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Bow & Arrow Workshops

The bow and arrow is a symbol of primal adventure. It is a hunting tool, a weapon of war and protection, and used for sport in archery competitions. The oldest known bow was found in a cave in Denmark and is carbon dated to 9,000 BCE. Humans have been using bows and arrows for at least 10,000 years. We are excited to offer classes on this ancient art.

Bow-Making For Beginners

Saturday May 6th  through Sunday May 7th, 2017, 10am – 6pm
10 student limit.
Make a bow! Learn how to make a bow using nothing more than a knife and you’re knowledge of local trees. In this two day workshop students will learn to harvest bow wood from the local forest, make a string using the reverse wrap method of cordage making and the basics of tillering, which is the art of the Bowyer. You will come away with a usable bow of green wood and a new set of ancestral skills. Class will take place in North Portland.
Instructor: Tony Deland

Intro to Flintknapping

Saturday May 13th, 2017, 10am – 6pm
Flingknapping is the art of chipping stones into arrowheads and other stone tools. This class will focus on making arrowheads. Arrowheads are one of the most attractive stone tools. These days, flint-knapped arrowheads are more practical as earrings than they are for hunters who have access to steel. Still, there is something to be said about making the tools yourself. At our class we will learn to knapp or “pressure flake” functional arrowheads out of obsidian harvested from Glass Buttes, OR.
10 student limit.
Instructor: Tony Deland

Arrow Making

Sunday May 14th, 2017, 10am – 6pm
10 student limit.
Learn the art of taking a straight stick and hafting an arrow head to the front and feather fletching to the back! Also learn a few quick tips for making quickie arrows out of not-so-natural materials. Students take home a finished arrow. Class will take place in North Portland.
Instructor: Tony Deland

Advanced Bow-Making

TBA 2016
10 student limit.
In this four-day class you will create an American flat bow style using Osage Orange. This style of bow-making is more advanced than our beginner class. Students develop a finer eye for detail while using traditional wood working tools. This is not a quickie bow made for survival, this is a long-lasting hunting quality bow. Previous experience is preferred but not necessary.
Instructor: Tony Deland