Craft

Wooden Spoon Carving

Saturday June 03, 2017

Students will learn how to select an ideal wood for carving, how to use simple…


Adirondack Pack-Basket Weaving (June Session)

Saturday June 03, 2017

An Adirondack Style Pack Basket is a truly functional piece of basketry: a treasure…


Willow Gathering Basket

Saturday July 15, 2017

In this hands-on workshop, students will learn the basic process and technique…


Collecting Colors of Place: Mineral Harvest for Painters & Potters

Saturday July 22, 2017

Painters! Are you curious about harvesing your own minerals to create uniquely…


Wooden Spoon Carving

Saturday September 09, 2017

Students will learn how to select an ideal wood for carving, how to use simple…


Naturally Dyed Leather

Saturday September 09, 2017

Learn to create your own hand sewn and hand dyed leather wallet, change purse,…


Natural Paintmaking: Watercolor

Saturday September 16, 2017

Transform earth…


Leather Craft 101

Saturday October 07, 2017

This one-day class will introduce beginning leather craft techniques.…


Scandinavian Knife Making

Saturday October 14, 2017

Make a Scandinavian knife with knife maker Jeremy Thomas, owner of Sasha Wilderness…


Build It: Weaving Tools

Sunday October 22, 2017

Create your own weaving tools from select hardwoods in this 1-day workshop focusing…


Natural Paintmaking: Oil & Egg Tempera

Saturday October 28, 2017

Learn the art of traditional oil & egg tempera paint-making, using…


Past Craft classes

Adirondack Pack-Basket Weaving

Saturday March 18, 2017

An Adirondack Style Pack Basket is a truly functional piece of basketry: a treasure…


Adirondack Pack-Basket Weaving

Date: Saturday March 18, 2017 - Sunday March 19, 2017

An Adirondack Style Pack Basket is a truly functional piece of basketry: a treasure you will use for years! Join us in this all-levels class for an excellent introduction to weaving, led by Cassie Faggion. On the first day, students will weave the basket, experimenting with naturally-dyed rattan, and on the second day, the group will finish the rim and attach the straps. You will leave with a gorgeous, sturdy pack basket, ideal for harvesting, hiking, and camping!

Bone Tools & Utensils

Saturday April 08, 2017

Whatever your craft is, it probably needs a bone tool. Bone is a resilient material…


Bone Tools & Utensils

Date: Saturday April 08, 2017

Whatever your craft is, it probably needs a bone tool. Bone is a resilient material that can be carved and shaped to make functional yet beautiful tools. Crochet hooks, knitting needles, folders, spatulas, spoons, buttons, and burnishers are all possibilities in this class. We will learn how to source, prepare, and select bones, and learn about the different qualities bone can have for specific tool functions.

Botanical Inks for Painting & Drawing

Saturday May 06, 2017

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


Botanical Inks for Painting & Drawing

Date: Saturday May 06, 2017

Learn how to grind and prepare natural pigments and plant materials for ink-making. We will discuss many different types of solid pigments and plant-derived substances that can be ground and mixed with different mediums to create inks for painting, drawing, and calligraphy. We also will learn to cut feather quills to make traditional and functional drawing tools. Students will leave with several shades of inks, as well as a quill pen.  

Huarache Sandals

Saturday April 22, 2017

Learn to make traditional footwear of the Desert Southwest and Central America.…


Huarache Sandals

Date: Saturday April 22, 2017

Learn to make traditional footwear of the Desert Southwest and Central America. Each student will make a custom pair of simple, functional huarache sandals, using a design that has been tried and tested for thousands of years. Students will explore form and fit, learning basic leather-working skills.

Scandinavian Knife Making

Saturday March 11, 2017

Make a Scandinavian knife with knife maker Jeremy Thomas, owner of Sasha Wilderness…


Scandinavian Knife Making

Date: Saturday March 11, 2017 - Sunday March 12, 2017

Make a Scandinavian knife with knife maker Jeremy Thomas, owner of Sasha Wilderness Living Tools. We will be shaping and fitting handles to razor sharp knife blades, then forming and stitching a leather sheath in a traditional style to keep you and your knife safe. This two-day class will involve intensive wood carving and leatherwork.

Wild Color: Making Natural Pigments

Saturday March 11, 2017

During this workshop we will look at the various types of mineral materials that…


Wild Color: Making Natural Pigments

Date: Saturday March 11, 2017

During this workshop we will look at the various types of mineral materials that have been collected by Scott Sutton during his explorations in Oregon and Washington. Participants will have hands-on experience in processing minerals into pigments, as well as mixing them with various types of binders to make paint. Students will leave with paint samples, as well as recipes to make at home.