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Artisan Sourdough Bread (Age 12+)

September 10, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

September 10 from 12:00 – 4:00 pm

Save money and eat better bread! You will make a loaf of sourdough bread from start to almost-finish (you will take your shaped dough home to bake the next day). Along the way, you will learn about starter management, flour selection, mixing and dough development, shaping, and baking techniques – all of which can be done at home without fancy equipment! You will take home bread dough ready to bake the following day, a proofing towel and dough scraper, wild yeast starter, and a guide to sourdough bread baking. This class is for beginning to intermediate bread bakers. Supply list located at


Teaching Artist: Sarah West

Sarah West owns Teahouse Bakery, a Cove, Oregon-based cottage business that specializes in whole grain baked goods, including sourdough bread. She has been teaching popular classes with ACE on whole grain and sourdough baking since 2017.


Cost: $48 Member / $58 Non-Member

(Youth Scholarships Available)

Off-Site: Catherine Creek Community Center, 667 North Main St. in Union

Supplies:  Students should bring from home:

  • A medium-size bowl (approximate dimensions 8”-10” wide at the top, 3”-4” wide at the bottom)
  • Small jar or Tupperware container for taking starter home
  • Metal bread pan, if needed (see note below for more info.)

Optional supplies: 

  • Water/snacks (we will taste baked bread toward the end of class)
  • Apron/comfortable shoes (we will be standing for most of class)
  • Notebook/camera (photo documentation can be a helpful tool when you bake your first loaves at home)

Note: You will bake the bread you make in class the next day at home. Make sure this works for your schedule before registering for the class! The bowl will be used to mix your dough, carry it home, and store it in your fridge until baking. If your bowl is larger than the recommended dimensions, your loaf will be wide and flat and may not bake correctly. This type of bread is best baked in a cast iron pot (a Dutch oven, enamel coated or not). If you don’t have a cast iron pot, please bring a metal rectangular bread pan (or glass pan, if that’s all you have) to class.


If you are 18 and under, and have not already filled out a youth release form, CLICK HERE to fill one out!


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September 10, 2022
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Art Center East


Catherine Creek Community Center
667 North Main St.
Union, OR United States
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Registration cancellations & transfers must be made through Art Center East at (541) 624-2800 48 hours or more before the class start time. We cannot issue refunds or transfers for cancellations received after the 48-hour cutoff. Exceptions will be considered for medical or family emergencies. ACE will honor a refund, minus a $10 administration fee when the cancellation is made 48 hours or more before class start date. When a class is canceled due to low enrollment, we will issue a refund for all registration fees. ACE will contact you in the event of a cancellation. Face coverings will be required in accordance with statewide regulations current at the time.