Private Hide Tanning Mentorship


This detailed, in-person mentoring is for individuals or groups up to 4 people, who want to learn hide tanning in-depth in a close setting.

See below for details.



This option was born from the need of many hunters and farmers across BC to “get to” those freezers full of hides – it ‘s easy to let hide tanning slip away on the back burner of the to-do list when animals are hunted or harvested.  Whether you have hides of your own or want to learn more from hides I provide, this is a thorough educational setting to explore the craft.

Private Mentorships are for anyone including, but not limited to:

  • Farmers
  • Hunters and trappers
  • Museum curators and natural historians
  • Beginner hide tanners

In this setting, you travel to my studio or I travel to you, and we set up shop for as many days as you’d like (typically, 3 days +).  Each teaching day is a rate of $250 CAD.  When two or three people choose this option together, the daily teaching rate remains the same and allows for discounted mentoring for groups.

A major advantage of this option is that we can combine different hide tanning methods (smoke-tanning, bark-tanning, and mineral-tanning) and multiple animal hides (anyone from deer to fish to bear, or all of the above).

To sign up: a deposit of $250 is made by clicking the link above.  

Pricing Breakdown:

Daily teaching fee


Materials cost (optional)

$50 per hide + miscellaneous

Travel expenses 

If I travel to you, fuel and ferry expenses are paid.


If I travel to you, accommodations are provided or reimbursed.

Once a deposit is made, we decide on dates and parse out the details of number of hides, what types of tanning method, etc.  You may also sort these details in advance by emailing