CRAFTING WITH BONE
Humans have been creating beautiful tools and works of art out of bone for thousands of years. Throughout history bone has been a valuable and potentially abundant resource at times, both as a food source as well as for tool making and crafting material for items of adornment and decoration.
Have you ever wondered how to turn bone into such works of art as fish hooks, arrowheads, beads or a knife? Perhaps you or your family has a tradition around hunting or you raise your own livestock and you are eager to dive deeper into using as much of your animal as possible. Bones can be sourced from animals or simply found and gathered out in the wild and anyone can learn the immensely satisfying and rewarding skill of transforming bone into unique tools and creative adornments.
In this class we will be working with deer bone to learn how to select the right bone for your desired project, how to clean and prepare them for use, tools and techniques for shaping bone and methods for decorating your project such as scrimshaw. We will spend most of our day together working on our bone projects and you will leave not only with your unique bonework but with the knowledge of how to continue to practice this ancient skill in your own backyard.
Dates: February 11, 2024
Location: Earth Native Campus, 137 Woodview Lane, Bastrop, TX
Ages: This is an adult class but open to ages 14+. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult participant with a 1:1 ratio. An enrollment form and class fee must be received for each person attending class, regardless of age.
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