White Salmon Studio

WildCraft began in our rural studio in the summer of 2013. The goal was to create a space where interdisciplinary practices can live side by side, informing and expanding the approach to each study. Our classes and teachers embody this goal, by bringing nature to studio work, aesthetics to the garden, and design-thinking to all projects. Through this integrated curriculum, we hope to dissolve the divisions that exist between art and everyday life.

Our White Salmon studio offers weekend workshops in herbal medicine and land-based skills. We use this studio as a starting place for many of our foraging workshops, wildflower walks and place-based expeditions. This studio is located on a 5 acre residential property located in the hills above White Salmon, WA. We do have neighbors, and we ask that you respect the privacy of those living on the property. The studio is not open for unannounced drop-ins. If you’d like to visit the studio, please email us first!

Classes at White Salmon Studio:

Columbia Plateau Beadwork

Saturday April 01, 2017 - Sunday April 02, 2017

Join Brigette for discussion and teaching of Columbia Plateau beadwork, including a history of local beadwork, and creation of a beaded piece.

Textile Screenprinting with Natural Dyes

Saturday April 08, 2017 - Sunday April 09, 2017

Learn how to screenprint patterns on textiles using natural dyes.

Indigo & Shibori

Saturday April 15, 2017

Learn a brief history of indigo dye, how to extract color and potency from the dye bath, and several surface design & patterning techniques.

Folklore of Flowers

Saturday April 22, 2017

Join Liz Migliorelli of Sister Spinster in discussing flower folklore, ancient flower spells, and ways in which we can use flowers as medicinal remedies.

Healing the Heart with Herbal Allies

Sunday April 23, 2017

This workshop will be focused on herbal allies that can assist us in taking powerful action toward healing our heart and treating shock and trauma.

Natural Dyes of the Columbia River Gorge

Saturday May 06, 2017

This workshop explores the rich and unusual dye plants of the Columbia Gorge: students learn to harvest, process and create natural dyes for textiles.

Tending our Wild Hearts: Rose, Strawberry and Hawthorn Medicine

Saturday May 13, 2017

Harvest walk, medicine making and exploration into the rich cultural and spiritual traditions of wild strawberry, rose and hawthorne.

Adirondack Pack-Basket Weaving (June Session)

Saturday June 03, 2017 - Sunday June 04, 2017

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

Herbal Wines, Cordials & Elixirs

Saturday June 10, 2017

This class will explore the history of herbal brewing and an introduction to basic herbal winemaking principles.

Indigo & Shibori (June Session)

Saturday June 17, 2017

Learn a brief history of indigo dye, how to extract color and potency from the dye bath, and several surface design & patterning techniques.

Healing Herbal Oils, Salves, Poultices and Balms

Saturday June 24, 2017

Together, students will learn about some powerful plants and medicine making using plants like Violet, Comfrey, Plantain, and Saint John’s Wort