Earth Skills Are Easy
Earth Skills Are Easy is a series of one day workshops on earth skills also refered to as “primitive skills”, “ancestral skills”, “survival skills”, or “bushcraft”. These skills are often perceived as something only a hard-core wilderness survival skills expert can produce. This series goes through many of the basic crafts of earth skills and focuses on showing just how easy these skills actually are. We focus on one craft per workshop. Participants will leave class with a finished product after just one day of crafting.
In some of our classes, such as our Feral Living Experience, we approach earth skills with a “from scratch” philosophy where we make these tools without the aid of modern tools. This is not such a class. Often it takes much more time to complete earth skills from scratch, and it is a more difficult process. These classes are designed to be a quick, easy, and painless introduction to earth skills.
When: First Saturday of the month, ongoing.
Where: Portland, OR
Tuition: $25 per class
Class Materials Fee: $0-25 per class
Students may waive the class materials fee by bringing their own materials. We will provide a list of class materials to students upon registration. This makes the class more affordable to people who may have access to their own materials. We will have class materials available for sale for those who do not wish to gather their own materials before the class. Prices for materials can change throughout the year as we source them from various vendors. For this reason we ask students who are not providing their own class materials to bring $25 to class, although you will often not be charged for that entire amount.
Preregistration closes the day before the class unless the class is full. We cap the classes at 10 students unless another instructor is available and then we open it up to 20. We prefer a 1:10 radio of teachers to students. We use the many natural areas around Portland as our classroom. If the weather is bad, such as in the winter time, class is held indoors. All classes are held in central locations in the Portland area, driveable, bikeable and near a bus line. The location, a material’s list and other class details will be e-mailed to you upon completing your registration. Refunds are given up to one week before the date of the class.
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