The Wildling Museum of Art & Nature will host a gourd art workshop on Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The class will be taught by Kathy Badrak.

In this workshop, participants will create a colorful gourd bowl with a seagrass or a vine rim. Several other rim finishes such as jute, grapevine and other natural materials will be shared with the students. This class is suitable for any level of experience with techniques and/or materials. The students should be able to finish their gourd bowl during the class. Students will be furnished with an approximate 6 – 7 inch diameter gourd.  Each gourd will have been cut, cleaned and will be class ready. Class size is a max of 12 students and the minimum of 4. Appropriate for 16 years old and above.

Badrak loves harvesting and preparing different, local, natural materials.  She loves their colors, varieties, and textures. Intertwined with her gourd art she also makes basket weaving and a stained-glass artwork. She brings to her art, the natural fibers and weaving techniques and the vibrant colors and lines from her stained-glass work. Kathy is a member of the Lompoc Valley Art Association, California Gourd Society and the American Gourd Society. Her work has been sold through art galleries, commission work, and shows in California. She has won numerous awards in juried shows and has been the featured artist for the Cypress Gallery.

To register, visit, stop in at the Wildling, or call 805-686-8315.