Offerings

Take the confusion and risk out of DIY electrical projects. Learn safe and code-compliant electrical skills from your expert instructor. In this hands-on workshop, participants will be sizing circuits, troubleshooting, learning to change breakers, and sizing wire and wiring basic circuits with lights, outlets, 3-way switches, and more!


May 18-25, 2024 | 9:00am-1:00pm PDT | Redmond
This exploratory workshop introduces participants to the world of alternative photo processes focusing on cyanotypes. Cyanotypes use the sun to create images on paper that can be toned with plants to create a host of different colors. Students will learn how to create cyanotypes with photograms and/or digital negatives and then use various plants to tone their creations.


Wednesday, July 24, 2024 | 10:00am-3:00pm PDT | Bend
Are you interested in starting a medicinal herb garden or adding herbs to your current garden? This is the class for you! Central Oregon is a challenging growing environment, but many medicinal herbs thrive here. This class will explore medicinal garden designs, propagation techniques, and herbs that thrive in this region. We will also talk about individual herbs and their uses. This class will include a field trip to see the plants up close and explore their growing requirements. Join us and learn all about how you can grow your own medicinal herbs at home! Students are responsible for transportation to the field session.


June 12-15, 2024 | 5:00pm-7:00pm PDT | Bend
Have you been curious about using medicinal herbs but didn't know where to start? This class is not just about theory; it's about practicality. It's designed to provide an overview of simple herbal remedies to address your and your family's minor illnesses. During the class, we will cover which herbs to use and demonstrate medicine-making techniques for getting the most out of your medicine. This class will teach making infusions, decoctions, tinctures, liniments, salves, and syrups. Come ready to have some fun with herbs and leave with the confidence to use them effectively.


Tuesday, August 13, 2024 | 3:30pm-6:00pm PDT | Bend
Have you ever thought about lichens? You've probably seen these unusual life forms growing on trees, rocks, even buildings. But what is a lichen, and what makes it so incredible? Join certified Oregon Master Naturalist Rebecca Lexa to learn about lichen biology, the role of lichens in the ecosystem, and some lichens you may see in the Pacific Northwest. You will come away with a new appreciation for these incredible organisms!


Wednesday, July 24, 2024 | 6:00pm-7:30pm PDT | Online
Learn to transform plain living spaces into beautiful and functional rooms. This course will give you the knowledge to design a room floor to ceiling with understanding of color theory, industry trends, special arrangements, floor plans, design ideas, and interior design basics.


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Mushroom foraging is a popular pursuit in the Northwest. Learn where to search for edible mushrooms and how to identify common wild mushrooms and poisonous species. Discover more facts about fungi in your backyard! Please note this class has some crossover material with the general foraging class.


Thursday, August 1, 2024 | 6:00pm-8:00pm PDT | Online
Sergers are incredibly useful for sewing but can be frustrating to master. These machines trim raw fabric edges and weave a clean and professional-looking seam finish around them. A serger supplements your regular sewing machine and is indispensable for knit garments, since their stitches stretch. They speed the process of sewing any garment and are great for home decor projects, too. But moving blades, complicated threading diagrams, four separate tension settings, and all those other dials can be intimidating. In this course, each aspect of a serger use will be explained, step-by-step, until the entire process is demystified; leaving sewists able to serge with confidence and bring their sewing projects to the next level. Students can bring their own serger with user's manual, four cones of thread (different colors), and needles, OR rent a serger package with those items (limited supplies) for $20 (limit six rentals, first come, first served). If renting, bring $20.00 cash/check to the first class.


October 26, 2024 to November 3, 2024 | 10:00am-1:00pm PDT | Bend
Developing osteoarthritis is common as we age. Most of us who are afflicted find over-the-counter and prescription meds that help and eventually figure out the motions and activities we need to limit to keep from having flares. Then we learn to accept that a certain amount of pain and joint deterioration is inevitable. But what if it isn't? Reducing joint pain and degeneration is brought about mostly by reducing inflammation, which is the biggest cause of ongoing deterioration in joints, whether in the spine or extremities. Chronic inflammation tears down our health and can cause irreversible damage to joints, heart, blood vessels, and brain. We'll take a closer look at key foods that create inflammation, the supplements that can reduce it, and the habits and home remedies such as icing and castor oil packs that can reduce or eliminate arthritis pain quickly and sometimes dramatically. You'll learn the causes, effects, and remedies of chronic inflammation that create the pain of osteoarthritis.


Wednesday, May 22, 2024 | 1:30pm-3:00pm PDT | Bend
Many Americans suffer from heartburn or other symptoms of GERD but never treat the cause. Both the underlying causes and the medications can lead to multiple long-term health problems, including breakdown of digestion and bone loss. Learn the foods, supplements and habits that can correct the condition and/or help reduce GERD symptoms.


Wednesday, June 5, 2024 | 1:30pm-3:00pm PDT | Bend
A basic understanding and practice of sewing is the foundation of this hands-on class. This course reviews primary stitches (straight, zig-zag), and joins the practice of art and science in the construction and deconstruction of fabrics. Learn techniques, such as cutting, sewing, visualizing, and even hand-dying your own fabrics, to create your own fun and individualized project.


August 4-25, 2024 | 9:00am-12:00pm PDT | Bend