Dipper Gourd Fun

Skill Level


Required Skills:

  • No prior experience required.

Class Schedule

4 Hours

  • Thursday, March 14, 1:00 pm


Students will choose from a variety of dipper gourds (none are alike). Some of the gourds will be pre-dyed, others left natural. The center of the "dipper" will be pre-cut for a "dream catcher". Other areas of the twisted handle we will be drilling for weaving. We will weave at least one "off loom" weaving on the twisted handle.


Registration Fee $30
Materials Fee $0

Materials Fee includes: All supplies are included in the registration fee.

Students to Bring

  • Scissors

Instructor Bio

Fonda Haddad currently lives in Mims, FL. She is a fourth generation Floridian who has been a fiber artist since the 1980’s when she was one of a group of artists who had studios at Upstairs Downtown in historic downtown Titusville. She specialized in batik clothing and textiles. Wanting to be more three dimensional, Fonda explored ceramics, baskets and finally gourds. Her gourds often incorporate basketry techniques as well as carving and wood burning. She has taught gourd crafting and basketry at John C. Campbell folk school for the last 18 years.

Fonda has a Masters in Visual Arts Education and taught in Brevard public school from kindergarten through college. She works in her studio creating artwork for The Downtown Gallery (Titusville) and enters several shows a year including the Fall Festival at JC Campbell Folk School.


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