Autumn Guilds and Opportunities

Sharon has been busy designing the autumn workshop and guild schedule which features collaborations with artists near and far including past and present Artists in Residence – now is the time to design your own Autumn learning journey with us! Summer Weave Extravaganza Four consecutive nights to get your weave on! Weaving all things basket…

Spring Guilds!

We are so excited to announce two new guilds launching this month that are enticing enough to keep you on Zoom during these beautiful late spring and summer evenings: Local Colour: Dye and Documentation Guild with CZarina Lobo – For the Intermediate dyer, starting June 1st and running 6 sessions spaced throughout the spring to…

Winter Happenings Just Added!

Remember meeting up in public for social hand work time? New virtual events and workshops continue to roll out and as we slide into January continuing our online social makers time for sharing and learning together. We hope to have you join us soon virtually until we can meet again in person. Our Annual General…

new programs for the new year

From mending old to making new- we are starting the year off all about cloth and delving deep into culture. Learning to mend and online community time! This online mending guild from Jan. 20-March 31 on Wednesday nights offers 2 weeks of time between sessions to complete one garment repair and move on to the…

Gifts from the Salmon Guild

Take a deep dive into the gifts and teachings of the Salmon. Each month, guild members will explore a theme that will deepen our individual and collective creative practices as tanners and land based skillholders. This is a facilitated opportunity for us to learn and experiment together, share our discoveries, and foster creative accountability through…

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,…

Soft Materials Twining: hats or baskets

June 7th will very likely be our first in-person workshop in quiet some time! After much consideration and conversations with our Park Board partners, we are aiming to go forward with this workshop that is happening over two consecutive Sundays June 7 and 14th. We have dropped the max to 4, so we can 2…

Online Event- pigments!

We are thrilled to partner with Caitlin ffrench in changing this event to an online session. Limited space- reserve your spot here April 14th 5-7pm Caitlin ffrench will be discussing how to forage for and make artist materials from within your land base.  You will learn about the oil and watercolour paints, inks, wildcrafted pigments, and…

Living Soils Workshop with Jo Tobias

We are super excited to bring in a soil expert to aid in our understanding what happens under our feet in the garden! This workshop gets into soil theory, then takes us through putting theory into action focusing on areas between the willow and hazel currently suffering with erosion issues at the MOP garden Saturday…

Wood burn out spoons!

We are super excited to have Delmar Williams back to teach with us this winter! Delmar is an incredible skill and knowledge holder and time working with Delmar is always worthwhile. This session is very special, Delmar is bringing his portable wood burning stove, we have a fire permit for the afternoon, and get to…