Welcome to Judy Moody Gourds and More

Class Details

All classes are from 9am to 4pm, and are one day only...unless otherwise indicated.  Classes include gourds, all materials, and some shared class tools.  Bring your own tools if you have them.  Wear old clothes/apron and bring a sack lunch.  Call or email to register.

Directions and Contact Info

 14944 W. Walking Stick Way
Surprise, Az.  85374
(623) 261-2340

Winter gourd classes

Beginning Tool Classes (27 Oct.) $55

 This  class is an introduction...or reminder of how to cut, clean, transfer  patterns, wood burn, carve, dye and finish gourds.  Bring tools  (Dremel-carver, wood burner, and gourd saw if you have them).  I will share mine if you don't. ***This class and/or any other class can be individually scheduled  with 3 or more students.  

Petroglyth Hunting Shield (3 Nov.) $70

A hunting we will go...and bring home a wonderful gourd shield to hang on your wall.  Using the technique of wood burning and wrapping, we will create a unique wall hanging, with the help of leather, arrowheads, and feathers.  Bring: wood burner

"Chubby With An Attitude" (10 Nov.) $65

Still a favorite gourd figure to make...the Chubby provides a good experience of wood burning and painting with ink dyes.  Colorful feathers, agate base, and classy beads adorn this fun friend you won't forget.  Bring: wood burner and heat tool.


Although this mask is small...it speaks BIG design and creativity!  Choose from samples of different designs or make your own face.  We will burn the design, paint it with ink dyes, and then add feathers in an easy and effective way.  Bring:  wood burner and heat tool.

GOURD DRUM (8 Dec.) $65

"March to the rhythm of the drum"...and in this case...it will be your own drum!  We will be burning/carving/dying the gourd and stretching the goat skin top to make a one of a kind rhythm-maker.  Bring:  wood burner and carver.

Tablita Spirit Figure

This tall (18-20") figure wears a "tablita" (headdress) upon his head and is wrapped in a leather coat.  Learn how to use a jigsaw to cut the wooden headdress.  We will wood burn and paint with ink dyes.  Bring:  wood burner and heat tool.

Feathered Mask

You will create a dramatic mask using your choice of size and shape gourd, a variety of feathers, ink dyes and paints.  Basic feathers will be provided, but bring additional ones if desired.   Bring:  wood burner, feathers, other adornments.

Faux Beaded Rosette Bowl

The beading on this gourd looks real...but it isn't.  It's puff paint.  The beaded rosettes are real and ready to be attached.  Bring:  wood burner, heat tool, and gourd saw. .

Pine Needle Bear

A different approach from "coiling on the top" is introduced with this "side coil" technique, and adds to the unique design of this gourd.  Iconic bears march around the ring of gold leaf and completes the artistic piece. Bring:  wood burner, heat tool, and gourd saw.  

Faux Beaded Rosette Bowl

 The  beading on this gourd looks real...but it isn't.  It's puff paint.  The  beaded rosettes are real and ready to be attached.  Bring:  wood  burner, heat tool, and gourd saw. . 

Half Suns Bowl

Need practice burning straight and/or curved lines?  This is a great class for woodburning, painting with ink dyes, & carving...resulting in a beautiful bowl!  Bring dremel, woodburner, heat tool, and gourd saw if you have them. 

Wild and Wooley Chubby

This little spirit figure is full of imagination and creativity.  Come wrap and adorn your Chubby with tremendous trinkets, colorful fibers, and fabulous feathers!  You can never have too much fun!!  Bring: wood burner