HOLIDAY HANDCRAFTING

December 8 — 9, 2018


Holiday Handcrafting

Course Description

Join us for a fun and cozy weekend of making beautiful handmade holiday gifts! In this two-day class, students will have the opportunity to learn a variety of small crafts under the mentorship of several skilled Quail Springs stewards. Using mostly natural and simple materials, many of which have been locally hand-harvested and prepared by our teachers, you will have the opportunity to create several projects from a range of possibilities. Families and children are welcome!

What we’ll be making


  • Hand-bound Books
  • Jewelry
  • Pine Needle Baskets
  • Homemade Salves
  • Buckskin Pouches
  • Natural Dyes
  • Homemade Candles
  • Wood Carving
  • And more!

Instructors


Natalie Bartlett

Natalie Bartlett

Natalie Bartlett has spent the last 15 years of her life deeply immersed in land-based culture and has a passion for learning the music and craft of peoples around the world. She is a hide tanner, craftsperson, teacher and musician, and has been song catching and singing with the internationally

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Juna Muller

Juna Muller

Raised nearby in the orange groves of Ojai, CA, Juna Rosales Muller learns, teaches, farms, and coordinates programs at Quail Springs. She studied political ecology at Colorado College and has worked in experiential, farm-based, and outdoor education for the past 7 years. She co-founded and co-taught Spiral, a young women’s permaculture intensive held at Dig In Farm in Massachusetts in 2015 and 2016. Juna is a ropes course instructor and helps facilitate rites of passage for teenagers with the Ojai Foundation.

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Sasha Rabin

Sasha Rabin

Sasha first came to Quail Springs on a cold snowy night in early 2008 to visit friends who had recently started calling the place home, and the warmth of the people there brought her back. She is passionate about creating a beautiful life, including the structures that house us for much of our time. This passion leads her to practice those things that help us remember who we really are and why we are here – activities and creations which remind us of our connections to each other, our food, our shelter and the earth.

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John Orcutt

John Orcutt

In 2013 John left his job as a coral farmer seeking a more fulfilling life helping people build shelter for themselves. He spent the next three years as a nomadic natural builder and student. After studying at the Earthship Academy in New Mexico and the Cal-Earth Institute in California, John joined a crew of superadobe (earthbag) builders from Cal-Earth and built in California, Arizona, and Nepal.

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Registration Information


  • Course Tuition: $350
  • Course tuition includes: Instruction, materials*, catered meals and camping accommodations
    * some additional materials fees may apply

Discounts:

  • Early Bird: $50 discount (Discount Code: HHEBIRD – Expires: Nov. 15th, 2018)
  • Bring A Friend: 10% discount for 2 or more people registering together (Discount Code: HHFRIENDS)
  • Youth Discount: $100 discount to children under 12 – select this option in the registration form


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