Each class is taught by an instructor that has spent years and in some cases decades learning their craft. We are very grateful to all instructors that share their crafts and skills and are willing to come to the White Rock Gathering to share their knowledge.
Deciding what class or classes to do can be difficult as there is so much to choose from.
On Wednesday between 2-4pm instructors will set out their wares on a blanket near the fire in center camp. You will be able to see their work, ask questions and sign up for their class.
There maybe a materials fee with some classes and the instructor will let you know if there is one.
Classes start daily at 9am after morning announcements where the instructors say what they are teaching and where. After an hour lunch (12-1pm) classes resume until 5pm.
Some classes will last just a morning, some all day, and some will take up 3 days. Planning your time is important, but don’t try and squeeze in too much, allow time to take in the gathering and wander through camp to see what everyone else is doing, stay and watch too.
The instructor page will list the instructors and below is a list of classes that may be available at the gathering. It is just a guide to what potentially might be offered. As we get closer we know which instructors will be attending and there will be a more accurate list. At the gathering there will be a definitive schedule of all classes/instructors on the notice board.
Arrow and Bow making, Basketry & Weaving, Blacksmithing, Hide Tanning, Campcraft, Fiber & Cordage, Fire Making, Felting, Flint knapping, Leather Work, Hunting, Tracking & Trapping, Pottery, Shelters, Tin Smithing, Wild Edibles, Botany & Medicinals.