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March 2019

$30 – $40

Fermenting Fun !

Fermenting Fun  & Magical Food Preservation !  March 23, 2019  Saturday 1-5p  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Taste test, see demo, experience hands-on, and take home starters … Kimchi,  Butter, Honey Mead, Sour Dough Wraps, Kombucha & Vinegar, Dehydrating apples. YUM !  Tour the enchanting Strawbale Studio & grounds and see thatched roofs, earth plasters, earth oven, rocket stoves + ! $35 Early Bird Special  Paid in Full by March 9, 2 weeks in advance or $40 thereafter. Bring-A-Friend ~ $5 off…

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May 2019

$35 – $160

MEMORIAL DAY Weekend ~ Skill-Building Activities !

Attend all or part of this weekend !   Free camping available. MEMORIAL DAY Weekend ~ Skill-Building Activities ! Hands-on Workshops: LIVING ROOF, ROCKET STOVE OUTDOOR COOKER, THATCHED ROOF, EARTH PLASTER & SCULPTING, Register Now at EventBrite! Schedule Saturday May 25, 2019 Sat 9:30a - 12:00p  LIVING ROOF Workshop !  Hands-on installation includes membrane, drainage, soil layers and installation of some plants.  See several other living roofs on site and tour the enchanting Strawbale Studio and the Hobbit Sauna !  Pricing…

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November 2021

$40 – $100

SKILL-BUILDING WEEKEND Nov 5-7, 2021

Attend all or part of this Skill-Building Weekend. We will be exploring Earth Ovens, Rocket Stoves & a variety of Composting Systems! Relax and enjoy a tour, hands-on activities, and class learning during this skill-full time. It is joy to be in greater harmony with nature and each other.   Teacher: Deanne Bednar Handouts will be available online. Friday Nov. 5, 2021   7p - 10p BONFIRE Conversation & Crafting. Learn the skill of CORDING from local materials. Friday Fee $10…

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December 2021

$20 – $45

Candle-making Class

Settle in . . . relax and enjoy the aroma and rhythm of Candle dipping ~ with wax made by local bees.  Receive the gift of warmth for yourself, and you may want to invite a family member or friend to join you in this experience CANDLE-MAKING & Hand-made Holiday Gifts . . from Nature !  (updated 2021-10) December 4, 2021 Saturday 1-5p After dipping our beeswax taper candles we will be making Earthen Candle Holders & decorative Match Boxes from all local and…

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February 2022

$25

Bushcraft: KNOTS & LASHING (repeated 2/19)

Learn some awesome useful knots, creating lashed models. Focus will be on Lashed ladders, A frame, Tri & Quad Pods. Wood from the land. The Japaneses Square Knot and others provide a base of techniques that can be applied to many protects and situations! Feb 18  Friday 1-5 pm   $25 includes materials. Limit of 6 in class.   REGISTRATION LINK (Class is repeated Sat Feb 19) Enjoy getting comfortable with these knots, make a full scale ladder and a few small…

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March 2022

$20 – $45

SPOON CARVING

CRAFTING SERIES: In this SPOON CARVING class learn techniques, tools & find the flow! Practice by making a Spreader Knife or Chopsticks, then a simple Spoon!  Same Class offered on 3/11 & 3/13.   March 11, 2022 Friday 1-5p   Check out the "Bring-A-Friend" Special!   Fees $20 - $45 see options at REGISTRATION LINK Enjoy hanging out in the Strawbale Studio .... and learn the basics of carving that can be applied to a variety of projects. In this class we…

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$40

CANDLEMAKING ! Dipped Beeswax Candles +

March 12 2021 Saturday 9:30a -2p. CANDLE-MAKING from Beeswax . . from Nature !  REGISTRATION Arrive at the enchanting Strawbale Studio grounds, for a 30 minute tour of the Thatched Roof Buildings, Earth Oven, Rocket Stoves, Strawbale Structures with Earth plasters.... Then....Settle in . . . relax and enjoy the aroma and rhythm of Candle dipping ~ with wax made by local bees.  Receive the gift of warmth for yourself, and you may want to invite a family member or friend to join…

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$20 – $45

SPOON CARVING

CRAFTING SERIES: In this SPOON CARVING class learn techniques, tools & find the flow! Practice by making a Spreader Knife or Chopsticks, then a simple Spoon!  Same Class offered on 3/11 & 3/13.   March 13, 2022 Sunday 1-5p   Check out the "Bring-A-Friend" Special!   Fees $20 - $45 see options at REGISTRATION LINK Enjoy hanging out in the Strawbale Studio .... and learn the basics of carving that can be applied to a variety of projects. In this class we…

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April 2022

$245

NATURAL EARTH PLASTER & SCULPTED WALLS

NATURAL EARTH PLASTER & SCULPTED WALLS April 9-10, 2022 PLASTER Workshop hosted by the MI FOLK SCHOOL REGISTER with the MI Folk School.  Earth plaster is one of the most satisfying, useful and beautiful materials that one can work with. It costs next to nothing to create, and opens up a world of construction, artistic and decorative opportunities.  With a good instruction and a little bit of experience one can not only rejuvenate their house house, but restore ancient stone…

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$70

MUSHROOM INOCULATION Workshop + Earth Oven Pizza + 12″ take-home log.

Mushroom production, inoculation & harvesting, then enjoy making a Mushroom PIZZA in the Earth Oven, and take home a 12" inoculated log! About this event Have you been wanting to know more about the process of growing your own mushrooms at home? Come to Strawbale Studio and learn how to grow three different types of mushrooms (Shiitake, Oyster, and Wine Cap) using three different methods of inoculation. We will also fire up the Earth Oven and each person can make…

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