There was once a Great Forgetting. We need a Great Remembering.
Join our Artisans Guild.
Save the world through storytelling!
9-month program Quest for ancient knowledge and seek the mysteries of the wilderness. Follow the tracks of animals and read the secrets of nature. Weave those trails into epics that inspire and teach our village.
Through hands-on skills, train in natural woodworking, leather craft, fiber arts and blacksmithing. Make new friends and learn with experienced mentors. Develop confidence through outdoor leadership.
The Artisans Apprenticeship goes beyond just a club, it immerses you in the ancient art of tracking and the power of myth. Through dedication your training can grow into a life-long study in a deep set of ancient arts:
Fine Craft Apprentices learn green woodworking skills with basic hand tools. They also craft by the forge, weave baskets and work leather to create functional craft and art for the village.
Tracking Apprentices quest for the secrets of wildlife as they train to become master trackers. These “animal stories” and "forest memories" shape and reshape the art of storytelling at its most primal level.
The Remembering This is the study of leadership and ecology. Apprentices walk the "barefoot way" through all the elements, questing for the wild heart of the village. They journey through epic rites of passage. By long wilderness sits and mental and physical conditioning, they draw from a timeless well of experience. Artisans help the village remember what it means to be human living connected to the land and each other.
How it works
Mentoring Weekends One weekend a month for ten-months apprentices train with expert instructors at our epic outdoor locations. We provide transportation. Apprentices do four overnight expeditions, two in the fall, another two the following spring, along with four additional field days. See below for class schedule.
Commitment and Service
Becoming a true Artisan is lifetime pursuit and a rite of passage. Many students have come back for multiple years of study and membership in the Rangers Guild. Personal mentorship insures all levels of learners are welcome and benefit from this diversity.
September - June This program runs September to June. Field days are usually from 9 AM - 4:30 PM.
Skills Evenings & Open Archery Range There are also learning opportunities every week. Apprentices and their immediate family get free admission to our Skills Evenings (every Thurs) and our Open Archery Range (every Thurs, Fri, Sat).