Workshops & Classes

SOCIAL ECOLOGY Program ~ March 26, 2022

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A small group of students from the International School in the Troy, Michigan area came to Strawbale Studio for a 4 hour Extracurricular Program on the theme of SOCIAL ECOLOGY. …

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Winternship Jan 5 – Feb 5, 2022

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The 2022 Winternship was a wonderful month, as Ashley Watry came to learn natural building skills to help in her process of creating a natural cottage in Wisconsin. Her focus…

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sculpture class cob art

SCULPTING Workshop ~ Jan. 29, 2022

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The Sculpting workshop was like a mini retreat, as we toured the buildings, then settled in to some hours of shaping earth.  Each person had their own expressive design they developed.

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CANDLE MAKING & Holiday Gifts Workshops

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December 4th, 5th, & 10th ~ All groups really enjoyed the day as we slowly created bees wax taper candles, earthen candle holder & decorated match boxes with nature.

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LASHING, KNOTS & LADDERS Workshop ~ Nov 19, 2021

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A lashing “retreat”, learning knots by the woodstove in Strawbale Studio, harvesting poles, touring projects.,

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2020 REPORT & PHOTOS ~ Strawbale Studio Yearly Review!

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 This 2020 End-of Year Review is still under some construction. It includes Classes & Activities,  Intern,  Projects,  Photos, Visitors, Guest Teachers, Gifts & Donors! 2020 Winternship Rocket Stove Class group picture                …

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SEPTEMBER INTERNSHIP 2020

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SEPTEMBER INTERNSHIP 9-2020       September Intern Photo Album CALENDAR September 1 Intern arrival. Shane & Levi, Ellie, Cy. Sept 3 Angela, Sept 6, Haley. Haley – ½ Pay Worktrader 10 hr/week…

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GLOBAL ECOVILLAGE Project with Upland Hills School

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The Global EcoVillage Project is a design process to imagine and make a drawing or model of a community that is ECOLOGICAL and FUN. A group of Upland Hills students explored this process during 4 sessions in May, as part of their “at home” & online learning.

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2020 WINTERNSHIP at Strawbale Studio

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The Wintership was a wonderful & rich time for the Wintern and also the participants who attended the weekend Workshops: Jan 11 & 12, 2020  Thatching & Reed Collection      …

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Getting Natural

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I have been reflecting on what simple, enjoyable things can help make a place, a home “more natural”.  Last year a fellow attended the Earth Plaster & Sculpting Workshop, and…

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