The Arbutus Folk School believes all crafts are worth preserving, and there are any number of traditional crafts that don't fall into one of our categories.
Instructor: Terry Liberty
Capacity Remaining: 7
Schedule Details: The first half of the class will be presentations and discussion followed by a lunch break. The second half of the class will be devoted to demonstrations using your artwork if you wish to bring it.
Dates: 8/17/2019 - 8/17/2019
Times: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Building: Arbutus Folk School
Instructor: Beth Neff
Capacity Remaining: 12
Schedule Details: Sunday, August 18, 2019: 9 AM - 11 AM
Dates: 8/18/2019 - 8/18/2019
Times: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Ceramic Studio
Schedule Details: Wednesday, August 21, 2019: 6 PM - 8 PM
Dates: 8/21/2019 - 8/21/2019
Times: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Registration closes 2 weeks before class.
Students need to pay instructor $20 in person for project materials.
In this class, students will make arrows in the traditional Welsh/British method using hand cut feathers which are wrapped onto the shaft rather than glued and field or target points.
Youth okay! Parents need to be sure the youth is capable of the work and prepared to stay during class.
Instructor: Peter Yencken
Capacity Remaining: 10
Schedule Details: Sunday September 15th, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Dates: 9/15/2019 - 9/15/2019
Registration closes 2 weeks before class starts. Please bring $35 at the start of class to pay the instructor for materials.
Wool is the most amazing fiber! Using only water and soap processing, it can be spun into yarn for knitting or the roving can be used for felting. In this class we will use roving and hot soapy water and add friction to create felt boots. This is the wet felting method using a resist. These boots are made to fit perfectly to your own feet. We will put a sole on them if you want to use them outside. They are great for winter use inside and outside.
Youth welcome! Parents need to be sure the youth is capable of the work and prepared to stay during class.
Schedule Details: Friday, September 13 - 6:00 to 9:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday, September 14 and 15 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Dates: 9/13/2019 - 9/15/2019
Times: 6:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Days: Su F Sa
Registration closes 2 weeks before class. Please bring $30 at beginning of class to pay instructor for materials.
Bows have been used in many ways including: survival (both food gathering and protection), sport and meditation, and spiritual practice (Zen meditation). This class is a continuation of these ancient practices. You will learn the skills to build a long bow, how to choose the wood, the tools needed and their use, how to finish the wood, and make strings. By Sunday, the bow will be ready to shoot. You will be taught the "instinctive" shooting method. You will leave the class with a finished bow, one arrow, and enough understanding to be able to build a bow on your own.
Youth welcome! Parents must be sure the youth is capable of the work and prepared to stay during class.
Capacity Remaining: 9
Dates: 9/14/2019 - 9/15/2019
Days: Su Sa
Message phone: (360) 350-0187
120 State Avenue NE, #298
Olympia, WA 98501
Facility Physical Address (no mail please):
610 4th Ave E.
Olympia, WA 98501
Our current open office hours are Mondays and Thursdays, 10-2 pm. Since we have very limited staff, we recommend calling the facility before coming to be sure we are there. We are closed on major holidays.
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