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January 2018

Introduction to Carpentry and Power Tools for Women

January 20, 2018 @ 9:30 am - January 21, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Aprovecho,
80574 Hazelton Rd.
Cottage Grove, 97424
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REGISTER AND PAY Saturday and Sunday, January 20th and 21st INSTRUCTOR: Lydia Doleman This women’s only weekend workshop is designed to build basic skills and confidence using power tools via hands on experience on a group project. No experience is necessary, or if you have some skills and want to build on those you are welcome to join in!!!! We will focus on tools such as the circular saw, cordless drill and jig saw and a variety of hand tools. With…

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Willow Basketry

January 27, 2018 @ 9:30 am - January 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Aprovecho,
80574 Hazelton Rd.
Cottage Grove, 97424
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REGISTER AND PAY Saturday and Sunday, January 27th and 28th INSTRUCTOR: Rob Miller Basketry is a timeless art of elegance, simplicity and practicality. Join us for 2 days as we slow down into Nature’s rhythm, practicing the weaves of our ancestors. You will create a medium-sized handled basket from willow, usable for harvest, shopping, storage, laundry and more.You’ll go home with a beautiful and useful basket you can be proud of. Sign up early as this class is popular and limited…

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February 2018

Living with the Forest: An Ecocultural Land Stewardship Intensive

February 8, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - February 11, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Aprovecho,
80574 Hazelton Rd.
Cottage Grove, 97424
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Thursday February 8th to Sunday February 11th, 2018 INSTRUCTORS: Tao Orion and Heron Brae The Willamette Valley region offers a unique mix of conifer forest and oak savanna ecosystems. Although many old-growth conifers and oaks have been cleared to make room for industrial forestry and agriculture, opportunities abound to actively participate in rekindling the biodiversity of these ecosystems. This three-day intensive will use lecture and hands-on projects to delve into the principles and practices of developing a culture of regenerative…

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March 2018

Wilderness Survival

March 3, 2018 @ 9:30 am - March 4, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Aprovecho,
80574 Hazelton Rd.
Cottage Grove, 97424
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REGISTER AND PAY Saturday and Sunday, March 3rd and 4th INSTRUCTOR: Shaun Mellor This class will teach you essential knowledge for tackling a short-term survival situation or just getting into the world of primitive skills to enjoy nature and deepen your relationship with the outdoors.  We will build shelters, purify water, start fires with friction, forage for wild food, make basic stone tools,  carve traps, talk about the order of operations, and as much more as we can fit in a…

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The Art of Bowmaking

March 5, 2018 @ 9:30 am - March 9, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Aprovecho,
80574 Hazelton Rd.
Cottage Grove, 97424
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REGISTER AND PAY Monday, March 5th to Friday, March 9th INSTRUCTOR: Shaun Mellor Making your first bow from start to finish can be a little intimidating, but with the right instruction and some determination, anyone can make a capable bow first shot. In this class you will take a seasoned stave and transform it into a long-lasting bow using only had tools.  We will cover wood qualities, seasoning, and of course all the steps included in making your own bow.  Students…

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Fur Tanning

March 10, 2018 @ 9:30 am - March 11, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Aprovecho,
80574 Hazelton Rd.
Cottage Grove, 97424
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REGISTER AND PAY Saturday and Sunday, March 10th and 11th INSTRUCTOR: Shaun Mellor Fur is both beautiful and functional for clothing. In this class you will learn the basics of brain tanning smaller mammals while keeping the fur on.  Each student will membrane, soften, and smoke their own fox using simple tools. They will then have the option of sewing it into something if they wish.  Students will leave with an understanding of the tanning and smoking process, how to sew…

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Intermediate Carpentry and Power Tools for Women

March 24, 2018 @ 9:30 am - March 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Aprovecho,
80574 Hazelton Rd.
Cottage Grove, 97424
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REGISTER AND PAY Saturday and Sunday, March 24th and 25th INSTRUCTOR: Lydia Doleman This workshop is designed for students with familiarity with carpentry and power tools who would like to take their skills to the next level. Each student will learn intermediate techniques for working with wood using power tools by assembling a folding chair that they will get to take home at the end of the workshop. LOCATION: Aprovecho Shop TUITION: $200-$250 Sliding Scale MATERIALS: $40; Plus, please bring work gloves,…

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April 2018

Greenwood and Steel: Make the Tools, Carve the Wood

April 5, 2018 @ 9:30 am - April 9, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Aprovecho,
80574 Hazelton Rd.
Cottage Grove, 97424
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REGISTER AND PAY Thursday, April 5th, through Sunday, April 8th INSTRUCTOR: Kiko Denzer Forge your own blade(s), then learn to carve spoons and bowls; includes basic blacksmithing, hardening/tempering, sharpening, knife use/grips/techniques, use of a shave-horse and draw knife, basic principles of carving, sculpture, and design, as well as discussion of traditional and appropriate technologies and their histories. Traditional foot- and/or bow-powered lathes may be available for practice/demonstration. We’ll start by spending a couple of days making a simple crooked knife to use and…

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