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:
Handmade Lotions, Creams and Body Butters
Saturday March 10, 2018
In this workshop, herbalist Talia Hammond will guide us through the ins and outs of emulsions.
NW Plant Perfumery: Scents of Place
Saturday March 17, 2018
This class will focus on the use of Northwest harvested aromatic plants in the creation of medicinal natural perfumes.
Natural Paintmaking: Watercolor
Sunday March 18, 2018
Participants will have hands-on experience in processing minerals into pigments, and combining binders to create natural watercolor paints.
Botanical Cyanotype Printing
Saturday April 07, 2018
This workshop focuses on relationship between Cyanotype, photography and botanical artwork.
Adirondack Pack-Basket Weaving
Saturday April 21, 2018 - Sunday April 22, 2018
Learn to weaving an Adirondack pack-basket in this 2-day intensive.
Spring Medicine Making
Saturday April 28, 2018
It’s time for new growth and a fresh start: and time to supporting the body’s transition from winter hibernation to the active season of spring!
Columbia Gorge Dye Plants
Saturday May 05, 2018
The Eastern edge of the Columbia River Gorge, with its dramatic cliffs, rolling grasslands, and windswept hillsides is barely two hours from Portland, Oregon
The Gorge Fire - A Perfume Tribute
Saturday May 19, 2018
This class will pay homage to the special burned places in the gorge by creating a medicine perfume from the essences of the many aromatic plants that grow there.
Indigo & Shibori
Saturday June 02, 2018
Learn a brief history of indigo dye, how to extract color and potency from the dye bath, and several surface design & patterning techniques.
At Home in the Wild: Camp Pro
Sunday June 03, 2018
Do you dream of getting away from it all and finding your own sacred place in the wilderness?
Summer Medicine Making
Saturday June 16, 2018
Summer is the perfect season for interactive learning on herbs and practices that support healthy gut balance.