Louisiana Gourd Society
Beta II Chapter of the American Gourd Society 
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(1:00pm – 5:00pm(8:00am - 12:00 noon) Louisiana Gourd Society
Mini Retreat

Saturday June 3, 2017  
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Ira Nelson Horticulture Center
2206 Johnston St., Lafayette, LA, 70503
$10 Registration Fee​
Louisiana Gourd Society
The purpose of the Louisiana Gourd Society shall be to educate,  promote, and encourage the growing, culture, use, history, art and/or craftsmanship of gourds to our membership  and the general public.

Closed Coiling } $ 60.00
by Blanche Cavarretta
​(1:00pm – 5:00pm)
Maximum number 15 students -
 All Most Full
Put your name on list in case someone 
Cancels. 



For the second class, Blanche Cavarretta will be
 teaching closed coiling techniques. She will provide
 everything for the class. 

 If they do not finish the coiling in class, I can give
 them enough thread to finish and leave it for them.

If you're interested in their work, you can check out 
their face book page, "Gravel Road Arts".

Carving Techniques } $ 50.00
by Roy Cavarretta
(8:00am - 12:00 noon) 
Maximum number 10 students - Full (Put your name on list in case someone Cancels). 

For the first class, Roy Cavarretta will be teaching different carving techniques. It is not necessary to buy any tools for this class. However you can bring your own tools and bits to the class. 

For the carving class, the emphasis will be put on the 
use of different burrs, the use of chip carving gouges
 and pyroghraphy. 

The teacher will allow the student to use his two 
Master Carvers and his variety of burrs and gouges.
Roy will have have 2 phyrography burning tools a will 
have have 2 phyrography burning tools and his array
of burning tips so that the students can get hand-on
experience. 
nd his array of burning tips so that the students can 
get hand-on experience.  will have have 2 phyrography 
burning tools and his array of burning tips so that the
students can get hand-on experience. 

Bring shards of gourds and/or a clean gourd 
Mechanical Pencil with 5 or 7 mm lead 
Mask
Registration Form

Deadline is May 15, 2017.  
No refunds after May 15, 2017

Please call Jackie if you have any questions, 337-277-0027 ​