Adirondack alcohol inks (available in over 50 colors), when mixed, blended or washed together create a plethora of vibrant colors. Gourd artist Sue Brogdon demonstrates multiple ways to utilize these bold colors – dripping, outlining, stamping, blended and even used in combination with other products. Students select the technique and hues to color their own gourd before learning how to wire wrap a rock which will be lashed onto a pine needle, pygmy date palm or suede rim treatment. Beads will be available to conceal the drill holes. All materials provided – cleaned and prepped round gourd; alcohol inks; polyurethane finish; dyed pine needles, pygmy date palm and suede; wire for wrapping; agates, jasper, turquoise; wire for lashing; and, beads, if desired. Students should bring plastic or latex gloves, a wire cutter, flat nosed pliers, bucket, an old towel and lunch.