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PAST CLASSES

Build Your Own Angled Bookshelf

Build Your Own Angled Bookshelf

With Katherine Edmonds

Willow Basketry

Willow Basketry

With Margaret Mathewson Learn the basics of willow work in a series of simple styles using local colorful willows.

Build Your Own Earth Oven: Learn to Makes a Traditional Wood-Fired Masonry Oven for Bread, Pizza, an

Build Your Own Earth Oven: Learn to Makes a Traditional Wood-Fired Masonry Oven for Bread, Pizza, an

With Kiko Denzer Earth OVENS are easy as mud pies, and perform exactly like commercial models costing thousands. Cook pizza in as little as 90 seconds; then bread, meat, fish, vegetables, casseroles, soups, & stew; desserts, steamed bread, rice pudding; then dry fruit, firewood, or wet shoes! Insulated ovens can cook all day on one firing, and the fire transforms clay-earth into brick. We will build a full-size oven, a mini oven, and the fires to heat them up!

Wild Seeds

Wild Seeds

with Emily Wittkop Students will learn the basics of seed saving from start to finish. The lesson will begin with a plant ID walk, where we will discuss when to harvest and ethical collection practices. We will then work on various seed cleaning techniques for a variety of wild plant species.

Bilingual Birding

Bilingual Birding

with Marcia Snyder and Tyler Wilson This class is a morning bird walk along the Willamette River. All ages and abilities are welcome. We will focus on enjoyment of watching birds and their behavior in addition to identification. We hope that people will walk away with more of an appreciation and familiarity with their local birds. Hispanohablantes Bienvenidos.

Hands with Clay

Hands with Clay

with Teiya Inokuma An exploration of the material from dear earth: clay. This four part series is an invitation for curiosity, a dance of our hands/bodies/experiences with clay and listening. Beginner to Advanced welcome, no experience necessary.

Spoon Carving

Spoon Carving

with Rose Holdorf Students will learn how to split freshly cut logs, process the wood into blanks with an axe and saw, and practice several traditional carving grips with a carving and hook knife to whittle their own, handmade spoon. All tools, including safety gloves, will be provided in the class, and students will take home a finishing kit so their spoon is kitchen-ready.

Build and Weave: Make a Woven Rag Rug

Build and Weave: Make a Woven Rag Rug

With Sarah Edwardsson & Barry Glassman In this two day class, students not only learn to weave a rug on a twining frame loom, they learn to build the loom itself! On day one, students will practice basic woodworking skills to measure, cut, and assemble their loom. On the second day, students will warp their new loom and weave a rug using recycled fibers.

Basketry for Kids

Basketry for Kids

Marta Caprilles

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