Survival Sundays: Primitive Crafting and Nature Connection
With Zach Fisher & Friends
Our existence today is directly related to the ingenuity of our Ancestors. They were able to thrive in harsh environments due to their deep connection and understanding of the natural world. This course is an introduction to the techniques as well as the mindset that sustained human life into our modern age. Participants will work intimately with the environment, harvesting local materials and learning how to process them into usable tools and projects. Additionally, we will study the ways that we can interact with our landscapes in a deeper and more meaningful way. Through these traditions, we begin to understand and honor ourselves, the natural environment, and those who came before us. Participants will walk away with finished projects such as baskets, bark containers, bone awls and needles, primitive jewelry, leather pouches, clay containers, as well as valuable survival skills that have been around for thousands of years. We meet once a month with take home projects and exercises in between.
Held on third Sunday of each month from 10-5 PM (forth Sunday in September)
Cultivating the "Wild" Mind, Honing Awareness, Shelter Building, Intro to Tracking
Plant Fiber Processing, Rope Making, Walnut beads, Primitive Pottery, Using a Deeper Instinct
Basketry, Leatherwork/Medicine Bags, Intro to Bird Language
Tracking in the Field, Stone/Bone Tools, Hand Drill
Pine Bark Containers, How to Procure Food, Pine Pitch Glue
Back Country/Herbal First Aid, Friction Fire Kits, Coal Burned Spoons/Bowls
Feather Fans, Rattles, Arrows
Wild Edible/Medicinal/Utilitarian Plant Walk, Firing Pottery, Water Purification
Primitive Cooking, Finishing projects
Payment in full is $1140.00 and includes all supplies and materials and a $150 deposit. A payment plan is available, after the $150 deposit in nine installments of $110.00 due before each class.