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Summer of 2018 there will be no day classes offered for students 17 & under. Watch for our wilderness immersion programs. Please click here for a link to our latest newsletter explaining our newly changing programs.

Wetscrape Braintan Buckskin, Sept.29 - Oct.1, 2017

Deadline to signup - Friday September 22
If you sign up by Sept 1, get a $25 discount!

Ages: 18+

emma hide smallJoin us at our semi-primitive camp in beautiful Southern Oregon, learning the art and science of transforming a deer skin into durable, soft, smoked buckskin.  Engage hands-on in a wet-scrape braintan buckskin process that honors the animal using a mix of primitive and simple modern tools to create a completely natural, compostable fabric that can be used for a variety of projects including clothing, moccasins, bags, quivers or anything else you would use store bought leather for.  This weekend will cover everything from acquiring deer skins to smoking the softened hide and everything in-between.

All tools and materials provided.  Camping & meals included (*Bring your own lunch for the first day only). Please enter your dietary needs in the "comments" section of the online registration. You will partner with another student on one hide so as to learn completely without burning yourself out, as this is a labor intensive process!  Days will be filled with hands-on learning while evenings will be time for relaxing around the campfire.  You will take home half of the hide you process along with the knowledge and “dirt-time” to continue on your own.

1000343 739952362656 1156722196 nDate & Time:  Friday 9/29 at 10:30am through Sunday 10/1/17 at 5:00pm. 

Tuition: $275/student, camping & meals included -- (Receive $25 off if you register before Sept. 1)

Location: Coyote Trails Wilderness Campus outside of Ashland, OR (details provided upon registration)

Program Instructor: Howard Holt
Assistant Instructor: Hannah Schiestel
Cook: Kjersti Burck

This is an overnight class, limited to 12 students.

What to Bring: Lunch for first day only; Personal snacks; Sheathed knife or folding knife with locking blade; water bottle; notebook/pens. You may request an overnight packing list using the "comments" section of the online registration. 

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