Due to the environment we all find ourselves, we have chosen to offer Online Learning in order to continue the tradition of teaching Pioneer Skills and Lost Arts. Below are a list of Classes we are offering in 2021 via Distance Education. All our instructors have donated their time and knowledge free of charge
No, the pioneers did not have a computer to learn what they needed, but the Flora School Education Center (FSEC) does. Therefore, the FSEC will take advantage of current technology to present classes online this year instead of in-person, once again due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Online classes include: 9-Patch Lap Quilt, Blacksmithing from the Ground Up, Basic Bladesmithing, Weaving: The 3 Rs—Recycling, Reusing, Repurposing! and French Burrito Pillowcase. Sewing, blacksmithing and weaving, all three were important skills used by the pioneers. The blacksmithing and weaving classes will be building the forge and the loom.
Class fees are by donation after taking the class, “therefore, a donation is not required, but is appreciated,” explained Laura Wisdom, Portland area resident in charge of FSEC classes. Each class has a materials and equipment list. Since the classes are online, it is important to register ahead of time to make sure all materials and equipment are gathered.
Register for class by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Students will receive information on using the format used for the online classes, ie Zoom, Messenger Room, etc, and how to donate.
For more information on the Flora School Education Center, classes, volunteering, teaching, work parties and events, view the school’s website at www.floraschool.org, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube channel, email email@example.com or call 541.828.7010.
9-PATCH LAP QUILT
BLACKSMITHING FROM THE GROUND UP!
WEAVING: THE 3 R's-- RECYCLING, REUSING, REPURPOSING
FRENCH BURRITO PILLOWCASE