ATLATL & DART MAKING
Have you ever seen an atlatl in action? Better yet, have you ever gotten to throw one? Well now is your chance to go even further. In this exciting new hands-on class, students will learn how to create both an atlatl and the an atlatl dart using natural materials including turkey feather fletching and sinew for binding them down to the shaft.
All throughout prehistory, ancient peoples from all over the world developed a multitude of unique tools for harvesting food. Among all the technologies invented for hunting game, the atlatl and dart was the first true propulsion system, beyond the human arm, that consisted of both a projectile and a launching device.
In addition to making an atlatl and dart, the class will cover the skills of holding and throwing the atlatl for distance as well as accuracy. We will have fun playing a primitive game similar to Lawn Darts. Get ready to have a ton of fun during this blast into the past as we get primal and explore the exciting skill of atlatl throwing!
Each student will make their own atlatl and dart that they will take home with them.
Location: Earth Native Campus, 137 Woodview Lane, Bastrop, TX
Ages: This is an adult class but open to ages 12+. Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult participant with a 1:1 ratio. An enrollment form and payment must be received for each person attending class, regardless of age.
Purchase an Earth Native Klean Kanteen Bottle
16 oz, TKWide insulated
hot/cold beverage bottle
with leak-proof cafe cap, $25
27 oz, Stainless Steel water bottle
with spots top, $20
Available to buy during registration - pick up at class!