Build & Learn How to Use a One-of-a-Kind Primitive Composite Bow & Arrow with Dave Mead June 3-7, 2019
$825 tuition, $90 material fee payable to Dave
*Build a composite bow from raw materials
*Make arrows from natural shaft materials with ancient composite style nocks
*Learn tried and true methods of bow making
*Practice instinctive (“natural archery”)
*Learn tricks that make Dave’s method unique and organic
*Build a unique bow that will get student addicted to archery
This course is for anyone wanting to learn the art of making one of the most complex ancient bow designs in history – The Composite Bow. This complex design has been simplified by Dave in such a way that students of all skills level can take part in learning the craft. Whether for hunting, target archery, or Zen, this is a MUST for those in search of something unique. There is no bow making class anywhere that compares because this composite bow is composed of five parts using three different materials, all to work in unison together. Students will learn how to make a composite bow from raw materials. There will be ample class time for presentation and discussion on how to effectively use and care for the student’s new hand-crafted archery equipment. Absolutely no experience needed and everyone will come away with a great understanding on how our ancestors used bows and arrows to defend and feed themselves. Students will gain a full experience of what it is like to craft, then tune within their human abilities, a new composite bow as it becomes an extension of their body. Dave is fast paced and organic in his style, but detailed and structured, allowing plenty of time to ensure students have a complete understanding of the task at hand.
There is an annual, nonrefundable registration fee of $45.
This registration fee is not a part of the class fee and is not deducted from the final balance due. This is the financial binding that locks you into the class and starts the registration process. This fee does not apply to students who only take one single day workshop.