WildCraft West: our Portland OR studio opened in March 2016. This 3000 sq ft space is also the showroom & shop of Fieldwork Design & Architecture. WildCraft West offers 4-week evening courses and weekend workshops in contemporary craft skills, traditional textile practices and fresh perspectives on art-school classics. If you’d like to stop by the studio, please do so on weekends between 11am-3pm.
WildCraft West 601 SE Hawthorne Blvd Portland, OR
Classes at Portland Studio:
Adirondack Pack-Basket Weaving (Oct)
Saturday October 24, 2020 - Sunday October 25, 2020
Learn to weaving an Adirondack pack-basket in this 2-day intensive.
Basket Weaving: Natural Material Fiber Exploration
Saturday October 31, 2020 - Sunday November 01, 2020
Explore structural design and weaving techniques to create unique, personalized baskets with a wide variety of plant materials.
Big Baskets: Weaving with Reed (Nov)
Saturday November 07, 2020 - Sunday November 08, 2020
Explore structural design and plaited weaving techniques to create unique, large baskets.
Sculptural Crochet: Lichen Forms
Saturday November 07, 2020
In this workshop, students will learn the basic stitches and techniques of crochet and begin creating a wall-hanging inspired by PNW lichen.
Contemporary Hand Quilting
Sunday November 08, 2020
Students will design and hand sew their own contemporary quilted piece, but don’t let your mind stop at quilt squares!
Introduction to Papercutting
Saturday November 14, 2020
Learn how to prepare natural pigments and plant materials for botanical ink-making.
Screen Printing with Natural Dyes
Sunday November 15, 2020
Join us for a full-day intensive focused on the art of printing with natural dyes.
Winter Color: Natural Dyes of Portland
Saturday November 21, 2020
This workshop leads students through all the steps of dying with fresh and dried plants, with a special focus on flowers, berries and roots.
Woven Leather Baskets (Nov)
Sunday November 22, 2020
Students will learn how to transform leather into beautiful usable objects through measuring and cutting strips to weave together into a 3D form!
Winter Wreath Making
Saturday November 28, 2020
This workshop goes beyond the basics of wreath construction, to share the art of thoughtful and sustainable design with farmer and florist Chelsea Willis.
Swedish Dala Horse Carving
Sunday November 29, 2020
In this seasonal workshop, students will learn Scandinavian flat-plane figure carving techniques as we work on our own dala-inspired horses.