Spring 2020 Classes for Kids and Adults


At Home in the Woods- Make yourself at home in the woods!  Join in for 5 weeks of adventure and challenge as we find wild foods, build a natural shelter that could keep you warm through an unplanned cold night in the woods, practice the skills of lost-proofing so you can always find your way home, and learn to build a safe fire in 5 minutes, no matter what. We’ll practice using our eyes like an owl, our ears like a deer and our nose like a bear so we’ll know our woodland home as well as the animals do.

Limited to 12 children ages 8-12
Five Sundays: 4/19, 5/3, 5/17, 6/7, 6/14, 12:00PM – 4:00 PM
Registration: $175

Archery- Beginning Archery: Learn the basic shooting techniques when using professional recurved bows.  These are the same bows used in national shooting competitions and the Olympics.   Practice calculating scores and improving from throughout the week. Candy shoots and our last day shooting competition keep students engaged as they become lifelong participants of the sport. Note: Recurve bows will be used for Archery.

Grades: 6 – 12
Five Sundays: 4/19, 5/3, 5/17, 5/31, 6/7, 12:00PM – 3:00PM
Instructor: Claire Pusatere
Registration: $135


Macrophotography… a.k.a. Extreme Closeup Photography– Whether it’s a photograph of an insect’s wings, a frog’s eye, or veins in a leaf, study photography from the macro perspective (really really up close), focusing on the use of bokeh (intentional blur), angle, light, subject stalking, equipment and technique. Students will roam the grounds of Heldeberg Workshop shooting lots of different subjects (flora, fauna, rock, face, object, background). We’ll talk about crop, the theory of thirds, critique and depth of field. Students will need a digital camera capable of macro photos. This can be a DSLR with a macro lens, extensions tubes or step lens or even a smart phone capable of macro. Contact us if you have any questions about equipment for the class.

Class for adults (18+)
Sunday, May 3, 12PM – 3PM
Instructor: Chet Boehlke
Registration: $30

Rocks & Fossils- Dig into the world of rocks, minerals and fossils – discover the geologic story they have to tell! We’ll hike and explore fossil-collecting sites, and study the rocks found near the Heldeberg Escarpment, to learn about fossils, ancient glaciers, volcanos and much more!

Class limited to 10 adults (18+)
Sunday, May 17, 12PM – 3PM
Instructor: George Pafumi
Registration: $30

Acrylic Painting: Still Lives and Portraiture

Learn techniques to build or improve your painting skills as we work with acrylics to paint still lives and portraits.  Train your eye to capture colors, shades, proportions and more, and bring your paintings to life!

Class for adults (18+)
Dates: 5/3, 5/17, 5/31, 6/7,  4-6pm
Instructor: Raina Briggs-Adams
Registration: $75