Vero Beach Art Club

Gourd Painting with Marie Morrow

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Saturday, January 27th This workshop has been cancelled
Sunday,   January 28th


Marie Morrow


Gourd Painting with Marie Morrow

No skills needed for this two-day workshop. 
Instructor will supply all major materials and supplies. See details below.

This is a Gourd Workshop. We will be doing more than painting.

Students will learn all the basic of gourd crafting including simple washing and cleaning methods. They will learn how to use the best tools for cutting into a gourd. Understanding how to clean the interior and important safety measures for gourd dust. A discussion will be given on how and where to find great ideas and the use of embellishments and how to adhere them to the surface of the gourd. Students will learn to transfer the idea to the gourd then wood burning the image to the gourd and filling it in with acrylic paint or gourd dyes. They will finish the gourd with wax to protect the surface.


Member: $375.00 (Includes all major supplies)
Non-Member: $475.00

There is a NON-REFUNDABLE $100 deposit to register.


Monday, January 22, 2018 - HAS PASSED


Beginning through Advanced                   

Max Capacity:

Six (6)


First Presbyterian Church, Earnshaw Room
520 Royal Palm Boulevard, Vero Beach 32960

Instructor will supply:

Special Large Gourd
Wood burning tool
Protective glasses
Paint brushes
Transfer paper
Images  (if needed)
Saw blades
Tools to clean the gourd interior

Students responsibility:

Gloves (Gloves are not needed but some students might like to cover their hands.)
If you own a wood-burning tool, please bring it with you.

To register, contact: the Vero Beach Art club Office 772-231-0303

$100 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit is required to register. You may mail a check, pay at the office, or pay online. The balance due ($275 Members / $375 Non-Members) must be paid by the deadline Monday, January 22, 2018. To pay your deposit online, add the product below to your cart and checkout. Members must be in good standing (dues current) to receive their discount.

Contact the Artist:

For information/questions regarding this workshop contact Marie Morrow


Artist Bio

I am Marie Morrow and I am an artist. I know I am an artist because I see art everywhere – I see a horse or a medicine man in a palm frond; I see a sea goddess in the basket of shells and drift wood I collect on the beach. That gourd – it’s not just a gourd – it’s a mass of hibiscus blossoms touched by dragonfly and humming birds.

I studied art in college and have worked in, and taught, many mediums – oil paint, acrylic, watercolor, colored pencil, pastel, collage and assemblage – just to name a few. I’ve won awards for my work but what I am proudest of is my work with my students. I’ve tried to teach them to see art everywhere, and I think, sometimes I have succeeded.

Workshops are currently in re-structuring and we are seeking two Co-Chairs. If you are interested, please contact our President Rosemary Polsky-Newman