to oil painting by her Uncle.

But she never wanted to paint on canvas. She used all sort of objects to express her artistic ability.

So when she was introduced to gourding it was the perfect fit for her creativity. Her experience

attending a gourd festival allowed her to fall in love with transparent acrylic and pen and ink dots

using alcohol ink. Controlling the media using a brush, spritz dry and carving allows her to enhance

her gourd with wood burning. People know her from Pointillism or as some call her ‘The Dot Lady.’

She loves working on gourds and feels it is very therapeutic and relaxing. She has been enjoying

the world of gourding for fifteen years and feels she has found her niche in doing dots otherwise known

as Pointillism. She concentrates in Native American and animals. She has taught classes for two years

at the Wuertz Gourd Festival in Casa Grande, AZ. She has an Art degree from Fresno State University. 

GOURDING IN THE PINES

RETREAT SCHEDULE

Chapel Rock Camp and Conference Center - 1131 Country Club Drive Prescott, AZ 86303 - March 26-29, 2018

(11:30-12:30 Check In, Room keys, Info sheet, Name tags, Retreat favor - Lunch on Own)


Monday, March 26, 2018

1:00-4:00 Speed Gourding (Six Gourd Enhancement Demos every 30 minutes)

6:00 Dinner

7:00-8:30 - When can you really call yourself a “Gourd Artist” - Discussion lead by Bettie Lake

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

8:15 Breakfast

9:00-12:00 Gourd Class – Woodburn and Transparent Acrylic Ink Lizard by Robin Bryson

9:00-12:00 Gourd Class -- Faux Wood Finish with Pine Needle coiling by Jennifer Hershman

12:30 Lunch

1:00 – 4:00 Gourd class completion/personal projects

6:00 Dinner

7:00-8:30 Social Gathering (BYOB Refreshments) White Elephant Gourd Party

Brown bag it or wrap it in a pretty package and place extra or obsolete gourd items

from your gourd supplies for the White Elephant Gourd Party!

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

8:15 Breakfast

9:00-12:00 Gourd Class – Gourd with Deer Horn and Leather Trim by Joy McGuire

9:00-12:00 Gourd Class – Pointillism with Pen and Ink Dots creating an Eagle by Robin Bryson

12:30 Lunch

1:00-4:00 Gourd class completion/personal projects

6:00 Dinner

7:00-8:30 Social Gathering (BYOB), Showcasing Class Gourds/Drawing for prizes

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

8:15 Breakfast

9:30 Departure with fantastic gourds and gourd enhancement ideas

GOURDING IN THE PINES

RETREAT APPLICATION

Come join the Lizard Flats 'Gourding in the Pines' retreat, at Chapel Rock Camp and Conference Center - 1131 Country Club Drive Prescott, AZ 86303 - March 26-29, by clicking on 'Retreat Application Form' button to fill out the application. Retreat can accommodate 24-36 attendees. Send in your check and application as room assignments will be determined by the date the deposit is received. Click on the 'red button' below to advance to the class enrollment form.

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CLASS ENROLLMENT FORM

   Class enrollment form and fee must be sent to the respective instructor(s). There is a limit on the number

of students per class so you will want to get your class enrollment form sent in a timely fashion to assure

your place in the class of your choice. If registering late, you will need to call or email the instructor to make

sure there is still room in the class before sending your check and class enrollment form. Click on the

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2017 FUN TIMES

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LIZARD FLATS GOURD ARTISTS CREATIONS