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Olive's Workshops

Introduction to Flintknapping

Regular price $65.00
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Introduction to Flintknapping

Instructor: Andrew Lee

Day & Date: Friday, July 26

Time: 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Tuition: $65.00

Ages: Adults (18 and up)

All levels are welcome. No experience required.

Students Please Bring:

  • Note taking materials.
  • (Optional) A snack and/or water bottle. Filtered water is available in the classroom.

Students will be given a large piece of stone and, using a smooth cobble as a hammerstone, shown how to remove a “flake”, or small piece. Next, they will be given a pressure flaker tool and instructed how to thin and shape their flakes into a finished arrowhead. Each student will have the opportunity to create several projectile points, and they will take home their finished pieces and the pressure flaker, as well as several additional flakes to complete on their own. Safety equipment such as gloves and eye protection will be provided. No prior knowledge of or experience with flintknapping is necessary.

Instructor provided materials are included with an estimated $20 FEE PAYABLE TO THE INSTRUCTOR at the time of the workshop. Material fees may change depending on the number of participants and price of materials at the workshop. *Payment by cash or check is required for materials fees. 

* Workshops are subject to low enrollment cancellation if the minimum number of students is not reached. You can call Olive’s Porch to check current enrollment for any of the workshops you’re interested in*

About Instructor: Andrew Lee is a certified educator with over two decades of teaching experience. His fascination with history began by finding Native American artifacts in Northwest Georgia as a young boy. He credits this time in his life as crucial in developing a deep interest in understanding past cultures. While at the University of Georgia, Andrew met master primitive skills instructor Scott Jones. After taking Jones' flintknapping class, the fuse was officially lit. More than twenty years later, through teaching in elementary and middle schools as well as in the correctional setting, the constant passion in Andrew's educational life has been pursuing history, including learning more about primitive skills. The bark baskets and stone bladed knives that he creates are ways that he expresses this love of history and nature.