We strive to provide the best teachers of skills that we can find, and to create a fun, relaxed environment where everyone is inspired and empowered. To register for a class, please use links below each class description. We offer one scholarship a class, call to reserve. Please remember, you are not registered until the registration form below has been submitted. Once your registration form has been received you will receive a confirmation e-mail. Registration closes 24 hours before the class starts. To talk to a live person about a class/scholarship, call Samantha at 530 362 8082. Thanks for visiting our class page!
If you would like to book a private party for your corporation or group, we can arrange a 1-7 day workshop teaching our fun, inspiring, skills. You provide the people, we will bring the tools, talent and treats. Call or email Samantha Hinrichs at 530 362 8082 or at firstname.lastname@example.org .Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire-William Butler Yeats
Totally Wired: Basics of Wiring and Circuitry with Cat Cook
Date: Saturday, September 13th 10am-2pm
Cat Cook has been an electrical engineer and electrician for many years. She has simple and time tested ways of describing how electricity and electrical systems work so that when you need to troubleshoot or make repairs, you will be able to do it! The class will cover all the basics, from installing simple fixtures, to replacing a light, to testing, and will cover how and where the grid connects to your home. Safety will be a top concern and topic, and students will have hands on time with the wiring at the class site. Class will be held at Sierra Commons at 792 Searls Ave in Nevada City. Class is $60, register by WePay below or by check/Money Order to 792 Searls Ave, Nevada City, CA 95959. Please bring your own water bottle, lunch and note taking materials. Snacks and drinks will be provided.
Residential Wells Seminar with Evelyn Soltero
Date: Saturday, September 20th 10am-2pm
Do you live with a well? Are you concerned about California’s perpetual drought? Learn how your well operates, from the pump in the ground to the equipment in your pump house, how to better protect your well system, and how your well may receive its water. Discover what you need to know about pump motors, pressure switches, pressure tanks, and holding tanks. Just added for Mud and Pearls, a field trip to a local well system and a live demonstration of how to use a voltmeter to check power at the pressure switch. Class will be held at Sierra Commons at 792 Searls Ave in Nevada City. Class is $60, register by WePay below or by check/Money Order to 792 Searls Ave, Nevada City, CA 95959. Please bring your own water bottle, lunch and note taking materials. Snacks and drinks will be provided.
Design to Construction: Build a Shed/Room/Retreat/Mobile Office with Michael Rasch.
Date: To be announced.
Blacksmithing with Eric Clausen: Damascus Knife Making
Date: Mid September TBA
(Only for those who have taken a class with Eric before, Limit 5 students)
In this advanced blacksmithing class master metal worker Eric Clausen will lead you through the simple yet empowering steps of forging metal into tools. We will be making damascus steel knife at this class. $75 includes materials. Class will be located in Camptonville, Ca. at 14872 Cortez Way off of Alleghany Road near North San Juan. Limit 5 students. Please bring your own water bottle, a lunch, and leather gloves. Eye & ear protection, snacks and drinks provided.
Picnic Table/Intro to Woodworking with Liz Fugman.
Date: September TBD.
Learn to get over your fear of tools, or just come to a sewing bee style workshop where we will be building picnic tables. You can buy the materials and build your own table, or you can work on a table that we will donate to the North Columbia Schoolhouse. Saturday we will build the bulk of the tables, Sunday we will finish up and sand and stain . 10-5 on Saturday, 10-2 on Sunday. Call if you have any questions. $120 for both days, does not include picnic table materials. We will purchase and have all materials ready. If you have your own tools feel free to bring them, if not we will have tools available. Class will be held at Sierra Commons at 792 Searls Ave in Nevada City. Register by WePay below or by check/Money Order to 792 Searls Ave, Nevada City, CA 95959. Please bring your own water bottle, snacks and drinks provided.
Mosiac Tiling with Marian Lee, Date: TBA