Because I teach such a wide range of subjects, and can never be sure exactly what classes folks are most interested in and when, I offer both scheduled classes and custom classes. With custom classes, you choose the topic and get together a group of people eager to learn ( I can also post the classes on my schedule if you'd like them to be open to more than just your group) and I teach the class either at my site in Hood River or at your location. As a class organizer, not only do you get the class you'd most like when and where you want it, but if you bring together enough people to meet the minimum class size, you get your class for no charge except the materials fee. Minimum class size varies depending on the class and the distance. Depending on the subject, I also occasionally teach custom one-on-one class, which are, understandably, a more expensive option.
Custom Class Options
Almost any of the classes you see listed under the regular class schedules can be taught as a custom class, in addition to those listed here. If there is something you don't see listed but know that I teach, feel free to contact me about it.
Ancestral Skills 101: Friction Fire, Cordage, Basic Stone Tools Full day class Animal Processing: Small animal or Large animal Half day, One day or Two day class depending on detail Brain tanned Buckskin Three day class Brain tanned Furs One to one and a half days Buckskin 101: Sampler bag class Full day Buckskin Sewing: Introduction, Bag or Garment work Half or Full Day Buckskin Moccasins Full Day Drop Spinning Half day Felting: Hats, Bags or Vests Half day for bags, Full day for hats, Two day for vests Fermentation for Preservation and Health Half or Full day depending on detail Food Preservation Half or Full day depending on detail Living without Refrigeration Half day Off Grid Living Skills Full day Organic Gardening for Year Round Eating Half day Mead Making Half day Natural Building: Cob, Light Straw Clay or Lime burning and plastering Full day or more Raising Meat Rabbits Half day Willow Basketry: Round or oval baskets, Pack baskets Full day:small baskets or Two day for Pack or large baskets
Pricing: For most classes, the rate is $35/person for a half day, $65/person per day for the first day, $55/person for additional days, plus materials costs and a standard mileage reimbursement for travel expenses if I travel to you. For those classes which require significant preparation before the class, the cost is higher, depending on time spent. When the class minimum has been met, the price per student decreases with more numbers up to the class maximum. Contact me for more details about specific classes.