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Thunder Gourd, CLASS FULL

  • Back Door Studio, Current Gallery

Service Description

Pop-up class: Thunder Gourds Date: May 18, 2022 Time: 10 am to 3 pm Location: Joan Arens, 14585 Arndt Rd, Aurora, OR 97002, USA Instructor: Gary Zumwalt Supplies to bring: • Precut bottle gourd or similar gourd with bottom opened and cleaned out. Suggest a tall gourd if possible. Set your gourd in a cottage cheese carton, draw a line at the rim, then make a cut. • Woodbuner, optional • Coloring supplies; ink dyes, acrylics, metallic, ink pens and/or alcohol inks. Class Fee: $20, this includes teacher fee and supplies provided which would include the Mylar, spring, glue and leather. Class Description: • Learn to make a Thunder Gourd. So, what is a thunder gourd? It’s basically a hollow gourd with an opening on the bottom for the sound to come out because at the bottom is a drumhead attached with a spring. The vibrations of the spring are absorbed by the drum, and it amplifies the sound inside the gourd. Our teacher will be Gary ZUMWALT, an old friend of Claudia Herber. Gary has taught thunder gourds for years and is a wealth of information and experience. Come prepared to put a simple, attractive design on your gourd. Once that is completed, Gary will take us through the steps to turn our gourds into wonderful sound machines with a hanger. Bring your lunch and drinks. We will be outside on Joan’s deck and hopefully, you’ll need a sun hat! To RSVP, send Claudia a text 949-235-3321 or email

Contact Details

  • McMinnville, Oregon, USA