Participants started with clean hard-shelled gourds with pre-cut holes that were perfect for wrens, chickadees, tree swallows and other small songbirds. The class covered how to grow, dry and clean gourds. Everyone got to personalize their gourd by choosing paint or stain, color and decoration.
Whether you are just discovering your creative spirit or you’ve been creating for years, the Ijams Creative Series provides a fun and casual way to learn new skills.
This Saturday, May 9 at 1 p.m., Jackie's workshop will showcase basket making, one of the most widespread crafts in human history. Join her as she demonstrates the skills and techniques involved in creating one-of-a-kind baskets. The fee for this program is $20 per person; payment is due at the time of registration. Please call (865) 577-4717, ext. 13o to register.