Calendar

Summer Color: Natural Dyes of Portland

Saturday June 30, 2018

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

Hungarian Written Embroidery

Saturday June 30, 2018

In this class you will learn the basic stitches of Hungarian written embroidery, a folk style that originated in Transylvania, Romania in the late 18th Century.

Flax to Linen: Willamette Valley Fiber & Spinning

Sunday July 08, 2018

Tour a Willamette Valley flax farm, and learn how to process this ancient material into usable fiber.

Sweetgrass Harvest

Saturday July 14, 2018

Learn how to identify, traditionally gather and prepare Coastal Sweetgrass Sedge for weaving.

Intro to Metals I: Bangles & Bands

Saturday July 21, 2018

Curious about metalsmithing? Interested in designing and making your own jewelry? This workshop guides students through basic metalsmithing techniques.

Vibrant Valley Fresh Indigo Dye

Saturday July 28, 2018

The ladies behind Vibrant Valley Farm have spent the past 2 years studying, testing and growing indigo, with the goal of bringing a piece of traditional Japanese...

Intro to Metals 2: Earrings

Saturday August 11, 2018

Dive into jewelry-making with this 1-day workshop, focused on metalsmithing techniques and custom design.

Medicine Making on the Farm

Saturday August 11, 2018

We will be making herbal medicines including a yarrow hydrosol on our copper alembic still, as well as tinctures and flower essences from plants harvested from the farm with a focus on Whole Health Vitality!

Wasco Weaving: Flat Twined Sally Bag

Saturday August 18, 2018 - Sunday August 19, 2018

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

Natural Dyes for Beginners

Saturday September 08, 2018

Learning the process of natural dyeing may seem like a daunting prospect, and after fielding numerous requests over the years from textile-newbies, we finally created a 1-day workshop suited for...

NW Native Cedar Weaving: Storage Basket

Saturday September 08, 2018 - Sunday September 09, 2018

This workshop, led by Warm Springs Elder, and nationally recognized weaver, Pat Courtney Gold, will guide students through the process of weaving a cedar storage basket.

Natural Perfumery

Saturday September 08, 2018 - Sunday September 09, 2018

This class will offer an introduction into the art of natural perfumery.

Weekend Weaving Intensive

Friday September 14, 2018 - Sunday September 16, 2018

In this weekend intensive, you will learn how to the basics of weaving on a table-top rigid heddle loom.

Wooden Spoon Carving

Saturday September 15, 2018

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

Natural Paintmaking: Watercolor

Sunday September 16, 2018

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

Love Your Face: Herbal Beauty

Sunday September 16, 2018

Learn how to make herbal face care products including face masks, honey facial scrub, eye cream, inflammation reducers and antioxidant facial lotion.

Kalapuya Basket Weaving (sept)

Saturday September 22, 2018

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 (sept 22)

Saturday September 22, 2018

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

Silk Painting

Saturday September 22, 2018 - Sunday September 23, 2018

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

Coastal Mushroom Forage (sept 23)

Sunday September 23, 2018

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

Intermediate Jewelry Techniques: Hinged Cuff Bracelet

Sunday September 23, 2018

Students will learn how to create tab-settings and hinges, leaving with a large, hinged cuff-bracelet, pendant or earrings.

Flower Farm Dyes: Natural Dyeing on Sauvie Island

Sunday September 23, 2018

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

Aromatic Immersion: Natural Perfumery, Distillation, and Aromatherapy

Tuesday September 25, 2018 - Tuesday October 30, 2018

This 6-week series offers an intensive introduction into the world of natural aromatics and essential oils.

Textile Marbling

Saturday September 29, 2018

This one-day workshop will begin with a short lecture on necessary preparation steps for marbling fabric, including material tips, fabric treatment, and a demonstration on mixing a methocel-based marbling gel.

Waterfall Series: Clackamas River Expedition

Sunday September 30, 2018

This excursion will consist primarily of on-trail hiking, with minimal scrambling.

Botanical Cyanotype Printing

Sunday September 30, 2018

This workshop focuses on relationship between Cyanotype, photography and botanical artwork.

Winemaking at AniChe Cellars

Saturday October 06, 2018

Spend the day perched on a mountain overlooking the Columbia River, immersed in wine, from tasting to making.

Fall Mushroom Forage

Saturday October 06, 2018

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

Fall Color: Natural Dyes of the Columbia River Gorge

Sunday October 07, 2018

This 1-day workshop introduces beginning and experienced natural dyers to the native and invasive dye plants of the Columbia Gorge.

Experimental Surface Design

Sunday October 07, 2018

Pattern, print, texture, color: this class is an investigation into playful techniques for surface design on textiles.

Wooden Spoon Carving

Saturday October 13, 2018

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

NW Plant Perfumery: Scents of Place

Saturday October 13, 2018

This class will focus on the use of Northwest harvested aromatic plants in the creation of medicinal natural perfumes.

Waterfall Series: Coast Range Expedition

Sunday October 14, 2018

This outing will take you off trail through rugged terrain to visit multiple, large waterfalls.

Katazome Indigo Resist

Saturday October 20, 2018 - Sunday October 21, 2018

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

Columbia Plateau Twined Rattle-Lid Basket

Saturday October 20, 2018 - Sunday October 21, 2018

This class will use traditional plant fibers: tule, cattail leaves, sedge grass and cedar, to create a Plateau-style basket with a twined rattle “hat” (lid).

Mt. St. Helens Mushroom Forage

Sunday October 21, 2018

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

Intro to Jewelry: Hand-Carved & Cast Rings

Sunday October 21, 2018

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

Mushroom Weekend at Suttle Lodge

Friday October 26, 2018 - Saturday October 27, 2018

Join Rachel Zoller for a weekend of mycology and mushroom hunting at Suttle Lodge!

Weekend Weaving Intensive

Friday October 26, 2018 - Sunday October 28, 2018

In this weekend intensive, you will learn how to the basics of weaving on a table-top rigid heddle loom.

Natural Paintmaking: Oil & Egg Tempera

Saturday October 27, 2018

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.

Sweet, Sweet Fall Medicine

Saturday October 27, 2018

Join us for a day of exploration as we discover honey for topical use from cosmetic to wound healing, pre-biotic support for gut health, sleep assistance and more!

Leather Craft 101

Sunday October 28, 2018

This one-day class will introduce beginning leather craft techniques

The Art of Mending

Sunday October 28, 2018

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

Matsutake Mushroom Forage!

Saturday November 03, 2018

We're on the hunt for late fall mushrooms, including the prized MATSUTAKE!

Metalsmithing & Design: Personal Talisman

Saturday November 03, 2018 - Sunday November 04, 2018

This 2-day class in an opportunity to create a talisman, using personal imagery and symbols, while developing stronger design and metalsmithing skills.

Big Baskets- Weaving with Rattan Reed

Saturday November 03, 2018 - Sunday November 04, 2018

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

Columbia Plateau Cross Warp Basket

Saturday November 03, 2018

This class will use traditional plant fibers: tule, cattail leaves, sedge grass and burr reed, to create a round graceful cross warp basket approximately 5 inch diameter and 7 in tall.

Experimental Weaving

Sunday November 04, 2018

This class is a lab for exploration and sampling, using unconventional materials to push traditional woven construction techniques.

Kalapuya Basket Weaving (nov)

Saturday November 10, 2018

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

Large-Scale Felted Vessels

Saturday November 10, 2018 - Sunday November 11, 2018

Learn the ancient art of felted, and leave with a large-scale felted vessel.

Home Health for the Whole Family

Sunday November 11, 2018

Parents and kids alike will get their hands dirty making potions, elixirs, and the famous "bunny dropping" cough drops.

Winter Color: Natural Dyes of Portland

Saturday November 17, 2018

From harvest and plant ID, to preparing fibers: this workshop leads students through all the steps of dying with fresh and dried plants, with a special focus on flowers, berries, trees and roots that commonly grow in Portland.

Winter Incense: Perfuming the Dark Season

Sunday November 18, 2018

Students create signature incense blends as we explore the lost perfume of the ancients.