Calendar

Spring Mushroom Forage (May 9)

Sunday May 09, 2021

Spend a day in the spring forests and participate in Mother Nature’s treasure hunt, looking for mushrooms!

Wasco Weaving: Sally Bag

Sunday May 09, 2021

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

Carving Wooden Wares: 4-Week Intensive

Monday May 10, 2021 - Monday May 31, 2021

Transform a freshly cut log or branch into beautiful hand-carved household utensils, like chopsticks, spreaders, and spoons.

Spring Mushroom Forage (May 15)

Saturday May 15, 2021

Spend a day in the spring forests and participate in Mother Nature’s treasure hunt, looking for mushrooms!

Botanical Watercolor Paint Making

Saturday May 15, 2021 - Sunday May 16, 2021

Weaver & artist, Kayla Power guides students in the art of botanical paint making in 2-day class!

Tufted Wool Rug Weaving

Friday May 21, 2021 - Sunday May 23, 2021

Learn how to weave a sheep-friendly “sheepskin” rug through the technique of tufted wool weaving.

Spring Mushroom Forage (May 22)

Saturday May 22, 2021

Spend a day in the spring forests and participate in Mother Nature’s treasure hunt, looking for mushrooms!

WA Cascade Range Morel Forage

Saturday May 22, 2021

Spend a day in the spring forests and participate in Mother Nature’s treasure hunt, looking for morel mushrooms!

Raku Firing

Saturday May 22, 2021 - Saturday May 22, 2021

East Creek is pleased to host this special 1-day rake firing in collaboration with WildCraft Studio.

Big Baskets: Weaving with Reed (May 22-23)

Saturday May 22, 2021 - Sunday May 23, 2021

Explore structural design and plaited weaving techniques to create unique, large baskets. 

Mt. Adams Mushroom Foray (May 23)

Sunday May 23, 2021

Spend the day learning about mushrooms near Mt. Adams.

Seaweed & Intertidal Edibles (May 29)

Saturday May 29, 2021

Join us for a day at the coast tasting fresh seaweed, preparing mussel dishes and pickling bull kelp.

Spring Mushroom Forage (May 29)

Saturday May 29, 2021

Spend a day in the spring forests and participate in Mother Nature’s treasure hunt, looking for mushrooms!

WA Cascade Range Porcini Forage

Saturday May 29, 2021

Spend a day in the spring forests and participate in Mother Nature’s treasure hunt, looking for porcini mushrooms!

Wet Mounting Collage: Monoprints & Relief Printing

Saturday May 29, 2021 - Sunday May 30, 2021

Students will create original, colorful, textured, layered collages with fine Japanese papers and traditional Japanese wet mounting techniques.

Pack-Basket Weaving (May)

Saturday May 29, 2021 - Sunday May 30, 2021

Learn to weave a pack-basket in this 2-day intensive.

Mt. Hood Mushroom Foray (May 30)

Sunday May 30, 2021

Spend the day learning about mushrooms near the Mt. Hood National Forest.

Contemporary Hand Quilting (June)

Saturday June 05, 2021

Students will design and hand sew their own contemporary quilted piece, but don’t let your mind stop at quilt squares!

Plein Air Painting: Oil & Acrylic (June)

Sunday June 06, 2021 - Sunday June 06, 2021

Plein Air painting is the practice of painting outdoors, in nature, and it is a lovely way to expand your connection to your local environment.

Expressive Line Drawing

Sunday June 06, 2021

Spend a day reconnecting with the spirit and energy of free-form drawing!

Tree Bark Basketry

Saturday June 12, 2021 - Sunday June 13, 2021

In this class we will explore the wonders of harvesting and weaving with the bark of local trees.

Katazome Indigo Resist

Saturday June 12, 2021 - Sunday June 13, 2021

Katazome is a centuries-old Japanese dyeing technique in which artists create a resist paste and apply it to cloth using hand-carved stencils.

Flower Farm Dyes at Sweet Delilah Farm -June

Sunday June 13, 2021

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

Clay & Fire: East Creek Ceramics Retreat

Saturday June 19, 2021 - Sunday June 20, 2021

East Creek is pleased to host this special 2-day ceramics retreat in collaboration with WildCraft Studio.

Textile Marbling (June)

Saturday June 19, 2021

Swirling patterns, organic shapes and natural formations: marbling offers a playful, no-pressure approach to textile surface design.

Flower Farm Watercolor Painting

Sunday June 20, 2021

Students will learn to plan compositions using thumbnail sketches, creating depth and dimension in your paintings to change the mood of your painting.

Family Indigo Dyeing!

Sunday June 20, 2021

Share the creative magic of indigo and part with beautifully dyed and patterned cotton bandanas and samples. Ideal for children over the age of 6.

Hand Carved Pendants

Saturday June 26, 2021

Beginning with a piece of jeweler’s wax, students will learn to carve, melt, drill & saw, forming a custom and uniquely shaped pendant.

Basket Weaving: Natural Material Fiber Exploration

Saturday June 26, 2021 - Sunday June 27, 2021

Explore structural design and weaving techniques to create unique, personalized baskets with a wide variety of plant materials. 

Mixed Media Landscapes

Saturday June 26, 2021

Spend the day immersed in the dramatic and vibrant landscape of the Columbia Gorge, in a mixed-media drawing/painting session guided by Carly Larsson.

Summer Wild Foods of the Coastal Forest (June)

Sunday June 27, 2021

Learn to identify and forage the wild foods found within the Oregon coastal rainforest and gather together to make a forest salad of fresh summer edibles.

Seaweed & Intertidal Edibles (June 27)

Sunday June 27, 2021

Join us for a day at the coast tasting fresh seaweed, preparing mussel dishes and pickling bull kelp.

Wooden Spoon Carving (June)

Sunday June 27, 2021

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

Fresh Leaf Indigo

Saturday July 10, 2021 - Saturday July 10, 2021

Calling all you urban indigo growers! Come play with freshly extracted indigo pigment to paint and print on fabric.

Summer Color: Natural Dyes of Portland (July)

Sunday July 11, 2021

Portland is in full bloom this time of year, and with a bright array of dye plants at our finger-tips to use as natural dyes.

Skin-on-Frame Kayak Building

Monday July 12, 2021 - Sunday July 18, 2021

Students will learn to build a kayak frame using only lashing, mortise and tenons, and wooden pegs: no metal or glue!

Summer Planting for Cool Season Flowers

Saturday July 17, 2021

Join Chelsea Willis to learn about cold hardy blooms, all of which can be planted in the fall to bring on earlier and stronger spring blooms.

Carving Wooden Utensil Sets

Saturday July 17, 2021 - Sunday July 18, 2021

Students will make bespoke utensils in a sturdy canvas utensil holder, while spending the weekend learning traditional greenwood carving techniques!

Beginning Basketry (July)

Sunday July 18, 2021 - Sunday July 18, 2021

In this beginning basketry class, students will explore fundamental plaiting and twining techniques to create a small woven vessel.

Woven Beaded Rings

Saturday July 24, 2021

The workshop will cover simple patterns in traditional flat weave one-bead netting, as well as finishing techniques and material options.

Woven Leather Baskets (July)

Saturday July 24, 2021

Students will learn how to transform leather into beautiful usable objects through measuring and cutting strips to weave together into a 3D form!

Wildflower Identification on Mount Hood

Sunday July 25, 2021

Join us as we explore the wild colors and varieties of the late summer alpine wildflowers on Mount Hood!

Clamming & Coastal Edibles (July 25th)

Sunday July 25, 2021

This class will introduce students to clamming, and foraging edible wild plants that grow close to the ocean and bays.

Crochet Rag Rugs

Sunday July 25, 2021

In this class, Tania will show you how to crochet a circular, oval, or rectangular rug using a big crochet hook and "yarn" made from scrap fabric.

Coastal Color: Natural Dyes of the Oregon Coast

Saturday July 31, 2021

This workshop leads students on a tour of natural colors found in the plants of the Oregon Coast!

Plein Air Painting: Oil & Acrylic (Aug)

Sunday August 01, 2021 - Sunday August 01, 2021

Plein Air painting is the practice of painting outdoors, in nature, and it is a lovely way to expand your connection to your local environment.

Clamming & Coastal Edibles (Aug 22nd)

Sunday August 22, 2021

This class will introduce students to clamming and foraging edible wild plants that grow close to the ocean and bays.

Flower Farm Dyes at Sweet Delilah Farm (Aug)

Saturday August 28, 2021

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