Calendar

Beginning Weaving (June Session)

Thursday June 01, 2017 - Thursday June 22, 2017

In this 4-week course students will learn how to weave on a table-top rigid heddle loom.

Wooden Spoon Carving

Saturday June 03, 2017

Learn how to select an ideal wood for carving, how to use simple hand-carving tools to create a handsome and useful spoon.

Adirondack Pack-Basket Weaving (June Session)

Saturday June 03, 2017 - Sunday June 04, 2017

Learn to weaving an Adirondack pack-basket in this 2-day intensive.

The Art of Mending (June Session)

Saturday June 03, 2017

Extend the life of your clothing, while creating functional art and building vital and utilitarian sewing skills.

Herbal Wines, Cordials & Elixirs

Saturday June 10, 2017

This class will explore the history of herbal brewing and an introduction to basic herbal winemaking principles.

Medicine of the NW Coast

Saturday June 10, 2017 - Sunday June 11, 2017

Students will spend time in the forest learning about plant ecology and botany, wild harvesting and medicine-making.

Intermediate Coast Salish Weaving

Saturday June 10, 2017 - Sunday June 11, 2017

This 2-day workshop teaches the advanced Coast Salish twined weave style, found in both everyday and ceremonial clothing.

Northwest Plateau “V” Tule Basket

Saturday June 10, 2017

Students will work with tule warps and Z-twine, split cattail leaves, learning various rim endings, ideal for those who have taken a basket weaving class.

Marbled Textiles

Saturday June 17, 2017

Marbled Textiles explores organic patterns, and surface design through a painterly, free-form textile technique.

Indigo & Shibori (June Session)

Saturday June 17, 2017

Learn a brief history of indigo dye, how to extract color and potency from the dye bath, and several surface design & patterning techniques.

Healing Herbal Oils, Salves, Poultices and Balms

Saturday June 24, 2017

Together, students will learn about some powerful plants and medicine making using plants like Violet, Comfrey, Plantain, and Saint John’s Wort

Women’s Rockhounding Camp & Ramble Desert Edition

Saturday June 24, 2017 - Sunday June 25, 2017

A rockhounding & camping expedition in the wilds of Eastern Oregon.

Willow Gathering Basket

Saturday July 15, 2017 - Sunday July 16, 2017

Learn to weave a medium sized willow basket in this 2-day intensive.

Coastal Dye Plants & Campout

Saturday July 15, 2017 - Sunday July 16, 2017

Students will learn to extract dye from plants, trees, flowers and weeds found along the roadsides, edges of beaches and nature preserves around Tillamook and Netarts Bay.

Coastal Dye Plants & Campout

Saturday July 15, 2017 - Sunday July 16, 2017

Students will learn to extract dye from plants, trees, flowers and weeds found along the roadsides, edges of beaches and nature preserves around Tillamook and Netarts Bay.

Bedouin Weaving from Israel and Beyond

Thursday July 20, 2017 - Sunday July 23, 2017

The ancient art of Bedouin weaving remains to this day, an indigenous process of making peace and renewing the world.

Collecting Colors of Place: Mineral Harvest for Painters & Potters

Saturday July 22, 2017 - Sunday July 23, 2017

An expedition into Central Oregon, focusing on identifying and harvesting materials that can be used as pigments for making paint or as clay sand glaze for pottery.

Collecting Colors of Place: Mineral Harvest for Painters & Potters

Saturday July 22, 2017 - Sunday July 23, 2017

An expedition into Central Oregon, focusing on identifying and harvesting materials that can be used as pigments for making paint or as clay sand glaze for pottery.

Huckleberry, Cedar & Sweetgrass: Weave & Harvest

Saturday August 05, 2017 - Sunday August 06, 2017

A weekend exploring Native basketry, ethnobotany and sustainable wild foods harvest, led by Grand Ronde Tribal Member, Steph Wood.

Huckleberry, Cedar & Sweetgrass: Weave & Harvest

Saturday August 05, 2017 - Sunday August 06, 2017

A weekend exploring Native basketry, ethnobotany and sustainable wild foods harvest, led by Grand Ronde Tribal Member, Steph Wood.

Women’s Rockhounding Camp & Ramble Coastal Edition

Saturday August 12, 2017 - Sunday August 13, 2017

A rockhounding & camping expedition along the Northern Oregon Coast.

Hot Spring Rockhounding Ramble: Yosemite to Death Valley

Friday September 08, 2017 - Monday September 11, 2017

A 4-day rockhounding & camping expedition in the wild outback of the Eastern Sierra Nevada

Wooden Spoon Carving

Saturday September 09, 2017

Learn how to select an ideal wood for carving, how to use simple hand-carving tools to create a handsome and useful spoon.

Naturally Dyed Leather

Saturday September 09, 2017 - Sunday September 10, 2017

Learn techniques for using natural dyes with leather!

Building a Practice: Weaving as Contemporary Expression

Monday September 11, 2017 - Monday October 23, 2017

6-week critique seminar program designed to facilitate artistic growth through lectures, critiques, studio visits, work-time and the dedicated group support.

Natural Paintmaking: Watercolor

Saturday September 16, 2017

Participants will have hands-on experience in processing minerals into pigments, and combining binders to create natural watercolor paints.

Textile Block Printing For Illustrators & Designers

Saturday September 16, 2017

This workshop is dedicated to students who have an active drawing/design practice, who want to learn to transform their unique imagery into printed fabric.

Columbia Plateau Cedar Bark Basket

Saturday September 16, 2017

In this 1-day class, students will measure and cut Western Red Cedar, learning to make their own folded gathering basket.

Kalapuya Basket Weaving

Saturday September 23, 2017

Students will spend the day learning how to process Western Red Cedar bark, prepare it for weaving, weave a medium sized basket.

Coastal Mushroom Forage

Saturday September 23, 2017

Spend a day in the coastal forests of the Cascade Range, learning to ID & forage for edible mushrooms.

Sculptural Embroidery

Saturday September 23, 2017

Learn to create sculptural embroidery and textural stitches such as bullion knots, woven picot, and shisha in this 1day intensive with 3 bonus studio hours

Flower Farm Dyes: Natural Dyeing on Sauvie Island

Saturday September 30, 2017

For plant-dye enthusiasts! Students will be working on-site at Vibrant Valley Farm to harvest, process and dye with flowers on cotton, wool and silk fiber

Snow Peak Fiber Mill & Arm Knitting

Saturday September 30, 2017 - Sunday October 01, 2017

See the inner-workings of Snow Peak Fiber Mill on a custom tour, followed by a studio day working with luxurious merino wool to arm-knit a rug or throw

Leather Craft 101

Saturday October 07, 2017

This one-day class will introduce beginning leather craft techniques

The Art of Mending

Saturday October 07, 2017

Extend the life of your clothing, while creating functional art and building vital and utilitarian sewing skills.

Fall Mushroom Forage

Saturday October 14, 2017

Spend a day in the autumn forests of the Columbia Gorge and participate in Mother Nature’s treasure hunt, looking for mushrooms.

Scandinavian Knife Making

Saturday October 14, 2017 - Sunday October 15, 2017

Make a Scandinavian knife with knife maker Jeremy Thomas, owner of Sasha Wilderness Living Tools.

Silk Painting

Saturday October 14, 2017 - Sunday October 15, 2017

Learn to paint on lustrous silk fabric with your own hand drawn designs. Gutta resist and all natural plant based dyes will be used in this 2-day intensive

Beginning Weaving

Wednesday October 18, 2017 - Wednesday November 08, 2017

Learn how to weave on a table-top rigid heddle loom, in this introductory weaving course.

Textile Screenprinting with Natural Dyes

Saturday October 21, 2017 - Sunday October 22, 2017

Learn how to screenprint patterns on textiles using natural dyes.

Columbia Plateau Beadwork

Saturday October 21, 2017 - Sunday October 22, 2017

Join Brigette for discussion and teaching of Columbia Plateau beadwork, including a history of local beadwork, and creation of a beaded piece.

Build It: Weaving Tools

Sunday October 22, 2017

Create your own weaving tools from select hardwoods in this 1-day workshop focusing on tapestry beaters/combs, shuttles and bobbins

Natural Paintmaking: Oil & Egg Tempera

Saturday October 28, 2017

Participants will have hands-on experience in processing minerals into pigments, as well as mixing them with various types of binders to make oil paint.

Beginning Embroidery: Folk Sampler

Saturday October 28, 2017

In this one-day workshop, students will learn a variety of basic and advanced embroidery stitches to complete a unique embroidered sampler.

Root to Flower: Natural Dye Intensive

Sunday October 29, 2017


Stinging Nettle Gather & Cordage Making

Saturday November 04, 2017 - Sunday November 05, 2017

Harvest and process nettle into cordage, using techniques and traditions preserved by NW Native artists.

Bauhaus Block Printing for Textiles

Saturday November 04, 2017 - Sunday November 05, 2017

Drawing inspiration from the history of Bauhaus Textiles, students will be introduced to repeat block-printing using a geometric and structured approach.

Winter Color: Natural Dyes of Portland

Saturday November 11, 2017

Learn to extract natural dyes for textiles from plants, barks, flowers, and weeds found along the roadsides and in garden plots throughout the city.

Wasco Weaving: Flat Twined Sally Bag

Saturday November 11, 2017 - Sunday November 12, 2017

The 2-day class will focus on Wasco-style weaving techniques and patterned design work, teaching a Native art of the Columbia Plateau.

Ikat Weaving

Wednesday November 15, 2017 - Wednesday December 06, 2017

This class will cover warping, creating an image-based design, tapestry weaving techniques, weft shading, and finishing techniques.

Advanced Kalapuya Basket Weaving

Saturday November 18, 2017 - Sunday November 19, 2017

Spend the day learning how to process Western Red Cedar bark, prepare it for weaving, weave a medium sized basket, learn four different weaving techniques.