Saturday, October 27
1 - 4 PM
Gourd decoration is an ancient tradition spanning various cultures including African, Asian, and Native American, all of which showcase cultural ties. Traditionally a craft that produced functional objects such as musical instruments, gourd decoration has evolved into a fine art utilizing everything from natural embellishments to intricately burned designs. A demonstration of different decorative techniques will provide inspiration for you to decorate a gourd of your own.
Instructor: Daphne Burgess
To enroll in this class, register now, visit the Museum Admission Desk, or call 916.808.1182. Or download and print the registration form below and mail, fax, or email your completed form to the Museum. Click on the Ways to Register button at left for more information on how to submit your form.
About the Instructor:
Artist, educator, and community service provider Daphne Burgess has spent most of her career as a scenic artist for various theater companies including B Street Theatre. She has also worked as a mural instructor and youth mentor for the Sojourner Truth Multicultural Art Museum. She has a bachelor's in studio art from University of California, Davis and her work has been exhibited widely throughout the Sacramento region.