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Re: Gourd Art

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Thu, 29 Jul 1999 22:14:47 EDT

Hi! we did discuss gourd art last year when Mary Pat had some goose gourds
to do projects with. How did those turn out? Here are a couple of messages
I saved from those discussions that might help you (I didn't write either,
just saved them):

You can find the American Gourd Society at and you can find another list of
about 5 states gourd societies at
Just a note about my experience with Ross Art Paste this year: I
have found that I've had to add a couple of tablespoons of white glue to
get a really firm paper mache' on larger objects. We made drinking
gourds following work on John Biggers and Faith Ringold by using
balloons and cardboard tubes. I really needed an extra bit of "stick"
to hold the newspaper together.

In a message dated 7/28/99 5:54:49 PM, Sdowd3656 writes:

<<I teach grades 9-12 and am planning to introduce gourd art to my 3-4 year
students in 3-D art classes. Any advice, suggestions, successful projects
out there? There will be 18 of these upper level students in a class with
level two 3-D kids for a total of 33 students. The level two students will
be engaged in a different assignment. Thank you. S. Dowd. >>

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