Build & Learn How to Use a One-of-a-Kind Primitive Composite Bow & Arrow with David Mead June 15-19, 2020


$825 tuition; $90 materials payable to David

Key Points:
*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 David’s method unique and organic
*Build a unique bow that will get student addicted to archery

Sold Out. Please Call Paula at 317-535-4013 to be added to the waiting list.


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 David 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. David 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.