Cedar & Salmon Basketry Course
November 6 &7 | 9 am to 4 pm
$215 for 2-day course
Join Jess with Wildkind Academy at the beautiful Millersylvania Park in Olympia Washington for a two-day basketry course! We will weave in community with friends at the historic kitchen shelter that sits in a lush forest overlooking the lake. The shelter is enclosed with three walls and has a fireplace to keep us warm.
Cured and dried salmon skins and Western Red Cedar pair perfectly as we blend these Northwest traditions for the creation of a stunning berry basket. Weavers can bring shells or beads to adorn their individual baskets. Traditions of salmon skin curing will also be demonstrated in class. Finished baskets measure about 4 x 4 x 4 in.
Class is limited to 12 participants and will fill up very quickly. Specific class details will be emailed prior to class. If you have any questions, use the contact page or email [email protected]
Elk Hide Drum Making Course
Oct 3 (10 am to 4 pm) + Oc 7 (6 pm to 9 pm)
2-part course | $250
Join Jess with Wildkind Academy in the beautiful high desert of Sisters Oregon, as we come together in community at The Harmony House with master instructor Katie Cavanaugh, to create our own 16" elk hide drum and drum stick.
This two-part drum making intensive brings us together to create and celebrate our ritual voice through ceremony and sound.
Our full day on Sunday will be the creation of the drum and we will let them cure until our evening gathering on Thursday, when we will return for a potluck and finally give voice to our drums by the campfire.
Class is limited to 12 participants and will fill up very soon. Event details will be emailed upon payment. If you have any questions, use the contact page or email [email protected]
Wilderness Survival for Women
October 11 (Course starts at 8 am) &
October 12 (Course ends at 2:30 pm)
2-day Course | $375
One-night campsite with private bathrooms, kitchen shelter and fire pit
Catered dinner by Don Juan's Mexican Kitchen (Monday night)
Coffee, breakfast & lunch (Tuesday)
Join Jess with Wildkind Academy as we deep dive into the logistics and psychology of Wilderness Survival with guest instructor Joel Van Der Loon from Season 7 ALONE, the History Channel.
We will strengthen our skills and confidence to feel empowered in the backcountry and use the gifts of nature as a resource.
Topics will include:
Monday night we will enjoy a robust dinner together and sit around a campfire to hear stories from out instructor Joel on what it was like to survive in the Arctic. He has also spent significant time withThe Hadza tribe, a modern hunter-gather people living in northern Tanzania.
Class is limited to 12 participants and we have 2 spots left. Event details will be emailed upon payment. If you have any questions, use the contact page or email [email protected]
WE PARTNER WITH SOME OF THE BEST EDUCATORS AND PROFESSIONALS IN THE FIELD
"I have enjoyed working with Jess and Wildkind Academy. Jess’ energy and enthusiasm behind her mission are uplifting and contagious. Our first partnership was our shellfish Foraging course. She took great care to make sure all the participants were in good hands. I appreciate her drive, attention to detail, and follow-through and look forward to working together on more of our hunting and gathering courses."
~ Bruce McGlenn | Human Nature Hunting