In this class students will be introduced to the basic tools, techniques, and rocks involved in the world’s art of flintknapping. Safety, history, and the local community of today’s knappers will also be covered.
Students will be personally guided through the experience of creating their own arrowheads, knives, or art. The instructor will provide obsidian, loaner tools, and other necessary equipment. The primary focus of this class is to learn and practice knapping techniques.
Eye protection will be required; glasses are OK. Bring your own or instructor will provide goggles.
If you’d like to take rocks home, please bring a bucket to tote them.
Appropriate for all skill levels.
Class takes place at Arbutus Folk School, 610 4th Ave E, Olympia.
All materials, tools, and equipment will be provided. As stated, eye protection will be required; glasses are OK. Bring your own safety glasses or instructor will provide goggles. If you have tight fitting, thin, nitrile or work/gardening gloves, bring them along. Instructor will also have loaner gloves. Students should wear clothes that can get dirty and closed-toe shoes.
Open to students ages 12 and older. Slightly younger mature children may register if accompanied by a registered guardian. Full scholarships available for youth with financial need - apply at Arbutus Youth Scholarships.
For Covid safety we cannot allow drop-ins at this time - you must be registered to attend. Masks are required for the duration of all classes. Students must complete the following health check form, available digitally through the link and on paper on site, to participate and enter the building.
Instructor: Mick Hill
Capacity Remaining: 2
Schedule Details: Tuesday evenings
Dates: 2/15/2022 - 3/8/2022
Times: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Building: Arbutus Folk School
Room: Ceramic Studio
Message phone: (360) 350-0187
120 State Avenue NE, #298
Olympia, WA 98501
Facility Physical Address (no mail please):
610 4th Ave E.
Olympia, WA 98501
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