We offer educational opportunities that foster creativity, kindness, and place-based living. Below is a list of current offerings. All events are held on our farm in Bow, WA.

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August 2015

August 29, 2015 - August 30, 2015


The human face is one of the most fascinating subjects to paint. It’s also one of the most challenging. How do you get that face onto the canvas? We will go through a step-by-step process, with plenty of room for personal style. We’ll discuss the structure of a painting, skin tones, ‘sculpting’ the face, and how to stay loose with a complicated subject. This workshop is appropriate for beginners or those who want to brush up on their skills. Prerequisite:…

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January 2018

January 31

Writing Matters: Generating New Work and Publishing Salon

Please bring a journal to write in or a laptop --- whatever you like to write with. Sometimes it's also inspiring to bring a favorite book of poems, or a photograph --- whatever inspires you About Susan: Susan Rich is the author of four collections of poetry, The Cartographer’s Tongue / Poems of the World, Cures Include Travel, The Alchemist’s Kitchen, and Cloud Pharmacy. She has received awards from PEN USA, The Times Literary Supplement, and Peace Corps Writers. Her…

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September 2018

September 22

The Poetry of Travel: How to Write of the Extraordinary

Anais Nin once wrote, "We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls." And whether the destination is Paris, Marrakesh, or the Pike Place Fish Market --- the art of translation from one realm to the other remains the same conundrum. This workshop is for anyone who has traveled in the world of the imagination and/or the physical realm. We'll look at the work of several poet-travelers and then write pieces of our own. You will leave with…

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