Disney Imagineer to teach Bellingham pumpkin-sculpting class

Pumpkins at Joe's Garden in Bellingham on Sept. 16, 2014.
Pumpkins at Joe's Garden in Bellingham on Sept. 16, 2014. The Bellingham Herald

Get into the Halloween spirit early with a pair of classes at The Foundry Makerspace, including a pumpkin-sculpting workshop with internationally famed puppeteer, artist and Disney Imagineer Terri Hardin.

Hardin is sure to take pumpkin-carving fans past the simple jack-o-lantern with triangular eyes and nose and a jagged smile, said Makerspace founder Mary Elliott Keane.

“She’s extremely accomplished,” Keane said. “She is terrific. She can help someone who feels like they’re not creative at all.”

Keane knows Hardin through an unrelated business venture, and Hardin — who’s been on “Ellen” and worked on films such as “Men In Black” — agreed to teach the local class. BelleWood Acres is providing the pumpkins. Watch her sculpt a monster pumpkin in a YouTube video.

Registration is limited for the class at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, at The Foundry, 1515 N. Forest St. Cost is $35 for Foundry members and $50 for nonmembers. Some 20 spaces remained this week.

Also featured at The Foundry this month is a Day of the Dead Skull Decorating Workshop from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at The Foundry. Papier mâché and sugar skulls will be provided.

For more information, go online to bellinghamfoundry.com or call 360- 296-9825.

Reach Robert Mittendorf at 360-756-2805 or robert.mittendorf@bellinghamherald.com. Tweeting @goMittygo.