The students made a fire every night and gathered around it, sometimes with community members from nearby towns, to decompress and reflect on the day and their experiences throughout the week. The students were responsible for collecting firewood, building the fire, and maintaining it.
Community Learning Network and visiting students from Fordham University enjoy a morning of service work at Barrio Unidos in Chimayo.
This is a class for beginners to intermediate participants.
In this class you will learn all aspects of tanning hides using animal brains or lecithin and olive oil. Starting with fleshing and graining the hides, you will learn softening techniques as well as how to smoke a hide to finish it allowing it to be washed multiple times. If you wish to just leave your hide white (ceremonial) and not smoke it, that is possible also.
Learn to trouble shoot and tan consistently soft hides every time.
Hide and all materials and tools provided for the class.
Joshua Sage has been tanning deer hides in a natural and non toxic way since the early 90’s and wants to share his wealth of knowledge to anyone that wants to learn.
He is also available for one on one classes.
Location: Santa Fe, NM
Space for 6 participants.
Think you have a schedule conflict, give a call and let's see what we can work out.
To sign -up, please contact Joshua at 505-570-9484 or firstname.lastname@example.org
"Making pots from wild gathered clay. We will go over every aspect of primitive pottery including hand building, shaping and smoothing, painting with mineral and organic paint and techniques to fire for the clay and minerals available to us."
Friday: harvesting, processing clay, adding temper, tools for pots, building pots, all about traditional pottery, the elements in creating a vessel
Saturday: all about paint, making brushes, making mineral paint, painting our pots, significance of design, all about firing, preparing the firing space, sorting wood
Sunday: firing, washing and sealing pots, potluck, end of class.
To sing up, please email email@example.com or call 505-570-9484
Location: Santa Fe, NM
Space is limited.
The VISTA Summer Associate program is offering an opportunity to work with one of the Opportunity Santa Fe regional working groups through the Santa Fe Community Foundation.
You can learn more at www.opportunitysantafe.org
Contact Molly Timmins, Opportunity Santa Fe Program Coordinator, 516-238-7932
Community Learning Network is a grassroots New Mexico-born and locally based 501(c)3 organization dedicated to building stronger communities through real-life learning.