Arrowhead making 

Learn the very ancient skills of flint knapping!

 

Reconnect with your wild side, as you learn how to make useful tools out of stone- starting with river cobbles and moving up to razor-sharp obsidian.

 

You'll learn how to strike off stone blades from cobbles, use an antler baton to carefully shape the stone flake into an arrowhead blank, then with an antler tine, you will pressure flake the edge to strengthen and sharpen it.

COST- 80  *includes everything you need!

Public Courses For 2021:

 

Flagstaff Area- July 17

Tucson Area- December 4

 

Yes! Private courses are available!

Visit the Sign Up page and choose the course & date you want! 

Carve your own bow!

Build your own beautiful, handmade bow for hunting or target practice fun!

 

Based on traditional styles of Southwest tribes, you'll learn how to start from a raw stave and work through the steps of carving and tillering to complete a custom made bow. We'll then make it come alive with a hand-twined bow string to match.

 

These bows are fast, accurate, and super fun to shoot! 

COST- 200  *includes everything you need!

Public Courses For 2021:

 

Flagstaff Area- July 23, 24, & 25

Tucson Area- December 10, 11, & 12

Yes! Private courses are available!

Visit the Sign Up page and choose the course & date you want! 

Arrow Making

Complete the set with some traditional arrows!  Learn how to find, and straighten an arrow shaft. Then, you'll learn how to add fletchings to them using hand-trimmed feathers & hide glue. You'll finish your arrow off by attaching the arrowhead you made from the flint knapping portion of class, and field points using pitch glue and deer sineau. 

 

Cost: 80

 

Public Courses For 2021:

 

Flagstaff Area- July 18

Tucson Area- December 5

 

Yes! Private courses are available!

Visit the Sign Up page and choose the course & date you want! 

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