WORKSHOP SIGNUP BEGINS 20 MINUTES BEFORE THE SCHEDULED START TIME. YOU MUST BE PREENT TO SIGNUP. ALL MATERIALS TO PARTICIPATE WILL BE PROVIDED. CALSS SIZE IS AT THE DISCRETION OF THE INSTRUCTOR AND MAY BE CHANGED AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE.

Saturday

Pottery with Brian DeRan (Western Desert Studio)

Working with air-dry clay you will learn the basic techniques of handcrafting a vessel. Hardened by the desert sun, you will talk your work home with you.
12p - 1p
Rec Center
10 participants

Rag Rug Weaving with Lindsey Fout (Last Chance Textiles)

Lindsey will teach a "no-sew, no-tools" technique of rag rug weaving, and get participants started on their very rug (or trivet for those with a short attention span). Materials will be provided and attendees can even take home enough fabric to finish their project.
1p - 2p
Rec Center
12 participants

Wildcrafted Fragrance with Hall Newbegin (Juniper Ridge)

Learn the principles of sustainable wildcrafting with Juniper Ridge founder, and Chief Wilderness Perfumer, Hall Newbegin. Participants will help craft a unique hydrosol using wild harvested desert plants.
2p - 3p
RV Park
20 participants

Indigo Dyeing with Megan Mussari (APPRVL)

Megan is bringing her popular workshop back for the fourth year. Participants will be provided with material to dye, but you are encouraged to bring along something to dip in the inky blue bath.
2p - 3p
Rec Center
20 participants

Hand Embroidery with Levi's Master Tailor

Levi's master tailor will teach you how to hand embroider your denim. You will learn the process of standard embroidery with an embroidery hoop and thread. You will also be gifted the tools and instructions you need to take this practice home and continue your customization journey! Please bring a pair of jeans or other denim to work on to get the most out of this class!
3p - 4p
Rec Center
20 participants

Leatherworking with Christian Resiak (Howl & Hide)

Are you nostalgic for the days at summer camp when you stitched together a wallet your parents? Howl & Hide bring the magic back. Only this time they will learn some real skills and walk away with a beautiful wallet you'll want to keep for yourself. All materials included.
4p - 5p
Rec Center
9 participants

 

Sunday

Natural Dyeing with Jenna Baucke (Jalama Dyes)

There was a time when the only way to dye fabric was naturally. Jenna revives age old techniques, crafting her dyes from plants sustainably harvested in California, and teaching you the steps to imbuing fabric and leather with the beautiful hues of nature.
12p - 1p
Rec Center
12 participants

Desert Solar Prints with Ashley Turner

Ashley, an LA-based photographer and creative director, forgoes her camera to show you how to make prints using found objects, the blazing desert sun, and little else. Images will be imprinted on fabric and paper, and will be unique abstract snapshots of your time at D&D.
1p - 2p
Rec Center
10 participants

Sashiko Stitching with Levi's

In this one hour class you will learn how to sashiko stitch your jeans for repair or personalization. Sashiko, which means little stabs, was a form of stitching started in Japan in the 1600's to repair and reinforce clothing. The technique has since become popular for personalization and self-expression.

Levi’s tailor will teach you a basic stitch to add fabric to your clothing or repair a hole. You will be gifted a kit that includes: a piece of practice fabric, needles, and thread. You will also receive a pamphlet with other stitch design instructions so you can experiment at home and give your old jeans new life. Please bring a pair of jeans or other denim to work on to get the most out of this class!
2p - 3p
Rec Center
20 participants

 

Ongoing Demos

Screen printing with Windmill City

Choose your Desert & Denim tee shirt design and watch as it is screen printed especially for you! Feel like getting your hands dirty? Grab the squeegee and Windmill City will teach you how it's done.
Rec Center

Hat Making with Hampui Medicine Hats

Do you choose the hat, or does the hat choose you? See what goes into constructing a medicine hat. Work with Wille to create a truly unique something that is more than just a hat, a traveling companion you will have for a lifetime.
RV Park

Surf Board Shaping with Shaper Studio

Watch as the skilled artisans of Shaper Studio turn a piece of foam into a sleek wave crushing piece of functional design and beauty. Surf The Mojave!
RV Park

Tintype and Ambrotype Photograpy with Lindsey Ross (The Alchemistress)

Before there was digital there was film, and before that there were photos on crafted on glass and metal. Lindsey Ross transforms Room 19 into a collodion and tintype photo studio.
Room 19

Letterpress Printing with James Tucker (Aesthetic Union)

James Tucker, of the boutique design and print studio Aesthetic Union, has transported a full printing press out to D&D. James will be creating unique prints using custom made jeans. Seeing is believing!
Room 23