Calendar

Wild Foods of the Coastal Forest

Sunday April 12, 2020

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

Wildflower Identification in White Salmon

Saturday April 18, 2020

Join us as we explore the wild colors and varieties of the late summer alpine wildflowers near White Salmon, Washington!

Moku-hanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printing

Saturday April 18, 2020 - Sunday April 19, 2020

Students will learn the proper use of traditional tools and materials, carving, basic registration, and vocabulary associated with moku-hanga printing.

Bangle Bracelets & Stacking Rings

Sunday April 19, 2020

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

Spring Mushroom Challenge: Morels (April 25)

Saturday April 25, 2020

Spend a spring day foraging for the evasive morel mushroom, and learn about forest indicators that let you know morels might be nearby!

Indigo Patterning: Shibori & Resist Methods

Saturday April 25, 2020

In this class, students will gain in-depth experience in textile patterning with resist methods and traditional Japanese patterning techniques.

Spring Mushroom Challenge: Morels (April 26)

Sunday April 26, 2020

Spend a spring day foraging for the evasive morel mushroom, and learn about forest indicators that let you know morels might be nearby!

Plant Identification in Tryon Creek State Park

Sunday April 26, 2020

This hike is an introduction to native plants found in our local forests such as Oregon Grape, Oso Berry, Douglas Fir, and Pacific Waterleaf.

Textile Marbling (April 26)

Sunday April 26, 2020

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

Spring Mushroom Challenge: Morels (May 2)

Saturday May 02, 2020

Spend a spring day foraging for the evasive morel mushroom, and learn about forest indicators that let you know morels might be nearby!

Clay & Fire: East Creek Ceramics Retreat

Saturday May 02, 2020 - Sunday May 03, 2020

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

Mycology & Color: Mushroom Dyes

Saturday May 02, 2020

WildCraft is pleased to offer this rare chance to explore mushrooms as a source of natural dye.

Spring Mushroom Foray (May 3)

Sunday May 03, 2020

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

Visible Mending: Patching & Darning

Sunday May 03, 2020

WildCraft is pleased to host Nina & Sonya Montenegro of The Far Woods to share mending techniques, including different kinds of patching and darning.

Mussels & Seaweed Harvest (May 9)

Saturday May 09, 2020

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

Spring Mushroom Challenge: Morels (May 9)

Saturday May 09, 2020

Spend a spring day foraging for the evasive morel mushroom, and learn about forest indicators that let you know morels might be nearby!

Mama and Child Natural Dyes!

Saturday May 09, 2020

We’re celebrating the sweetest holiday of the year: Mother’s Day with a super special Mama & Child natural dye class!

Mussels & Seaweed Harvest (May 10)

Sunday May 10, 2020

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

Wooden Spoon Carving

Sunday May 10, 2020

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

Hand Woven Beaded Jewelry (May 10)

Sunday May 10, 2020

Jeweler and artist Sofija Olson of Studio Oma brings us a day of instruction around the tradition and technique of woven beadwork.

Spring Herbal Preparations

Saturday May 16, 2020

This workshop will create herbal preparations, such as cottonwood, nettles, and hawthorn to aid body and mind in the process of waking up and drying out.

Mt. Hood Mushroom Hunt (May 16)

Saturday May 16, 2020

Spend a spring day foraging and learning plant identification on Mt. Hood for morel and porcini mushrooms and their forest plant friends!

Sashiko Japanese Mending

Saturday May 16, 2020

Used for centuries by rural people in Japan to mend and repair clothing, Sashiko evolved into a decorative yet thrifty way to reuse and recycle fabric.

Mt. Hood Mushroom Hunt (May 17)

Sunday May 17, 2020

Spend a spring day foraging and learning plant identification on Mt. Hood for morel and porcini mushrooms and their forest plant friends!

Japanese Natural Dyes

Sunday May 17, 2020

Ai (indigo), beni (safflower), akane (madder), and murasaki (alkanet) are among some of the quintessential Japanese dye plants we will cover in this class.

Post & Rung Stool Building

Friday May 22, 2020 - Sunday May 24, 2020

In this class, students will build a post-and-rung stool out of sustainably harvested Oregon White Oak.

Mountain Mushroom Forage (May 23)

Saturday May 23, 2020

Spend a spring day foraging and learning plant identification near Trout Lake, WA as we follow the mushroom's retreat to higher elevations!

Screen Printing with Natural Dyes

Saturday May 23, 2020

Join us for a full-day intensive focused on the art of printing with natural dyes.

Mountain Mushroom Forage (May 24)

Sunday May 24, 2020

Spend a spring day foraging and learning plant identification near Trout Lake, WA as we follow the mushroom's retreat to higher elevations!

Spring Color: Natural Dyes of Portland

Sunday May 24, 2020

Come explore the hidden dye plants that dot the urban landscape of Portland, Oregon!

Slow Fashion: Overdyeing Your Closet

Saturday May 30, 2020

Learn basic knowledge of common fibers used in apparel, plus a few hand simple sewing techniques you can use to “refresh” pieces in your closet.

Pine Needle Basketry

Saturday May 30, 2020

In this workshop, students will create a small basket using all-natural hemp and pine needles.

Spring Mushroom Foray (May 31)

Sunday May 31, 2020

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

Hand Carved Rings: Wax to Bronze & Silver (May 31)

Sunday May 31, 2020

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

Old Growth Forest Plant Identification & Ecology

Saturday June 06, 2020

The class will focus on the characteristics and ecology of an old growth forest as compared to newer forests.

In-Depth Mordanting for Natural Dyeing

Saturday June 06, 2020

Students will take a deep dive into the world of natural color-modifiers and color-binders known as mordants.

Forests After Fires: Plant Identification, Ecology & History

Sunday June 07, 2020

Join us as we explore the remnants and regrowth after the 2017 Eagle Creek fire, and the unique state of the forest ecosystems.

Blackberry Vine Basketry: Harvesting, Processing, & Weaving

Sunday June 07, 2020 - Sunday June 07, 2020

Students will learn how to harvest, process, and weave Himalayan Blackberry skins for both cordage and basket weaving.

Doug Fir Distillation & Lotion Making

Saturday June 13, 2020

Students will create an anti-inflammatory hydrosol from Doug Fir using a large-scale copper alembic still, and then use this essence to create a lotion!

Adirondack Pack-Basket Weaving (June 13-14)

Saturday June 13, 2020 - Sunday June 14, 2020

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

Experimental Indigo: Shibori & Wax Resists

Saturday June 13, 2020

Learn to create their own plant-based indigo dye vat as well as how to create patterns using wax resist, stitch resist and pole-wrapping techniques.

Hand-Stitched Geometric and Sashiko Patterns

Sunday June 14, 2020

learn the meditative and mindful properties of hand-stitching and how to create patterns improvisationally with sashiko thread and naturally dyed fabric.

From Tree to Table: Cutting Boards, Cheese Boards & Tea Trays

Saturday June 20, 2020 - Sunday June 21, 2020

Learn to make a simple, functional, and handmade cutting board, cheese board, or tea tray straight from the tree.

Batik: Ancient Technique, Contemporary Textiles

Saturday June 20, 2020

The practice of batik is one shared by cultures across the globe, from the Far East to Middle East, Central Asia to India.

Sunstones & Hot Springs: CO-ED Rockhounding Road Trip!

Saturday June 20, 2020 - Monday June 22, 2020

Join us for a CO-ED camping trip & rockhounding expedition in the remote borderlands of Oregon and Nevada!

Urban Botanical Inks

Sunday June 21, 2020

Learn how to prepare natural pigments and plant materials for botanical ink-making.

Clamming & Coastal Edibles (June 27th)

Saturday June 27, 2020

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

Big Baskets: Weaving with Reed & Rattan (Jun 27-28)

Saturday June 27, 2020 - Sunday June 28, 2020

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

Woven Leather Baskets

Saturday June 27, 2020

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

Clamming & Coastal Edibles (June 28th)

Sunday June 28, 2020

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

Summer Color: Natural Dyes of Portland

Sunday June 28, 2020

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.

Surfperch Fishing (July 11)

Saturday July 11, 2020

Students will learn proper rigging, a range of baits, fishing regulations, and most importantly, what to do when you feel that tug on your line!

Big Baskets: Weaving with Reed & Rattan (July 11-12)

Saturday July 11, 2020 - Sunday July 12, 2020

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

Botanical Watercolor at Sweet Delilah Flower Farm

Saturday July 11, 2020

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

Surfperch Fishing (July 12)

Sunday July 12, 2020

Students will learn proper rigging, a range of baits, fishing regulations, and most importantly, what to do when you feel that tug on your line!

Weaving with a Natural Palette

Friday July 17, 2020 - Sunday July 19, 2020

Weaver and textile artist, Kayla Powers, comes to us from Detroit, MI for this 2.5-day Natural Dye + Weaving intensive!

Hand-Drawn Repeats: Pattern Design

Saturday July 25, 2020

Students will explore patterns using different scales, line weights, and a variety of other design elements to achieve one-of-a-kind repeat patterns.

Clamming & Coastal Edibles (July 26th)

Sunday July 26, 2020

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

Botanical Cyanotypes

Sunday July 26, 2020

Harnessing the power of UV light, we will arrange botanical specimens, found objects and photo negatives on various materials to create beautiful prints.

Wildflower Identification on Mount Hood

Saturday August 01, 2020

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

Surfperch Fishing (August 22)

Saturday August 22, 2020

Students will learn proper rigging, a range of baits, fishing regulations, and most importantly, what to do when you feel that tug on your line!

Surfperch Fishing (August 23)

Sunday August 23, 2020

Students will learn proper rigging, a range of baits, fishing regulations, and most importantly, what to do when you feel that tug on your line!

Coastal Wild Berry Jams

Sunday August 30, 2020

This workshop offers students the chance to learn how to preserve the wild summer bounty in the form of low-sugar jams.