You can find the American Gourd Society at
http://webcom.com/jjmcclin.ags.html and you can find another list of
about 5 states gourd societies at http://www.hal-pc.org/~jstacy/page6.html
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. >>