virtual guilds a-plenty as pilot programs

Nature and Studio Guilds:

 A series of nature and studio groups that meet virtually and regularly,  to share and learn. 

Led by  skill holders who focus the lens to a specific  area of inquiry, these sessions are opportunities to share seasonal delights and learnings with other like-minded individuals.

Skill holders act as guides and facilitators, leading the way for what is seasonally happening and relevant in the area of exploration. From technical demos and seasonal notes of interest for the first session each month followed by personal research time, and a follow up group share and a ‘ lessons learned’ exchange.

 Like  book clubs for nature and the studio, which club do you want to join?

Fees paid  will  go directly to support the facilitator, EartHands’ earned revenue is supported by BC Arts Council Resilience Funds  this year. The guild programs are  3 months in length with a cost of $25/month payable as a single booking fee of $75.

These guilds are pilot programs we are happy to be offering as we experiment in how to be learning together while physically apart. Skill holders who are leading guilds may jump in and participate in each others sessions to make for some fun cross-guild pollination!

Participants will need a device with a working camera and microphone in order to participate and be able to access the internet while the group meets thru a zoom call instigated by the guild facilitator. Some guilds have a possible supplies list for things to consider wanting to have on hand for that area of inquiry. Look for lists at the bottom of each program description.

These are small, committed groups-register early to avoid disappointment!

Still to come for Autumn 2020: Gifts from the Salmon with Janey Chang and All Things Woolly with Nicola Hodges

Nature Connection: foraging summer’s sweetness with Sara Ross       

 Virtual Dates:  Tuesdays, 7:15 – 8:45pm

July 14, 28, August 11, 25, September 8, 22

Do you recognize or have relationships with any plants that grow around us? In this Community Guild we will investigate micro-local seasonal wild foods: ways to recognize, harvest, enjoy, and preserve these gifts for ourselves and others…. find out more here and book your spot

Food and Medicine in the Garden with Lori Snyder  

 Virtual Dates: Sunday sessions: 11am-12.30pm, Monday sessions 7.30-8.30pm, 

July 5, 20 August 9, 24, Sept 13, 28

Come and explore the Garden as you discover indigenous ways of knowing with Métis herbalist and educator Lori Snyder…. find out more and book your spot

Wet Felting Circle with Amy Walker

virtual dates: Wednesdays 7.15-8.15pm

Aug 12 & 26, Sept. 9 & 23, Oct 7 &21 

For show & tell, work-shopping and feedback on your current or planned projects. For making fabric, garments, hats, sculpture etc. Open to experienced as well as novice felters… find out more and book your spot

The Dyer’s Garden in the Home Kitchen with CZarina den Ouden Lobo

Virtual times: Tuesdays 7.15-8.45 pm

August 4, 18, September 1, 15 October 6, 20

Starting with  easy at home mordanting options like soybeans,  leftover yogurt and pickling alum at-home dying with plants and ingredients found in the kitchen are explored in this group.

Save your big jars, start scouting local materials from back alleys… find out more and book your spot

Autumn Fibres Guild with Sharon Kallis

Virtual times: 7.15-8.45 pm First Tuesday, second to last Monday monthly

Sept 1, 21, Oct 6, 19, Nov 3, 23 

Join Sharon for a processing adventure from green nettles in early fall through to dogbane, milkweed and retted nettles as each fibre plant comes into season for gathering….. find out more and book your spot